Tag Archive: Peace

Why is Grief the Providence of Youth

Providence of youth

In the movie Knives Out, there is an interesting dialogue delivered by the detective Benoit Blanc to the mother of Harlan Thrombey in which he condoles with her for the loss of her son. Why is grief the providence of…
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Recently I read some beautiful words by the scientist Carl Sagan, on books. What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles….
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A Summary of The Power of Now

The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle, is a masterpiece in spiritual writings. The main theme revolves around one core concept wrapped with other layers of meanings. There are also several good summaries of this book available online. I thought…
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Two Lessons I Learned from My Father

Father and son

I am a very different person as compared to my father. We have completely different maps on how the world works and how a beautiful life fits into this picture. However, I have learned two lessons from him which over…
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Being Grateful for Being Grateful

As they say, the children do not listen to our words, they simply imitate our actions. As I have mentioned in other posts on gratitude here and here, we have this ritual at the dinner table where every member of…
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Because We Can ….

Android David conversing with Dr. Holloway

In the great movie Prometheus, the android David engages in a very interesting conversation with Dr. Holloway. Holloway: You think we wasted our time coming here, don’t you? David: Your question depends on me understanding what you hoped to achieve…
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Developing a Character

Recently, I had a chance to read a great story in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series for moms which you can find below. I remember well the day I realized I had a true mother here in the…
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Stoic Triangle

Stoic triangle

A while ago, I had the chance to read about stoic philosophy from the book The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness by Jonas Salzgeber. According to Wikipedia, Stoicism is predominantly a philosophy of…
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A Good Race to the Less

Our world is increasingly becoming focused on more. With competition everywhere, more is always required. More money, more love, more stuff, more prestige, and so on. It is very difficult for a person born in a disadvantaged position (e.g., in…
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Searching for Happiness

Most of my readers probably will know this concept but a reminder sometimes helps. Time and again, I see articles on the happiness being the north start of our lives and almost always next we are encouraged to seek ways…
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