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How to Innovate Yourself

Innovation is one hell of a hot buzz word these days. Everyday we  hear a lot of talk about technological, social or business  innovation. There is this felt need of innovating our social and  organizational practices together with our technology and business  processes so as to meet the demands of a fast-changing world. Not  less pressing is the continuous struggle…

The Strength of Non-Resistance

Ancient Eastern Philosophy has taught a lot about the concept of non-resistance. This view has been deeply rooted as a cultural way of life as can be most popularly seen in the martial arts for example. Most internal martial arts such as Tai Chi, for instance, are built on this principle of non-resistance and ‘action without action’ (Wei Wu Wei)…

Heart Driven Success

There are many factors that play a determining role in success. The most commonly identified are qualities such as passion, determination, perseverance, good planning, intuition and creativity amongst a few others. It is to be said, however, that not all success comes from the heart or leads to happiness. There is success which comes from taking smart decisions, hard work…

How to keep a clear head in moments of crisis

We all have those moments when we feel everything is falling apart or when suddenly too many problems seem to come our way all at the same time. They end up overwhelming us and we find it hard to tackle them all at once. Our mind gets stressed, our body gets fatigued and our problem-solving skills and creativity fails us…

Developing Awareness – Part 1

Awareness is fundamental to all human activity. It is the basis of all our mental states and processes, creativity, perception, knowledge and culture. Everything starts from awareness. It is the portal between consciousness and the world around us. Recently I have become more and more intrigued by the idea. The more I learn about it, the more I realize how…

The art of creating meaning into your life

I think one of the most fundamental questions we come to ask in our lives is “what is the purpose of my life?” which can be transcribed into “How meaningful is the life I am living at the moment?” This is a personalization of the more general and philosophical question “What is the meaning of life and everything?” These questions…

Mindfulness Meditation: My Path

There is a lot of literature to read about the subject of Meditation, its spiritual and practical aspects or the different ways it is practiced throughout different traditions and for different ends. There are tonnes of information and I feel that I would be adding little value if I add more of what is already available and write articles about…

Music for the Soul

I always wondered about the deep connection between humans and music. The origin of music is unknown or at least we only have a very vague idea as to how far its stretches back in time, mainly through the findings of rudimental bone-made musical instruments found in early cave dwellings. It would also be interesting to know at which stage…

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