Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life – Earl Nightingale

I’d like to tell you about the Strangest Secret in the world. Some years ago, the late Nobel Prize winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was being interviewed in London and a reporter asked him, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” And the great doctor was silent a moment. And then he said, “Men simply don’t think.”…

Why Most People Never Get What They Want

Life is confusing. It will misinform you if you don’t know who you are, what you stand for, and what you want. It can feel almost impossible to live your dreams. Knowing what you actually want is the first step. Most people never do the inner work to figure that first step out. But once you start…

The Inspirational Words Of Wisdom Of Edgar Albert Guest

On Quitting How much grit do you think you’ve got?Can you quit a thing that you like a lot?You may talk of pluck; it’s an easy word,And where’er you go it is often heard;But can you tell to a jot or guessJust how much courage you now possess? You may stand to trouble and keep…

Is Happiness The Result, Absence or Acceptance Of Suffering?

Eckhart Tolle in A New Earth says, “Love, joy, and peace are deep states of Being, or rather three aspects of the state of inner connectedness with Being. As such, they have no opposite. This is because they arise from beyond the mind. Emotions, on the other hand, being part of the dualistic mind, are…

Lock-down Watch List: 7 Thought Provoking Movies That Expand Your Mind

Increasing your intelligence does not always land on the lap of books, eating brain food or the learning of new skills. It also does not necessarily rely on watching of documentaries and current affairs programs, albeit they do give you a good information berth. I believe that you can find meaning in every single thing…

(7) Powerful Life Poetry For Hard Times

Jump to specific poems: A Psalm of Life – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Desiderata – Max Erhmann Invictus – William Earnest Henley Go All The Way – Charles Bukowski If— Rudyard Kipling The Laughing Heart – Charles Bukowski Defeat – Khalil Gibrani A Psalm of Life – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “The heights by great men reached and keptWere…

How To Find A Meaning in Life- Victor Frankl’s Man’s Search For Meaning

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” A test consisting of 7,948 students at forty-eight colleges, was conducted by social scientists from Johns Hopkins University. They asked the students what…

The Science of Well-Being and The Meaning Of Life (Wk 1)

Disclaimer: I am taking a course called The Science of well being at Yale University – the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history. The course, quite literally, changes the way you think about happiness through scientific research put into practical methods. In my attempt to digest the content better and practically apply it,…

How To Survive A Pandemic and How Marcus Aurelius Can Help

Marcus Aurelius, the force that saw Rome through a plague, put some weight in this sentence when he said, “Bear in mind constantly that all of this has happened before, and will happen again—the same plot from beginning to end, the identical staging. Produce them in your mind, as you know them from experience or…