• Digging a Way Out…!

    There’s a man who has been by himself in a prison cell with a dirt floor, crude stone walls and two windows one of which looks out towards the ocean.    All of the sudden, he hears a scratching noise and he looks down at the ground that is furthest away from the window facing […]

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  • Habits of Highly Resilient People

    Bryan Robinson   It’s not accidental that some people are happier and more successful than others. What are they doing that separates them from the pack? They make resilience and well-being top priorities.    A winning frame of mind   Some people are born with pit-bull determination, less affected by stressful situations, and more resilient […]

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  • Life’s Crosses…

    A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer:   “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.”   The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your cross inside this […]

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  • Dealing with Fear

    Pestilence was on its way to Damascus and sped by a spiritual master’s caravan in the desert.   “Where are you speeding to?” asked the master. “To Damascus. I mean to take a thousand lives.”   On its way back from Damascus, Pestilence passed by the caravan again. The master said, “It was 50,000 lives […]

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  • Changing Attitude

    “Over the course of one year, give a coin to each person who offends or upsets you,” instructed the abbot of a young man who wanted people to follow the spiritual path.   For the next twelve months, the man gave a coin to each person who offended or upset him, as he was instructed. […]

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  • Accept Yourself and Be Yourself

    Accept yourself.  It is our inability to accept ourselves fully, with all our insecurities, flaws, weaknesses and shortcomings, that causes so much anguish in our lives.    The battle of being uncomfortable in our own skin, constantly comparing ourselves to others and having negative thoughts daily is not easy. In fact, nothing for us is easy […]

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  • “Ant Philosophy”

    First Part of Philosophy: Ants Never Quit If they are headed somewhere and if you try to stop them, they will look for another way. They will climb over; they will climb under or they will climb around. They keep looking for another way. They never quit.   Lesson: We should never quit looking for […]

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