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 […]