Shakespeare and Einstein

The most important question isn’t what Hamlet pondered, ‘To be or not to be?’, it’s actually how to be. Einstein said, we can live life “as if nothing is a miracle or as though everything is a miracle.” Which perspective we...

Ignorance, not Evil

Our personal reality can be informed by either unconditional love and peace or mistrust and violence. The wise understand that those who engage in unethical or harmful behavior, do so out of deep ignorance. They don’t understand that in hurting others, they harm...

Looking for Validation

Our goals change as we move through different stages in life. When we’re young, we mainly want to fit in. Later, we become preoccupied with finding our special identity through our work or skills. As we get older, we hope we’ve ‘made a...

The Play of Life

We all star in our own play. Though we don’t stage the whole production, we do write most of our script, filled with dramas of delight and hardship. To enjoy the show, it’s important to remember that we aren’t just actors performing on stage for a...

No Comparison

Comparing ourselves with others is a high-risk, low return proposition. While learning about excellence from others can help us understand what’s possible, building up our egos by comparing ourselves favorably with them will eventually make us feel worse...