Thanking Ourselves

One of the many things I love about America is that we have a holiday solely dedicated to thanking for our countless blessings. In fact, it’s hard to keep track of them all, and so one blessing I used to consistently overlook is myself. I hope that it doesn’t come across as narcissistic, but let’s […]

Our Oneness

Recently, I came across the following quote by St Theresa of Calcutta: “The problem with the world is that we draw our family circle too small,” which really got me thinking. At first, a lot of extremities came to mind. We’ve had holocaust in the past and now most recently ISIS. Then we have some […]

Imperfection Pride

In a world where it’s almost impossible to separate who we are from what we do, perfectionism becomes an unwritten law of the land. More to the point, if I could just do everything perfectly, then you would have no other choice than to love and praise who I am. Cue in the rat race […]

Beauty in Acceptance

We are the only creatures on this planet who have the gift of imagination. No one really knows where it comes from, but it’s yet another aspect of humanity that makes each one of us infinitely unique. After all, at any given moment, we can picture our future selves and then start taking the necessary […]

Patterns and Intuition

Patterns are all around us. In fact, making them work for us is what growing is about. We were all born with no preconceived notions and whether learning how to walk, ride a bike, study or behave, much of it all revolves around pattern matching. Pattern matching seems predictable, feels familiar and with each perfectly […]

Burden of expectations vs. freedom of being

For most of my life, or up until a few months ago to be more specific, my actions were subconsciously driven by expectations. Relationships, work, etc., I would bend backwards to fit into whichever mold I thought would trigger the casino slot machine “Ding, Ding, Ding!” sound effect. This was so exhausting. For example, I […]

Taking the time to develop personal understanding of definitions: Love

One of the most influential historical figures in my life is Socrates, who used to roam streets of Athens nearly 2,500 years ago asking seemingly trivial questions: What is virtue and can it be taught? What is justice? He approached each discussion from an egoless place by admitting that he knows nothing and frequently made […]

Simple question that can help declutter your life

As it turns out, we are terrible at judging ourselves. According to a recent study, 93% of test subjects rated themselves above average in their driving ability. No wonder then that some of our well-intended actions might be hurting us. That’s why I wanted to share the following litmus test, which helped me take a […]

Breaking Bad Habits

Very early on my consciousness journey, even before I really knew what consciousness means, I recognized a need to free myself of certain bad habits. In fact, as I’m looking through the journal entry from ~3.5 years ago, the list of those bad habits read more like wishful thinking (I’m not gonna list them all […]

First step on authentic Me journey

Being your “true self” sounds so simple at face value. However, just like most slogans, the concept gives a quick sugar rush when repeated, but then tends to get crowded out in the daily sensory overload. Deep inside we all yearn to be connected to our essence; It is the very fuel that drives our […]