Emotional maturity is the balance between courage and consideration. To make it more descriptive-“The ability to express one’s own feelings and convictions balanced with consideration for the thoughts and feelings of others.” Most people today think in dichotomies, in either/or terms. They think if you’re nice, you’re not tough. But that is not true. To… Continue reading Courage and consideration
“We are, what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” This quote has a great impact on me. While I am constantly struggling to stay on top of things, good habits help me stay in the zone. Reading, exercise and communicating my love to the near and dear ones in my life, constitute… Continue reading Bringing in 2017!
Scott Peck, in his book- The Road Less Traveled, defines love in a very unique way. The definition he proposes is- Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth Love is not Cathexis: He introduces a term called ‘cathexis’. Cathexis is the act of investing… Continue reading Cathexis v/s love
I was entering a hotel and just at the entrance, was being frisked by the guard. His name was Shiva. He greeted me with a -“Hello, Good Evening, Sir.” I sincerely wished him back. The guy’s face lit up. He was almost surprised that I responded. The smile on his face made it seem like I… Continue reading Say hello to that guy who frisks you
I want to dedicate this post to a favourite poem of mine introduced to me, by one of my favourite people. It’s called “Do it anyway” by Mother Teresa. I go back to this poem when I feel bogged down and overwhelmed by a situation or problem. It’s one of those poems that makes me… Continue reading Do it anyway
The past week hasn’t been the best one for my city, Chennai. The deluge coupled with no warnings or preparation from the government has led us to the current state of mishap. Lives have been lost, houses have been washed away. On the night of 2nd December of incessant rains, my helplessness led me to… Continue reading Thank you!
Having battled prostate cancer, the California man Kirt Spradlin relishes every single month that life affords him. When asked his age, he proudly replies, “79 and a half. The former electrical engineer took up a new hobby after retirement: mountain climbing. He has climbed Mount Whitney and Kilimanjaro and trekked to Mount Everest’s base camp.… Continue reading Aging gracefully