Post #103. Emily Esfahani Smith on Living a Meaningful Life

Just saw a TED talk by the author & researcher Emily Esfahani Smith about meaning vs. happiness. This is a summary.  We are pursuing happiness which makes us unhappy... Many feel hopeless... depressed & isolated... Can the constant feed of news, the constant comparison on social media and the addiction to technology have anything to do … Continue reading Post #103. Emily Esfahani Smith on Living a Meaningful Life

Post #102. The Dreamer & The Doer – How Are They Getting Along?

"Potential unexpressed turns into pain." - Robin Sharma "The longer you live a ‘safe’ life, the more your goals, potential, and any sense that your life has meaning all fade away and eventually seem beyond reach. You’ve consigned your soul to Part X. The only way to take it back is to identify what’s really … Continue reading Post #102. The Dreamer & The Doer – How Are They Getting Along?

Post #99. Seek to Understand Rather than Judge & Force (everyone will be better off for it) Part 2.

"Happiness and freedom begins with a clear understanding of one principle. Some things are within your control and something are not."  - Epictetus  When stuff happens, we can either accept it or try to change it. The problem appears when we try to change things we have no real power to change... You know... Sometimes we … Continue reading Post #99. Seek to Understand Rather than Judge & Force (everyone will be better off for it) Part 2.

Post #98. The Little Seed & The Big Tree

Once there was a Little Seed on an field. He was jumping around, feeling small and lonely... The Little Seed felt so little that he hid himself behind a rock, so that no one could see how little he was. "I'm so small... Useless... I will never amount to anything... I'm just a seed. A … Continue reading Post #98. The Little Seed & The Big Tree

Post #96. Place Joy & Success in Your Immediate Control Zone

Why is it so hard for us to know what we want in life?  I had a conversation yesterday with a woman in her 50's. With a sad look in her face, which turned into a little laugh while shrugging her shoulders, she told me "I still don't know what I want to do with my … Continue reading Post #96. Place Joy & Success in Your Immediate Control Zone

Post #94. The 4 Essential Skills For Reaching any Destination

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."  - Henry David Thoreau I’ve been wanting to summarise what I believe to be the keys to reaching a goal or a purpose in life. I’ve thought about it … Continue reading Post #94. The 4 Essential Skills For Reaching any Destination

Post #93. Use Your Inner Freedom

“We always have a choice about the contents and character of our inner lives.” -  Epíktētos, Greek Stoic Philosopher, AD 50 -135 Our inner lives... This is where all the choices happen. Aware or unaware. Freedom is a choice. We are always free on the inside. This freedom can only be lost by forgetting we have … Continue reading Post #93. Use Your Inner Freedom