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Weekend Story- The Master’s Lesson

Master's Lesson

At a Buddhist monastery, a student once approached his Master and said to him, “O Master, please guide me. Every time I sit in meditation, I seek out peace. But unfortunately, negative thoughts keep coming to me, and they disturb Read more…


Rumination Is Value-less

rumination

I have a bad habit. I go through phases where I ruminate a lot. During those periods, my mind constantly cycles through the same thoughts over and over again. As a result, I overthink to a fault. Am I doing Read more…


Love The Plateau

Love The Plateau

In the quest for Mastery in any domain, there are times where you do all the work, but it doesn’t feel as if any progress is being made.  You are a start-up pitching your ideas to many customers, but the Read more…


Tasks Vs Dreams

Dreams

I recently came across this wonderful quote by Alden Mills, an Ex-Navy Seal who said- ” If you know you can do it, and you know what it takes, it is a task, not a dream!!” It is a task Read more…


Man On The Horse

Man On The Horse

In a town, people on the sidewalk noticed a horse come galloping down the road. The man on the horse seemed to be in a hurry and had somewhere important to go. Recognizing the rider, an acquaintance on the sidewalk Read more…


Three Steps To Be A Good Listener

Good Listener

“Can you please stop looking at your phone and pay attention to what I am saying!!”. These were the exasperated words from my wife this morning as she tried to get me to listen to what she was saying. Her Read more…


Think Beyond Yourself

self-centered

There are moments and situations where I feel distracted and disturbed, unable to focus and concentrate on anything. Looking back at all those moments, I have noticed something familiar in all of such moments. I was doing something from the Read more…


Your Anxiety Is In Your Wandering Awareness

I was driving my son to school this morning, and he was stressing and anxious about a Physics Class Assessment he had in the first period of the day. “hope I can answer all the questions and complete the paper Read more…


Five Ways To Develop Mindfulness

Most of our life happens on autopilot. Our habits, reactions, impulses, routines control us, and we are not even aware of them taking over. A few days back, after a difficult work-related conversation, I was chatting with my son on Read more…


Be In The Now

Everything that we do at any moment is often to serve some outcome in the future. Studying NOW to prepare for an exam Driving NOW to reach a destination. Arguing with someone NOW to prove that you are right. Making Read more…