Human life is a series of ups and downs. Have you ever had a full week without unpleasant feelings arising in your mind? Sometimes even within a day, we’ll see our mind waver.Read More
Often during a stressful event or in the middle of a rough day, we never stop to think that maybe we should pause. We think we ought to keep swinging for a positive result until we get fully exhausted.Read More
I theorize at any given time, these are the two modes of happiness you could end up in:
1) The happiness that comes from contentment where you are so grateful for what you have and don’t want anything else. The nothing.
2) The happiness that comes from “feeling driven”, the chase, the pursuit, the hunt, The doing.Read More
I believe there are incremental mental realizations like — “Oh, anger is not useful for me, I’ve got to learn to let go.”
But then there are revolutionary realizations like the one I’m about to describe below.
I wish I knew this truth 10 years ago and that I actually really believed it instead of falling into peer pressure.Read More
Let’s unpack a very interesting concept I was mulling over this morning.
What is desire?
The conventional dictionary definition is “Desire is a sense of longing or hoping for an outcome.”Read More
A humbling reality most people tend to forget is that the future is not guaranteed or owed. All you have is this present moment. Nothing is owed to you — no matter how certain it may feel. All you can control is your mind and your mental expectations.Read More
I like to be the person who is both mindful AND driven. I believe you don’t have to trade one for the other.
So naturally, I keep running into the dichotomy of two equally convincing paths of happiness.
One is the path of flow that is predicated on BEING IN THE MOMENT.
The other is the path of fulfillment that is predicated on ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING HARD.
A couple months ago I wrote about something I’ve personally observed on the nature of happiness. On its own happiness can be a mysterious state of mind that’s tricky to pursue using traditional methods. The unconventional lesson I learned and wrote about was that in order to achieve happiness you need to let go of the chase and instead focus on “joy.” Check out the full article here.Read More