Category: Insights on Life

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My Environment Shapes Me
My Environment Shapes Me

The goal defines the path and the path defines the surroundings. Let’s elaborate on this. The first step is to figure out the goal, then comes outlining a clear systematic path that leads us to that goal. Once this is done, we need to establish our surroundings. Our surroundings are the people, t...

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2017 World Knowledge Forum
2017 World Knowledge Forum

A couple of weeks ago I had the great honor of speaking at the 2017 World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea (17th to 19th October). The theme for the 18th anniversary of the World Knowledge Forum was “Inflection Point: Towards New Prosperity.” One of the most inspiring speakers at...

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How well do you listen?
How well do you listen?

These days listening is a rare trait. It is rare because most people have great difficulty in concentrating. Another area in life where concentration plays a big part to me is in building relationships with people. One of the ways to build relationships with people is the ability to listen. But y...

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Living in the Moment
Living in the Moment

To understand how to live in the moment, we need to have an understanding of time. Let’s look at time in a very simple but practical way: If you could divide time into three parts, you could say there was the past, the present and the future. At any given point, awareness can be functioning…

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Awareness, the Dog
Awareness, the Dog

Treat your awareness like a dog. I remember a few years ago I went on holidays to the Caribbean, and while I was there, I stayed with a friend of mine. He works for the FBI and is in the Canine Unit, so he has a German Shepherd. A big, beautiful dog. This dog is…

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The Need to Learn
The Need to Learn

I meet so many people that are obsessed about learning, that are perpetually taking one course after another. Learning is good, but more important than the ebullient need to consume knowledge should be the need to apply the knowledge learned in daily life. This is where most people fall short. Le...

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The Power of Thought
The Power of Thought

Everything begins in the mental plane first before it manifests in the physical plane. You think to yourself first, “I would like some ice cream,” then you get up and get yourself some ice cream. But it began in your mind with a thought. Each thought has a picture, sound and color associated with...

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The Way Forward is Inward and Upward
The Way Forward is Inward and Upward

The way forward is inward and upward. Truly. In this confusing time (post election in the US), and it is very confusing for a lot of people, our first step is to take a higher perspective on all of it. If you are functioning in a lower state of mind like fear or anger for…

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