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

Irony of buying Einstein’s advice on happiness

By | 2017-12-28T13:00:12+00:00 November 13th, 2017|

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

“Don’t judge me!” Is judgement always harmful?

By | 2018-01-16T13:01:10+00:00 May 4th, 2016|

Judgment is not necessarily always harmful. Is judgement helpful or harmful?“Don’t judge me!” could be both a powerful liberating statement and a misguided one creating misunderstanding and separation. Have you ever wondered what judgement actually is? If it is just harmful, then how can we know good from bad and legitimately express our preferences in life and in our relationships? Many of us have a conflicting or ambivalent understanding of judgement. I believe that gaining a clearer understanding of judgment can be extremely helpful and empowering in our relationship with ourselves and with others.

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.

“If Abbott is not stupid, why does he keep doing stupid things?” The Enneagram might shed light.

By | 2017-12-20T17:29:41+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|

"On one occasion, Turnbull found himself in an Adelaide pub drinking beer with a group of workers from the Australian Submarine Corporation. Abbott, the workers told him, was an idiot. Of course he isn't, Turnbull replied. The man is a Rhodes Scholar with a degree in economics from Oxford University. He's actually very bright. The

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

8 Surprising Habits that Might Prevent Authentic Happiness

By | 2017-12-12T22:05:48+00:00 December 24th, 2014|

This a re-post from an article which I liked in the PsychCentral blog. I am sharing it because over time I have seen how such habits inhibit one's authentic happiness. I have come across these and similar conditionings in myself and many clients. Bottom line is the lifetime practice of "questioning the status quo", the self-inquiry and