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The Ending of Unhappiness

After a couple of stormy days the sea today looks calm and undisturbed. An expansive blue peacefully stretched to distances. Many contemplative wisdom traditions suggest that the natural/original state of our mind is similarly quiet, peaceful and undisturbed like an expansive blue sky or a calm sea. Let’s do a little experiment. Close your eyes […] Read more

How to Find My Career Path?

  Self-awareness is fundamental when consciously charting our career path Most often we allow things to happen to us – when asked how did you chose your current role, it is not uncommon to hear responses such as “It fell on my lap” or “the money was good” or “it just happened” … using a […] Read more

Are New Year Resolutions Meant to Be Broken?

New Year resolutions are often meant to be broken when they are rushed thoughts mechanically drawn up against a tight year-end deadline. And specially when they are “to keep up with Joneses”. They just take so much effort, struggle and energy to keep up with and push through. And after a few days, weeks or […] Read more

Automatic Inner-Dialogue/Sparring

In demanding times and busy lives, people often complain of not having enough energy. The benefits from the conventional list of remedies such as exercise, a new diet, spa treatments or shopping are often short lived. Going for a holiday, doing something exciting or discovering a new activity is necessary and revitalising. However, if we […] Read more

Perception: How We Create Our Own Circumstances

  Perception is the way we see or interpret ourselves, others and the events around us. Furthermore, the way we perceive or interpret an event directly determines how we feel and act. But if our perceptions are inadequate or faulty to begin with, our course of actions will be flawed and ineffective. For example, take […] Read more

“If Only”, Smells Fishy

  If Only mind-habit promises fulfilment but delivers disappointment “If only” mind-habit, puts a condition on happiness. It wants us to believe that happiness lies in the future, in the next and the next and the next thing – a future that perhaps never arrives. If only I get accepted to university, I will be […] Read more

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