Valuable Time

We are curious about the net worth of others. We want to know what’s happening in other people’s minds. We hang on each and every move our competitors make. We waste all our precious time on everyone, but not on ourselves. Who cares what others do? All I care about is the treasure that I…

Punching Bag

While training in martial arts, I used to go crazy and take out all my frustrations on the punching bag. My teacher told me that the bag does not hit back and so I should work on defensive techniques and not just offensive. In life, our strengths are demonstrated by what we can bear, not…

Not Attached to Peace

Just to experience a glimpse of peace, at the beginning of his or her spiritual journey an aspirant struggles to control the mind. You can use the longing for the Lord to focus. Eventually, the mind becomes calm, and you experience the ecstasy of peace. Many years ago, my spiritual Master told me, “So, you…

Last Day

If today was the last day of your life, how would you spend it? If this was your last year, what would your year be like? Similarly, if this was going to be your last time in a human form, what would you do differently? Imagine no coffee, tea, movies, music, food, sports, family, friends,…

Train Rides

As a kid, I went on many train rides. I still love riding trains. The trains now go really fast. We are all on this train ride of life, pulled by the one engine—God. We may can carry our loads on our heads, or may place them on the floor and relax. The engine ends…

The Art of Praying

Praying is the simplest thing to do. You may be shy, stammer, not have linguistic skills, or be uneducated—it does not matter. You may be a humble, spiritual person, or an egotistic person full of flaws—you can still pray. So, what is the secret to praying? The main thing is: Do not plan. Let the…

Boat

If you were told, for one minute, to not think of a boat, could your mind do it? When we are told not to do something, automatically our minds go there. Similarly, when we are told to live ethical lives, our minds will wander everywhere. Instead, if it comes from within, with our own understanding,…

No Fear of Suffering

People who fear suffering do not lead full lives. They only take half steps, not full, carefree strides, like the ones who know who they are. Nothing from outside can disturb them, so they are able to enjoy the depths within. They are not concerned about what will happen. The fear of suffering limits us…

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Game Changer

In this world today a vaccine, or a drug, can become a game changer. We need to go through a dramatic experience, which becomes a game changer in our lives. My sister’s breast cancer woke me up to change my life. I was only pacing myself until I gave value to my limited time on…

One Teaching

Jesus was with His disciples for 40 days after His resurrection. Approximately five hundred people saw Him during that time. His teachings were heard and a few variations of His teachings were written down over the years. Yet the core is the same: Speak the truth, do not lie, cheat, or steal, have a pure…

Talent to Find Talent

My spiritual Masters have the talent to find the correct person for the correct job. Having a sharp eye can help you see the diamond in the rough. A hidden talent found can change the dynamics of your sports team, your business, and your life. I definitely do not possess this talent. The Masters see…

Satisfaction

We all seek this word and try many things to be satisfied. If our hunger is satisfied with food, we will eventually get hungry again. So what can give permanent satisfaction? It is knowing that you are doing your best and leaving the rest. If you are satisfied, then there is nothing to seek. Even…