Tag Archive: Peace

A Special Question

Sometimes I think of the following question. Which of the following is true? Do I use my mind to do a certain set of tasks based on my plans? Does my mind control a frame equipped with arms and legs…
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Stars to the Rescue Again

Starry night

In the pre-technology era, there was no GPS and there was no Internet. People used to mark directions according to the position of the stars. That helped a lot in determining the correct route. Stars were the GPS of the…
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Covering the Ground by Foot

Usually if I have to go somewhere, I always think about the time it will take to reach there. If I can manage, I prefer walking that distance. Gradually I have started to appreciate the little benefits that come with…
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A Problem with “How was your Day Today?”

Most of the parents ask this question when they pick up their children from school, or when the children return home. The problem with this question is that it is quite open ended. If the child feels happy according to…
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Mixing Relaxation and Work

I read an interesting piece in the book Tools of Titans by author Tim Ferriss, where there was a passage by Derek Sivers about the importance of relaxing and enjoying oneself. A few years ago, I lived in Santa Monica,…
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Real Meaning of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the ultimate virtue, everyone knows that. However, there is a strange misunderstanding about the concept of forgiveness among many people. We usually think that if someone has unknowingly done something wrong and did not have an intention to…
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More Choices

Choice plays strange roles in our lives. Sometimes there is nothing better than having more choices at your disposal. Many a times, however, having one simple straight route laid out is a great blessing. In his book The Paradox of…
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Keep Your Ego Small

Lake

I have observed that although our bodies get larger as we grow, we still remain children from inside. This is true for both women, who remain the same little girls who can cry for a whole day on a doll’s…
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The 3 P’s of Emotional Resilience

When something catastrophic happens to us, it is very easy to fall into an ocean of grief and sadness. In May 2016, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, spoke on loss and resilience to the Class of 2016…
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Comparisons are a Meaningless Exercise

In his article, How Do You Measure Your Life, the writer Mark Manson narrates an interesting story which he also mentions in his popular book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. In the early 1980s, a talented young…
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