Vanity of Vanities

“Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.” Viktor E. Frankl, Austrian Neurologist, Survivor of the Holocaust & Author of Man’s Search for Meaning. After years of much learning through observation, research and experimentation, the wisest king who ever lived made a simple yet troubling conclusion on life: […]

The Search for Meaning

The issue of what we are born to do has become one of the most puzzling challenges confronting mankind today, especially millennials. Many have turned to philosophy and psychology to make sense of life generally and to discover the meaning of their own lives personally. Although, this endeavour has elevated the thinking of many seekers, […]

Find your meaning where you are!

The thought of what else could I be doing with my life now is one of those thoughts that cuts across race, religion, gender, culture, career and age. It’s a thought that begs for attention but often gets dismissed in the midst of life’s haunting pressures, fostered by cultural norms and social expectations. It’s possible […]

What meaning are you giving to life?

The meaning you give to an event, a situation, an experience drives your life more than the event, situation or experience itself. Life is what it is. We can’t change what it is. Whenever we change anything about life, it is actually the meaning – what it means to us – that we change. And […]

Work & Play

Still on the law of opposites… The pendulum of life also swings between the opposites of work and play. Work is the rent we pay for occupying space at a given time in our current dimension of our existence. This rings as though there is an occupation that must become your preoccupation for the continued […]

Meaning

Everyday is a day of meaning. Little things surfacing here are there are enough to either make it clueless or meaningful. Escaping the ritual of early morning quietness, that calmness that seems to bring you before God, looks like a small oversight yet it is enough to turn the whole day to a dry, tasteless […]

Risk

“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”      Theodore Roosevelt     26th U.S. President   Credit: […]

Desire

Whether you are born rich or poor, we are all born to become ‘pursuant’ to certain life ideals…. It is a certain ‘something’ within us to have a pursuit; for the very life itself cannot be endured let alone enjoyed in the absence of pursuits. This presupposes that the very reality of life is a […]

Joy

The unburdening of the heart…the release of gratitude…the venting of emotions… …it comes across pretty much like this. When joy becomes a stranger to your soul, the issues of your life seeming way more formidable than slipping in an occasional snicker that could calm your nerves a bit and give you a slight holiday from […]