Action vs. Reaction

Actions and reactions are interconnected. If your actions are of a selfish nature then, automatically when someone says or does something wrong to you, it will immediately upset you. Your ego dominates both your actions and reactions. If your action is an offering to the Lord, then your reactions to what comes to you will…

Winds of Desire

The waters of the ocean are calm. As soon as a desire comes, it creates wind, which creates waves. The stronger the desire, the larger are the waves that come crashing towards the shore. Even the desire to serve and change the world creates waves. We work day and night trying to calm the waves…

Mind Your Mind

When I was in the retail and wholesale businesses, I used to see people walking around to see how many customers were in their competitors’ stores. They would not mind their own business but were more interested in others’ businesses. Similarly, we are more interested in influencing the minds of others rather than working on…

Motivation and Inspiration

Motivation is used to bring out the best in people. We get complacent, so bosses, coaches, parents, and motivational speakers are instrumental in pushing our buttons. Even fans in a stadium can motivate the players by cheering. Inspiration is caused by the actions of the one who wants to inspire, by living the teachings. Inspiration…

What You Are

If you identify as a father or a mother, you deal with all the issues of a parent. A husband or a wife, then you have to deal with marital issues. If you identify with the body, then you have to put up with the physical elements of the body. If you identify with the…

Record Player

In olden days, people used gramophones to listen to music. They had to place the needle on the correct track to hear the music. If only there was one record that could hold all the music ever created and in every language, then, all we would have had to do is find the correct track,…

First Choice

Many years ago, I had a retail store. My store was the first store that every tourist had to pass by. No matter what I did or what price I gave, customers wanted to look and compare it with other stores. Even if I offered them one-tenth of my raw cost, they still would not…

Excess Baggage

We have to pay the airlines for the extra weight in our bags when we travel, so we try our best to distribute the weight among our bags so that we do not have to pay the fees. It is good that the airlines do not charge fees for the excess weight of the passengers…

Being a Boss

Most people want to become bosses, yet being a boss comes with a lot of responsibilities. The first ones are taking care of the employees, paying them on time, and keeping your promises to them. Many times, bosses do not see things from the employees’ point of view. They think they are giving them money…

Contentment vs. Complancey

There is a thin line between the two. Many people who are actually complacent tell the world they are content and end up doing nothing. Contented persons put out as much effort as greedy people, but are free from the fruit of their labor. They do not sit idle and waste their lives away. They…

Good- and Bad-natured People

The opposite of good is bad. If there are good-natured people, then there are also bad-natured people. Let’s focus on the goodness of humanity. People with good natures are humble, loving, patient, service full, and forgiving. Then there are bad-natured people, like me: selfish, hot-tempered, ruthless, egoistic, and impatient. Most people fall in between. It…