For many years in the past, particularly during and after a very successful stint in my career, I felt content being seated on a high seat preferring to relate only … read more.
I just read the latest blog post by James Altucher ‘The Power of Consistency,’ about why he rates Lawrence of Arabia # 2 among the all-time great movies. The main … read more.
I had heard about John O’Donohue’s book, Anam Cara – A Book of Celtic Wisdom, about three years back and had even gifted it to a very special friend then. It … read more.
I am beginning to feel the absence of a cook during the past few days. She has gone on leave for a few weeks. When the cook was present, I … read more.
There are devils out there trying to test my resolve almost every time I decide on something life-altering. In the period from Christmas till the first few days of the … read more.
December 30, 2014. I ran this morning after four days, setting out only after 7 am after a restful sleep. The weather in Chennai is perfect these days, the good … read more.
The quotation from the post came as I was going through a sense of lingering incompleteness about my previous post Being There and Showing Up. What I did not emphasise enough in my previous post is, showing up and being there only begins the journey of discoveries. What gives life and force to being there is mindfulness and intensity.
I grew up in awe of the great people I read about in school books. The way my teachers told their stories convinced me that greatness was way, way up … read more.
An idea – even a brilliant one – remains an idea till it gains acceptability. When an idea does not get emotional buy-in from the stake holders, the chances are, they die in the embryo. The issue is not with the idea, it is with the inability to persuade. It is my responsibility, as the owner of ideas to communicate the benefits so that the world has better solutions.
What I focus on, expands and grows. The many distractions invading various aspects of my life have defined a good part of my life. In some ways, I have let myself become my distractions, confined to living as a shadow of my potential self. The distractions have kept me from reaching the other side of my dreams.