Last week I was in Madrid, one of Europe’s most amazing cities, exciting and dynamic, with beautiful architecture everywhere you look. Dating back to the 9th century, Madrid has a rich history and has been the capital of Spain since 1606. El Retiro Park, located in the center of Madrid was originally a royal garden … Continue reading Athena Goddess of War
Life is full of ups and downs; one day we can be sitting on top of the world and the next we can find ourselves in the gutter with problems we don't know how to solve. Some days you may feel that you are swaying unsteadily on a tightrope between one extreme and another, between … Continue reading Advice From Athena Goddess of Wisdom – Navigating Choppy Waters
Humans are emotional in nature. They have a tendency to react to events in an emotional manner through feelings of anger, worry, fear, frustration, exasperation, envy, impatience, resentment, etc. Those emotions are fine as long as you can keep them in check. The best way to control emotions is to train yourself to think more … Continue reading Goddess Athena – Be Like a River
The Fountain of Youth Legend For centuries the Quest for eternal youth, immortality, or 'just' a prolonged life has been a topic of various myths, legends, and quests. The Fountain of Youth is a spring that supposedly restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Alexander the Great searched for the … Continue reading Activate Your Own Fountain of Youth
Today France celebrates Bastille Day. On 14 July 1789 the people of Paris stormed the Bastille, a fortress prison that held political prisoners jailed by the Royal Government of Louis XVI. The taking of the Bastille signaled the beginning of the French Revolution and became a symbol of the collapse of the ancient regime. The … Continue reading Happy Bastille Day to All my French Compatriots!
Where does human behavior come from? Behavior comes from our perception about an event or a situation. Where does perception come from? Perception comes from information received, be it from personal experience, newspaper or media. It is possible to control human perception, the best way to do this would be to filter or censor the … Continue reading Information and Disinformation – “How Carrots Helped Win World War II”
Jagii Vasudev (born 3 September 1957) more commonly known as Sadhguru is an Indian yogi, mystic and author. His biographer, Arundathi Subramaniam, described him in her book "Sadhguru - More than a life" as someone who is multi-dimensional, someone who is flamboyant, exuberant, remarkably compassionate, warm, friendly, funny, but who can also be remote, enigmatic, … Continue reading The Art of Being Pleasant – Sadhguru
Friedrich Nietzsche (15 October 1844 to 25 August 1900) was a German Philosopher whose writings on truth, morality, cultural theory, history, the meaning of existence has exerted an enormous influence on Western Philosophy. Nietzsche believed that embracing difficulties is essential for a fulfilling life and urged people to consider the journey of self-discovery as one … Continue reading The Four Stages of Self-Development – Friedrich Nietzsche