Contemplation is the foundation of action; without contemplation, what we do is not action but reaction
Jan12

Contemplation is the foundation of action; without contemplation, what we do is not action but reaction

Some people view contemplation and action as opposites: “If we are contemplative, we can’t be active.” To substantiate…

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The essence of discipline is to make our intelligence faster than our mind
Dec31

The essence of discipline is to make our intelligence faster than our mind

Suppose we tend to waste too much time on Facebook. We can try to discipline ourselves, but fail. Why is becoming disciplined…

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To understand what is wrong in the world, look first in the mirror, not the newspaper
Dec29

To understand what is wrong in the world, look first in the mirror, not the newspaper

When we hear about the many things wrong in the world, we may feel distressed and disheartened. To make sense of things, we…

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If we eat waste, it shows in our waist
Dec26

If we eat waste, it shows in our waist

Whenever we eat a lot, we may enjoy it initially. But we will suffer eventually. Especially if we eat junk food, that comes…

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We have snakes inside us, but we are not one of them
Dec23

We have snakes inside us, but we are not one of them

Suppose someone we thought we knew suddenly does something terrible and hurtful. We may be aghast, wondering what kind …

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What we achieve depends on not just how we strive but also on what we believe
Dec18

What we achieve depends on not just how we strive but also on what we believe

Some people think, “If you just work hard, you can achieve anything.” However, many people work hard throughout their…

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