Value those who value you and don’t overvalue those who devalue you
Sep24

Value those who value you and don’t overvalue those who devalue you

Suppose we are giving a talk. If the audience is responsive and appreciative, we feel enthused to speak. But if the audience…

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Solutions that try to satisfy everyone usually sway no one and solve nothing
Aug18

Solutions that try to satisfy everyone usually sway no one and solve nothing

Whenever we face problems, different people suggest different solutions. Because everyone is irreducibly individual,…

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Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions
Jan25

Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions

When we practice spiritual life, we go against the overall materialistic current of the world. The road less travelled …

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Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion
May31

Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion

We are social beings who thrive in happy relationships. To keep our interactions with others pleasant, we usually want …

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Happiness comes not by maximizing our possessions, but by minimizing our attachments
Apr04

Happiness comes not by maximizing our possessions, but by minimizing our attachments

Today’s materialistic culture makes us believe that the more possessions we have, the happier we will be. However, such…

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When we are alone, we are alone with our worst enemy
Dec20

When we are alone, we are alone with our worst enemy

Suppose warriors at the end of a day of heavy fighting return to the security of their camp. Just as they relax, they are attacked…

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