Life doesn’t happen to you; life happens for you

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker Most of us are not prepared for the responsibility of creating our lives. So we pretend that we don’t have it at all. We pretend that we are leaves in the wind; that we are victims of circumstance instead of victorsContinue reading “Life doesn’t happen to you; life happens for you”

Happiness isn’t what you truly want (and what you’re really searching for)

Life happens in the mind. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if objective circumstances completely dictated our level of happiness, independent of our interpretation? If that were the case, the vast majority of people in developed countries would have no reason to be unhappy or unsatisfied, because comparatively, we are in the 1%. We wake up toContinue reading “Happiness isn’t what you truly want (and what you’re really searching for)”

The Dangers of Self-Inquiry

The existential rabbit hole is a journey of no return. Anyone who has stepped into the seduction of self-inquiry realizes that if they pursue this path, their life will never be the same. And so, they are confounded by two options: one, abandon the quest early and swiftly; or, follow it to its bitter end.Continue reading “The Dangers of Self-Inquiry”

Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus What is meditation? At its core, meditation is training in awareness. The meaning of the word meditation comes from the same root as “medication”. Medication is used to heal the body. Meditation is used to healContinue reading “Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit”

A Liberating Realization that Promotes Perfect Detachment

The real goal is not accomplishing the goal.  The real goal is not to achieve stellar success, to have washboard abs, or to bask in public acclaim.  Haven’t you noticed this by now?  The real goal is, and has always been, to push ourselves to the absolute limits of our potential, every single day. TheContinue reading “A Liberating Realization that Promotes Perfect Detachment”