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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…


You Are An Evolving Consciousness

Our consciousness is what differentiates us from animals. Consciousness is the uniquely human ability to understand that we are alive. It is what gives us the power to act independently of our instincts. For an animal, if it is hungry, Read more…


Your Future Is In Your Present

We never experience our future in the future. We experience the future as the “NOW” when it happens. Our life is always experienced in the present moment. In fact, I would say our future is a series of Time-lapse “Now’s” Read more…


When There Is Devotion Everything Becomes Special

My mother, for me, is the world’s best cook. Even the most ordinary vegetables in her hands transform into a fantastic dish, incredibly tasty and satisfying. I don’t remember even a single day where any of her preparations were not Read more…


Don’t Get Angry

There is a quote attributed to Nelson Mandela, saying, “Don’t let anger become your poison.” When I was younger, I used to have occasional bouts of anger. Anger at my wife for something she did or did not do, anger Read more…


Dealing With Unpleasant Feelings

One of the root causes of low self-confidence is our struggle to deal with some of the unpleasant feelings we encounter in our day to day interactions. Our sense of feeling emotionally capable and robust is tied to our capacity Read more…


Take Feedback But Ignore Opinions

People always have opinions about others. That is human nature. “He is aggressive.” “He is smart,” “He is self-centered.” “He is not confident.” “I love the way he works.” “He is a difficult person.” For everyone, whatever one may do, Read more…


Five Keys To Happiness

Last week I came across an interview that Jeff Weiner, the founder of Linkedin, gave to New York Times in which he mentions five keys of happiness that one of his mentors Ray Chambers shared with him.  The 5 points Read more…


Managing Mindset

I keep having some interesting old YouTube videos popping up on my social media feeds. Yesterday, I came across an interview that Virat Kohli, the inspirational Indian Cricket Captain, gave a few years back to one of the sports channels. Read more…