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

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:

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

Your Personal Happiness Machine

By | 2017-12-20T17:31:41+00:00 November 25th, 2014|

Happiness? Who doesn't want to be happy? Well here are few simple instructions that can serve you as your Personal Happiness Machine, with perpetual batteries included :)  Yes, perpetual because you don't need an external energy source. I don't blame you for being skeptic, but why not give it a go and check it out for