Forgiveness after a brutal attack. Heart of gold shines

By | 2018-01-23T14:34:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|

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

Freedom from your Inner Critic

By | 2018-01-16T16:40:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|

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.

9 Personality Traits Blocking Happiness & A Sure Way to Let It Find You

By | 2017-12-28T13:14:06+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|

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:

The highest New Year’s Resolution: “Steal back yourself”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:27+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|

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

The Jesus within – let the pains lead you to your true self

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:27+00:00 December 27th, 2015|

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.

Power of gratuitude

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|

"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

On relationships: don’t try changing him/her

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:28+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|

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