It was in the news recently that an advice on a note written by Albert Einstein describing his theory of happiness has sold for US$1.56 million at a Jerusalem auction. See here or here. And what did the note read? “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” -Einstein
What an epic tennis match it was on Sunday night. Australian Open final between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Roger and Rafa at their best, this time Roger won and I must admit I was barracking for him. I equally enjoyed his speech and his post match interviews. Few gems:
When was the last time you felt okay for no good reason? The last time you were simply happy being yourself just the way you are; without any self judgments? And how long did it last? In this talk I introduce you to your Inner Critic, your Judge Within and offer you a few simple techniques to begin freeing yourself from the shackles of your inner judge to be able to feel simply okay with yourself more often.
With Xmas and the New Year round the corner, there will be a peak of fun and activities as well as workplace gatherings and family reunions which are bound to shake us a little bit out of our daily routines and comfort zones. For some this could mean facing more intense peaks and troughs of
Almost everyone would be in pursuit of happiness at some stage of their lives. Most people seek happiness all of their lives and would miss it even in front of their noses. The truth is that authentic happiness is not something to attain by pursing it, it can only ensue. Ultimately it can only ensue as a result of dedicating one’s life to knowing oneself. Now this journey of self-knowing takes many different shapes depending on the circumstances and the life stage one is in. For instance Viktor Frankl; highly respected neurologist and psychiatrist and a Holocaust survivor; puts it this way:
At the core of my work with clients is to help them transform their attitude towards life and to reorient their identity. This new attitude and reorientation work is referred to as self knowing (Know thyself) which is the cornerstone of Universal Timeless Wisdom.
It is that time of the year when many people make their New Year's Resolutions and unfortunately most also break them sooner or later. So I thought I write again something about new year's resolutions and why we mostly break them. Few ideas crossed my mind and I started writing how our resolutions are usually
Enjoy the festive season, but do not despair if the fun does not last, welcome it. Should you at some stage feel emptiness, face those "so what" moments, or suffer existential pains; do not despair. Do not ignore your experience either and do not even try changing it with different, new or more intense activities.
"This society would fall apart if not for another economy, one in which gifts surpass expectations, in which insufficiency is acknowledged and dependence celebrated." I enjoyed reading this op-ed by David Brooks in New York Times about gratitude and felt like sharing it with you here. It reminded me of a dear Sufi friend of
Just felt like sharing a few wonderful quotations on intimate relationships. They relate timeless universal wisdom in different ways: Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed ~Albert Einstein Einstein and his second wife Elsa Löwenthal who was also