Tag Archives: Shervin Hojat

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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Two Sides of the Golden Rule

The Golden Rule says do to others what you want to be done to you. Do you follow this rule? Many spiritual people do. You may love or care for humanity. You may be a forgiving person that forgives others … Continue reading

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When kindness is Very Unkind

We all are here to learn our lessons and most of the time the learning is through some kind of emotional and/or physical pain. When a toddler starts walking, he/she at first will fall down, feel scared and even may get … Continue reading

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Pain a Cure to be Present

Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. ~ Rumi Most people do not appreciate all the blessings they have. They take their blessings for granted and they become busy wanting more and plant … 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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What Do You Need?

What do you need? This is one of the most intimate questions we may ask ourselves or others. It is a much different question than what are your plans for the future or questions to reflect on the past, which are mental … 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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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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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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