Gain insights for contemplation and a deeper understanding of life with these blog posts that share different ideas on the philosophy of life.

There’s a term in Japanese and they say, like unique words in every language I suppose, that it can’t be translated. Wab-sabi. It’s not just a word but a philosophy, a way of life. Loosely interpreted, it means to find beauty in the imperfections of life and gracefully flowing with the natural cycle of evolving and aging.

But what does it take to live a graceful life where you are not just graceful but grateful and peaceful as well? Read on to learn…

  1. Cottleston Pie Cottleston Pie (taking the poem from Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne) where Pooh explains the principle of uniqueness. Cottleston Pie refers to our inner nature which is the answer to most riddles we face on a daily basis. Why he likes football while you enjoy Volleyball, for example. Why do you prefer a savory breakfast while your friend likes to eat something sweet in the morning?
  2. The Cosmic Law of Interconnectedness Have you ever been on a long-awaited vacation with your loved ones, to say a beautiful hill station? There, due to any small misunderstanding, let’s say you had an argument or you got some disturbing news from work or whatever, do you remember how you felt afterwards? The beauty of the mountains or the whiteness of the snow, the singing birds or the gentle brooks, all lose their luster instantly. Bereft of any joy inside or outside, you are unable to see the beauty. Everything’s still there but it no longer feels that way.
  3. Purpose of Life? What is my life’s purpose? How do I find my purpose? These two questions I get asked most frequently from people who have got everything going well in their lives.
  4. Wu Wei: Letting Good Things Happen The beautiful Tao concept of Wu Wei – Wu-Wei implies that there’s an inherent flow, a certain natural order to everything. You just have to let it course through. Recklessly struggling towards a goal is not always the best way to attain it. Sometimes, you have to let it be, give it time.
  5. The Price of Freedom What good is our freedom if we don’t use it to protect someone, to make them feel loved? Of what use is freedom if we choose to hurt the other person just because we can? True freedom is a sense of harmony. And harmony, in a relationship or a society, can’t be accomplished unless we act, speak and behave responsibly.


Balloon of Happiness

Here's how to be happy in this day and age. Philosophical yet not far...

Avatar of om swami

The Greatest Skill

Your path to happiness may be influenced by various colors of life, but ultimately,...

Avatar of om swami

The Silent Witness

When you learn to observe yourself and your thoughts, you become like an incense....

Avatar of om swami

The Only Thing You Ever Need to Know

What I'm sharing with you today could be your mental and emotional anchor in...

Avatar of om swami

2014 at a Glance

All moments must pass, all seasons must go, giving way to the next. This...

Avatar of om swami

When will My Bad Time End?

"Why does this always happen to me?" This is the most common question people...

Avatar of om swami

The Secret of Healthy Relationships

Loving and living are not synonyms. Loving may be an emotional matter but living...

Avatar of om swami

Happiness is a Journey

Happiness is the path we walk. It's a matter of commitment, in fact, it's...

Avatar of om swami

If Truth Be Told — A Monk’s Memoir

If Truth Be Told is my memoir slated to be released next month by...

Avatar of om swami

The Eternal Truth

All living entities are constantly working towards the same truth. It's simple and penetrating....

Avatar of om swami

Making Your Dreams Come True

Why do some people succeed quicker than others? Believing in your dreams is the...

Avatar of om swami

What’s Your Excuse?

All other things being equal, there is a fundamental difference between those who succeed...

Avatar of om swami

Have I been a Bad Parent?

There is no categorical good or bad way of parenting. As long as you...

Avatar of om swami

Three Most Important Questions

If you asked yourself these questions, you might be living your life a bit...

Avatar of om swami

A Life of Lies

This world is a stampede. If you don't fit in, you are either pushed...

Avatar of om swami