“Time is money.” This declaration attributed to a letter written by Ben Franklin has become one of the philosophical foundations of our modern lifestyle, where the vast population willingly trades one for the other. The quote however has been taken out of context. The problem is this: Money is a renewable resource. Time is not. […]
The Teahouse Talks is a series of interviews with entrepreneurs and business leaders, and people who are acomplishing extraordinary things in areas of social and human transformation. The setting of these conversations is in the tranquil and contemplative spaces of a “Chashitsu” – a traditinal japanese tea-house. This episode introduces the vision for this series, […]
Few people would ever reject the idea that that there is something odd, unconventional or unique about them. It is the pedestal upon which a sense of self-identity is built, and we go to great lengths to defend it, we believe in it, and we know it as our own, in all its weirdness and flaws.
But what if we have made our own pedestal too low?
Happy new Year 2015! As the smoke from the fireworks has dispersed, the ink on your New-Years-resolutions has dried, and you have already written off at least 8 items as unachievable, I would like to suggest a completely different way of launching into the new year. Remove yourself from those highly desirable, highly improbably and […]
For the larger part of the adult population, the single biggest share of time is spent almost exclusively in the company of work colleagues, clients, and bosses. And because of this idea that our relationship with them is pivotal to our life, these are the people who we are most likely to make efforts to […]
Giving. Compassion. Generosity. The list of words that describe this simple gesture pervades all kinds of teachings, from spiritual and religious to conscientious entrepreneurship to success stories and life habits of extraordinary people. For most people this concept, even if not necessarily executed in daily life to its full potential, at the very least rings […]
I get many opportunities to meet experts. Some are openly proclaimed experts, people who are respected by their peers, who have a long trail of recognitions and publicly recognised accomplishments. Others are people whom I consider to be experts, people who inspire me with their contagiously great attitude and profound ability to contribute wisdom around […]
Gratitude. Its a big word, and like many big words, it has become diluted through mis-use by all kinds of motivational and spiritual experts. so perhaps it is appropriate to attempt to reclaim it’s true potency. It is often said that the character of a person is shaped defined by the challenges he or she […]
This is the conclusion to this 4-part series on mindfulness. If you have missed any of the preceding posts, you can read them by clicking on the links at the end of this post. So, now that you know that mindfulness is a powerfully good thing to practice, let’s get to it. I have compiled […]