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:
In the spirit of the World Cup, which I have been enjoying so much lately (still am), here are some reflections on Lionel Messi’s magic. Time and again I’m amazed by Messi’s magic on the field which is on display with a unique blend of genius, quietness, serenity and economy. He is obviously an enormously gifted player but his success must have other ingredients too. And no it’s not simply hard work and preparation either. So naturally, I got curious about his off the field practices and came across a number article mentioning that Messi practices meditation.
Nasreddin (or Nasrudin) is a satirical Sufi figure who is believed to have lived around the 13th century. A contemporary of Rumi; Nasreddin was a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes. Today, I'd like to share with you one of Nasreddin's stories in relation to the wisdom of achieving our true resolutions more effectively by being present.
Today we really need more Heroes and less Champions or Winners or Number Ones. Listen to what George Foreman has to say about Muhammad Ali and his non aggression in the heat of the moment when he was knocked out by Ali. How Ali had a chance to finish him off while he was stumbling down
This post is dedicated to the spirit of the Australian Open tennis tournament; which by the way was one of the reasons why this month's InnerChange newsletter was delayed :) Couple of weeks ago, a dear friend, subscriber, and my tennis partner sent me the link to an interesting blog called Timeless Tennis. He told me