Life

18 Things to Be Happy About

  Life is so beautiful. I believe that the entire existence is made for our pleasure. We carry the burdens of our thoughts and responsibilities, and stop enjoying what we’re meant to enjoy. You might be sad today – tired and trodden. But life is not about being worn out. There is so much to [...]

Start This New Year with Zen Motivation

It’s a new year, a new beginning, time to set some new goals and add milestones to the ongoing ones. But where to find an endless supply of motivation, the energy of positive thinking? How to bind it with daily life? Here are some suggestions, shared by achievers: Break down big goals into small ones [...]

Laughing Your Heart Out

We have all heard the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine”. What we rarely realize is the ageless truth behind these words. Laughing more often really does benefit our emotional and physical health. Like an apple a day, laughter too keeps the doctor away. If you find yourself in a fix and you ask yourself [...]

How To Connect With Your Inner Voice

As a child I was subjected to several incidents where I heard voices and was swept away by strong pangs of emotion. They were infrequent, but unpredictable in nature. Because I was a child, I often felt insecure by these happenings; they made me wonder if I was a freak, if I suffered from delusion [...]

A “Luckless” Life

“Good and bad luck is but a synonym, in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment. The prudent, the considerate, the circumspect, or the industrious, seldom complain of their ill-luck; it is only the grumbler, the idler, and the gambler who protest against the ills of misfortune.” – John Lyman Chatfiled, Day’s Collacon [...]

The Solution To ANY Problem – Face It And Move On

An African tribesman wanted to test his three sons to deduce who would be the best choice to succeed him as leader of the tribe. For this, he devised a test. He had the entire tribe assemble around a lone tree – large and commanding. He told his sons to find a way down a [...]

Methods To Take Control Of Your Life

Life is chaos – an endless serenade of mayhem and confusion. Keeping sense of it all amidst this tornado of commotion is a task in itself. Sometimes, even the slightest disturbances can get to our nerves and make us lose our calm and patience. This can make us do unwise things and affect our relationships. [...]

Do You Wish To Be Happy? Something Needs to Change NOW

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find how far a person can go.” – TS Eliot. How to be happy? By reaching out of your comfort zones and taking risks. Comfort zones are where dreams go to die. The real world begins at the edge of a person’s comfort zone, at the [...]

Things You Should Be Able to Say About Your Life

Recently I received a letter from Bob, an old friend of mine. The opening lines read “I was suffering from a serious case of lung cancer, which the doctors declared as incurable. They sent me back home to live out my final four weeks. Last week they admitted me back to the hospital because they [...]

Are You Limited by the Fear of What Other People Think?

  I used to live a half-life. I lived not for myself, but for other people’s approvals. I always used to see myself through the subjective lens of the world around me. And the lens was always a negative, condescending, disapproving one. This blocked me from the real world and hampered my interpersonal growth. It [...]