Some Thoughts on Wisdom

Wisdom versus Intelligence  A wise action – whether through bodily action, verbal action or mental action – is an act that is beneficial to the doer, the recipient and the community. Example, an act of generosity is a wise action because it brings benefits to the doer, the recipient and the community. A wise person […]

Mental Habits, Nutriment and Happiness

The Pattern that leads to Depression  As I see more and more patients, especially the elderly, and especially during this Covid-19 pandemic, I see a pattern.    This is the pattern – our mental states, whether happy or otherwise, is very dependent on our mental habits that we have cultivated and strengthened over time.   This is […]

Be a Problem Solver, not a Problem Creator

This is a very simple, yet effective, principle to follow that leads to success in any area of your life.   If you are a problem creator at home, you will soon lose your family. If you are a problem creator at work, you will soon lose your job. If you are a problem creator with […]

Meditation on Fear: Fear is Optional

1. Fear is optional. While fear may be quite real in our lives, there is a state that is free from fear and it is possible to achieve it. Since there are two possible states – one with fear and one without it – we have a choice, but this choice is only available to […]

Healing a Broken Relationship

Understanding a Relationship  Before we talk about healing a relationship, it is important that we understand what a relationship is, or rather, what makes a good relationship.  A relationship is a mutual responsibility. A relationship can only happen when there are at least 2 people involved in it. A relationship is like a clap. It […]

Understanding Emotion with Mindfulness

With mindfulness practice, not only are we able to look at and understand our thoughts, but we can also similarly look at and understand our emotion. When we watch the arising of our emotion without judgment, we can learn a lot about how emotion arises and unfolds.   Some people find that watching our thoughts is […]

Using Mindfulness for Personal Transformation

What is mindfulness?   According to Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, non-reactively, to the unfolding of our experience moment to moment. Mindfulness is done purposefully, with a conscious decision, to be aware of our present experience. It is also done non-judgmentally, non-reactively. This means we merely watch the […]

The Importance of an Open Mind

Having an open mind is an important requirement or prerequisite for personal transformation.   This is because the reason we are stuck where we are right now is our rigid and unyielding mind. It is precisely because of this rigid mind that we do not seem to have changed, to have progress, to have moved forward. […]

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