Focus on the present. We might have feelings about the past, and worry about missed opportunities in the past, but those are gone. If we focus on the present — enjoying this time, without the need for all these possessions, we can let go of the past. Be happy now, not tied to memories or missed opportunities of the past. If we get stuck in the past, we are missing the opportunities of the present. And fears of an uncertain future can also be banished if we focus on the present. The future hasn’t arrived yet — the present has. … Continue reading How to Let Go
There’s a lot we can learn from traditional cultures such as the Native Americans. Including the idea of walking lightly upon this earth. It’s something we’ve forgotten in hundreds of years of striving to achieve more, to produce more, to build bigger and better things. We have forgotten to walk lightly, and instead mine the earth of its natural resources, clearcut forests, pollute rivers and lakes and oceans, alter the landscape to fit our needs, make the air dirty and the rain acidic and the ozone holed. This isn’t news. We’re all aware of the problems, but the solutions are … Continue reading Step Lightly upon This World
Less means you spend less. You need less storage. You need a smaller house. Less means you worry less. You search for things less. You are less bogged down by clutter. Less means you’re lighter. You’re freer. You can focus on better things. Less means you can travel more quickly. You spend less time with stuff, and more time doing stuff. Less is more sustainable, more beautiful. Continue reading Why Less is Better?
One of the basics of minimalism is that you eliminate as many non-necessities as you can, to make room for what’s important. If you don’t need a ton of clothing, you get rid of much of it. If you don’t need that new gadget, you don’t buy it. Within reason, of course. You learn to be content with what you already have, with the necessities, with doing things you love rather than having things. But it’s funny, because often things we assume are necessities are not necessarily so. The problem is that we categorize things as necessities because we’re used … Continue reading Rethinking Necessities
Career are defined by growth, but growth isn’t step one in building a great career. If you focus on trying to grow before you develop a skill an organization need, you are unlikely to succeed. We’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating–many professionals hurt their career by focusing on growth too soon. I’m not saying don’t grow at all–getting organization to see your skills, even in its earliest form, will help you better understand what your organization want. But focusing too heavily on growth before you’ve built some skills organizations love leads to the leaky bucket problem. You can … Continue reading Before You Grow
The day goes by in a blink. A normal workday passes by in a daze of traffic, rushed meals, long hours at work, endless cups of coffee and a dose of traffic again. We seem to be running around, trying to accomplish too much and ending up wondering where the day went. Sounds familiar? If that is every day’s truth for you and me, ever wondered how heads of businesses and people in leadership positions manage? There are a million things they have to do, tasks they must prioritize, schedules they must stick to. If you’re as curious as I … Continue reading Better Time Management
Ik Onkār are the first phase of Mul Mantra. Here is the meaning of the Mul Mantra: Ik Onkār sat naam kartaa purakh nirbha-o nirvair akaal moorat ajoonee saibhaN gur parsaad. One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru’s Grace . jap. Chant And Meditate: aad sach jugaad sach. True In The Primal Beginning. True Throughout The Ages. hai bhee sach naanak hosee bhee sach. True Here And Now. O Nanak, Forever And Ever True. sochai soch na hova-ee jay sochee lakh vaar. By … Continue reading Ik Onkār