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os.me Digest: Possible to Change the Brain?

Mind you, we are talking about the brain. And if you don’t like the one you have right now, I come bearing good news. You can change your brain. Yes! It’s incredible but absolutely doable. And I’ll show you more … Read more →

Lies

Is it wrong to lie? The first answer of most people is, yes, of course, it is wrong. Give them a moment or two and many say, well, it depends. Some say it’s okay to lie if it saves someone’s … Read more →

Disappointment

How do you react when something doesn’t happen the way you planned? A breakup or that canceled flight, losing a potential customer or a longstanding client. Do you get angry and throw a tantrum or do you shrink back into … Read more →

The Simple Truth

We live in an age where unrealistic expectations from the ones around us are at an all-time high. The reverse is also true – there are unrealistic expectations set of us. What is the simple truth? The post below details … Read more →

Healing Through Forgiveness

What happens when we carry around resentment and bitterness in our hearts? We block self-healing. The post below speaks about our vulnerability in relationships and how, oftentimes, self-healing is prevented because we are unable to let go. Forgiveness is the … Read more →

COVID-19 and A Beautiful Life

COVID-19 is the black swan of 2020. Given its unprecedented spread and effect, it may be the black swan of the century. In case you are wondering what I mean by “black swan”, I encourage you to read The Black … Read more →

Get Back Your Health

  A year ago, on 28-Jan-2019, I got the rudest shock of my life. I say rudest because I thought I had a healthy lifestyle. I had been a vegetarian all my life. Since 2003, I almost never consumed fried … Read more →

The ABC of Life

Life is hard and to a large extent, it is uncertain. This uncertainty is what makes living life worthwhile: a blessing. Learn how samyaka dṛṣṭi (right view of life) makes this hard life adventurous, beautiful, and captivating. In this post, … Read more →

What Could I Have Done?

So often people ask me what should they do when someone does bad to them? Or that how should they act when they find themselves in difficult circumstances having to do things they would rather not? Every time I’m posed … Read more →

The Narcissist

Struggling with a narcissistic spouse or partner? The post below offers a spiritual way to deal with a narcissist, and identify narcissistic abuse and symptoms. Someone sent me the following email a few weeks back: I wanted to ask you how … Read more →

The Hall of One Thousand Mirrors

A certain Shaolin temple in China has a unique hall. It’s known as the hall of a thousand mirrors, for its walls and roof are studded with one thousand mirrors. Many monks train there perfecting their moves with extraordinary precision as … Read more →

The Drama Triangle

Last week, I cited a popular story from Melody Beattie’s Codependent No More. Today, while continuing my thoughts on the subject of relationships, I would like to begin by quoting a passage from the same book. Sometimes, my youngest son, … Read more →

When All is Not Well

Life is hard work. It is really. I’m not even talking about paying your bills, staying debt free, saving for the rainy days, keeping healthy, planning your retirement or making relationships work. That’s nothing (just kidding). No doubt, these factors … Read more →

To Love and Be Loved Back

I once read a quote that said, “Love me and I’ll move mountains for you. Hurt me and I’ll drop those mountains on your head.” I think this basically sums up two aspects of our lives. One, how love, or lack … Read more →

When They Hurt You

When someone hurts you, how do you move past it? And when someone hurts you repeatedly, should you let go altogether? The following post talks about how forgiveness requires one to open up the wound one more time and what … Read more →