I just finished the book Siddharta by Nobel Laureate, Hermann Hesse. For a book that’s only 150 pages or so, this book sure packs a punch. If you are at all interested in Eastern thought or Buddhism, I highly recommend this book. It brings up so many great ideas, some of which I’ll discuss below.Read more "Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse"
In order to achieve your goals, you must first accept who you are – flaws and all. This may be the hardest and most important thing you will ever do.Read more "I am who I am"
In America, we are constantly being told what is good for us, what we should do, and what we should want. Being a conscientious guy, I spent years trying to conform to what I thought I “should” be. It wasn’t until recently that I finally accepted the fact that I’m different, and it’s ok.Read more "It’s ok to be different"
What is the difference between an idealist and a dreamer? Sustained action. The dictionary makes little distinction between the two, but for me, an idealist is someone who envisions greater things and then works to make it happen. Dreamers may have the same ideas, but they are either unable or unwilling to take the necessarily […]Read more "Idealists and dreamers"
Consider the following phrase without any religious overtones, “your body is but a vessel.” The implication is that the body is just a container for what is truly important – you! In our superficial modern society, we have certainly lost sight of this.Read more "Your body is but a vessel"
It was written above the entrance of the Oracle at Delphi, “Know thyself.” Really, if you followed this advice, you wouldn’t need the Oracle! Likewise today, you wouldn’t have to visit either the self-help or career sections of the local bookstore or watch Dr. Phil.Read more "Know thyself"