Posts Tagged ‘ introspection ’

F r e e yourself

free

Free yourself Of expectations Money Restrictions Constraints. Free yourself Of limitations Material bindings Wants and needs. Free yourself Of ambition A job Stress Demands. Free yourself Of competition Hype Frustrations Pain. Free yourself Of order Routine Planning. Free yourself Of  obligations Rituals Guilt Remorse. Free your “self” From your body. Be a stream of…
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Winning isn’t everything

In it to Win it

I’ve often wondered where our urge to win stems from. What prompts us to want to come first? Why is coming second or third not good enough? As a kid, I was always taught that winning isn’t everything and yet when it came to class tests or sports meets, my parents would set the…
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A journey of self-discovery

The journe to self-discovery isn't easy

I sat in silence. The sky engulfed me. So did the greenery. It was a meditative state … hearing nothing but the chirping of the birds. The sound of the breeze in the rustling leaves. The smell of grass. Everything kissed by the sun. I was at peace. As I cocked my head to…
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An inquiring mind

Thinking

A couple of my posts in the recent past have triggered some “interesting” in-person/offline reactions — people have said that I am “too philosophical” or that I “want to live in an ideal world.” I’ve been told some of these issues don’t concern them (or me, for that matter) and never will … so…
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You are not your job

Needs and wants

I watched The Fight Club again after several years and it was interesting that different aspects of the movie resonated with me this time than when I had first seen it. Probably because of where I am in my life right now vis-a-vis a decade ago. There are a lot of gems in this…
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A stunted approach to personal growth

Be Good To Yourself

Like most folks working in corporate America, every year I am asked to identify areas of professional development. For the past four years I have been going to the Editors Forum, a conference that brings together writers and magazine editors from the world of higher education to exchange ideas, explore uncharted territories, and look…
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