Useless Curiosities

The monk Shinkan returned to Japan after a rigorous study of Tendai and Zen. Many desired to interview him and asked obscure questions. But when Shinkan received visitors, which was infrequently, he seldom answered their questions. One day a fifty-year-old student of enlightenment said to...

The Song of the Free

The wounded snake its hood unfurls, The flame stirred up doth blaze, The desert air resounds the calls Of heart-struck lion’s rage. The cloud puts forth it deluge strength When lightning cleaves its breast, When the soul is stirred to its in most depth Great ones unfold their best. Let...

The Mystery of Woman

It is one of the ancient most questions. Man has always puzzled about women, and the real problem is neither man nor woman. Reduced to the factual, to the existential, the problem is between the head and the heart. The head cannot understand the mystery of the heart. The head is logical,...

Ways to Deal with Am...

With time, executives learn to deal uncertainty – whether in the markets or the workplace, but dealing with its close cousin, ambiguity, is a different ball game. Ambiguity makes employees work in circumstances where there is no clear goal, outcome or path. For some, it is the best time...

Develop Your Strengt...

Everyone has unique talents and strengths, but whether we’ve discovered and actively developed them is the real question! Maybe we’ve been told that we’re good at something, but we let our skills go untapped while we wait for the confidence and courage to take action. There are even some...

Why Am I So Greedy?

Greed is an effort to stuff yourself with something – it may be food, it may be money, it may be power. Greed is the fear of inner emptiness. One is afraid of being empty and one wants somehow to possess more and more things. One wants to go on stuffing things inside so one can forget...

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