‘SLAVE’ OR A ‘MASTER’ TO CIRCUMSTANCES – Who are you? 

Life is suffering, they say. My INSIGHT is whether I want to live happily or fashion a miserable life. The situations and circumstances will vary for good or bad. It is in my hands to become a meagre ‘Slave’ or a ‘Master’ to the circumstances. I must understand that I am the architect, organiser, and …

TO DESIRE ‘CALMNESS’: CALM YOUR DESIRES. Five ways to rekindle desire in relationships.

  ‘To desire’ and ‘to be calm’ may be friends when in harmony — but they are daggers-drawn foes if one supersedes the other. A fiery desire takes away the sanctity of calmness. Staying calm, content, and rejoicing all the time in a comfort zone snatches away life’s purpose to prosper, outshine, and dream. There …

‘HEDONISM’ – The Pursuit of Pleasure. Does it enslave us? FIVE WAYS TO FIGHT IT.

We seek happiness by pursuing pleasant things. We do get it, but can we sustain that happiness we envisage once we are there? NO! We cannot. The human mind has the power to adapt – joy is short-lived, and success seems futile and mundane. As a result, we begin seeking something new, and the cycle …

LIVING WITH ‘REGRETS’ or ‘GRATITUDE’ – What do we want?

Most of us live in yesteryear, making REGRET an influential tool. Our minds are relentlessly at work trying to question and analyse what we could/should have done differently. We ponder how others mistreated or victimized us. We curse our actions and our destiny for our wrongdoings. GRATITUDE is a state of being thankful to the …

‘BRASS’ screams, “LOOK, I AM GOLD” – ‘GOLD’ smiles and prefers SILENCE.

Brass tries to copy Gold’s sheen and shouts at the world, “I am gold.” This false belief system does not work — people are no fools. They understand the difference. Gold knows its worth and quietly enjoys supremacy without exaggerating its value. Human life is all about the emotional jugglery and mental complexities of Brass …

IF ‘GOSSIPING’ IS YOUR FOOD – you are probably overweight!

‘Gossip’ is an intriguing word that infuses adrenaline wherever it reaches or whosoever it nurtures. A gossiper beholds extreme boredom on one hand and nasty bitterness on the other. Most people enjoy it as the best form of dialogue and communication compared to any other form of speech. Gossip is information shared about an absent …

“JOMO” – BEHOLD THE PLEASURE OF CHOOSING WHAT TO ‘KEEP’ AND WHAT TO ‘GIVE’.

  The joys in life depend not only on getting and achieving things — Feel the joy and happiness of deliberately and consciously avoiding certain situations, people, places and relationships – ‘The joy of missing out’, JOMO. This is undoubtedly a favourable situation, unlike the antonym FOMO – ‘Fear of missing out’. During a brainstorming …

I LOVE TO ‘SULK’ – AM I ANGRY AT MYSELF? SEVEN WAYS TO FIGHT IT.

 Sulking is a habit and a negative personality trait for many people. They understand the menace but cannot pull themselves out of that dark, dingy emotional vault. Do they draw pleasure out of it, or do they try to make the other person feel guilty? – ‘Please cuddle me and pull me out of my …

ADULATION IS ‘POSITIVE’, BUT WHAT, IF IT IS FLATTERY AND SYCOPHANCY?

Who doesn’t love Adulation, Praise at work, Physical Admiration, and Exaltation while performing on stage? WE ALL DO. But is the glitz of that pseudo-pedestal steady and heart-warming when you realize that it is Flattery and Sycophancy? Some may thrive on that, but it seems like a cooked-up and farce admiration somewhere in the psyche. …