Category Archives: reflection

Reflection on Stress

Stress in general is mainly due to events happening against our will or events having ambiguous/unknown outcomes or events being void of meaning to us. Our mindset is critical in dealing with stress. Life happens and we sometimes have minimal control … Continue reading

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Questioning Our Assumptions

One thing that can bring us peace of mind is dropping our worst case assumptions and guesses. Believing that our assumption is correct, while there are many possibilities, can only bring us torment. This issue can show up in our … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice, Save Your Life, Volume 4: Transcendent Men, Real Stories

I am one of the contributing authors for the upcoming book “Find Your Voice, Save Your Life, Volume 4: Transcendent Men, Real Stories”, which is tentatively scheduled to be launched on Amazon on August 2nd. The title of my chapter … Continue reading

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Unexpected Events

Plan your best and let life happen in unexpected ways. Last week I took a vacation with my family. My daughter had planned everything: where to stay, what meals to eat and where to visit. Her planning made the trip … Continue reading

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Distraction: A Double Edged Sword

There are situations where distraction is a must and there are situations where focus is a must. Let us look at both situations and rational and need for both cases. In some situations distraction can be disastrous and focusing is … Continue reading

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Truth of What We say and Think Maters

Our subconscious does not distinguish between truth and half-truths.  It takes our thoughts and words literally. If we are not careful with the accuracy of our thoughts and words, we may experience a reality that is only our own creation. … Continue reading

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Wardrobe Change

Have you ever caught yourself saying, today is going to be a miserable day and you were correct?  Have you ever predicted a great day and you were correct?  We may not have control over events in our daily life; however, how … Continue reading

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Motivations Matters

Our motivation in doing things provides us clues regarding our consciousness and self-awareness. To know ourselves, it is crucial to understand our own motivations in doing things – without judging or condemning ourselves. Why do I want to live? Why … Continue reading

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Self-Acceptance

Last week, I pondered on a serious question. Do I accept myself with all of my perceived “shortcomings”? Have I accepted my ‘shortcomings’ such as: fear, impatience, need for connection, or supper sensitivity without judging myself as defective? Is my acceptance … Continue reading

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World Events

These days we may feel sad, angry, disappointed and helpless due to news of the events. We also may feel inspired by the courage, bravery, sacrifice and resiliency of people mentioned in the news. The other day, I realized my … Continue reading

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Partners in the Tango of Life

We often want to eliminate the bad and the ugly. However, the experience of good and desirable things in life are mostly possible due to the existence of their opposite. The bad and ugly is like a flashlight in a … Continue reading

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What is Your Focus on?

How we see the world, and where our focus is on, determines how we interact with the world. Our perspective determines our thoughts and actions. We can observe people and most importantly ourselves to get insights about our perspectives. Consider … Continue reading

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Traveler

Pack lightly! you are just a traveler Pack lightly! Do not pack anger, fear, past hurts, judgement, and restless-ness Pack what brings you joy Pack what brings you laughter  Pack what brings sparkle in your eyes Pack what accompanies you … Continue reading

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Tenants

You may not be aware of all your tenants who may compel you to react to events based on their presence. Just sit down and be quiet for couple of minutes. Can you hear them? What do they say? What … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Do Your Best?

What does it mean to do your best and go with the flow? Does it mean to accept whatever is in front of you and deal with it? Most of the time the answer is YES and sometimes the answer … Continue reading

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Feeling of Death and Re-birth

Have you ever felt that you have died and then are re-birthed? I experienced the duality of two feelings at its peak last weekend. I have had my belongings in storage for the past six years in Austin, Texas. Last … Continue reading

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Freedom and Safety

We choose between freedom and safety every day. Some of the reasons for choosing safety can be our current responsibilities, our health, our upbringings or fear of the unknown. As we mature and our responsibilities change, we may lose the … Continue reading

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What are you focusing on?

What have you been preoccupied with and focusing on lately? This is a worthwhile question to ask every day. A good friend of mine sent me a lively tango video of two cute elderly couples dancing tango in an open … Continue reading

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Two Mantras

Have you been in situations that your mind was racing and you were offended about something that someone had said or done? How did you resolve such situations? The way that I have resolved such situations lately is doing two … Continue reading

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Welcome Home!

In many traditions holding on to anger, hate, jealousy, judgement, regret, worry, self-pity, and shame are prohibited. Why? Because it hurts the person physically, emotionally and spiritually. Most of us have forgotten our natural state of peace and joy, therefore, … Continue reading

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