"My point is that people who create great things aren't idle dreamers: They are totally grounded in reality. Being hyperrealistic will help you choose your dreams wisely and then achieve them. … People who achieve success and drive progress deeply understand the cause-effect relationships that govern reality and have principles for using them to get … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 9/9 | Implications for Our Self Development
Truth "Upon the battlefield of the human soul two masters are ever contending for the crown of supremacy, for the kingship and dominion of the heart; the master of self, called also the Prince of this world, and the master of truth, called also the Father God." - The Two Masters: Self and Truth, THE … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 8/9 | What Is Truth? What Is Real Power?
"When you live in complete acceptance of what is, that is the end of all drama in your life. Nobody can even have an argument with you, no matter how hard he or she tries. You cannot have an argument with a fully conscious person. An argument implies identification with your mind and a mental … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 7/9 | Who Do We Become After All? – A Fully Conscious Person
"Enlightenment means rising above thought, not falling back to a level below thought, the level of an animal or a plant. In the enlightened state, you still use your thinking mind when needed, but in a much more focused and effective way than before. You use it mostly for practical purposes, but you are free … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 6/9 | The Relationship Between Inner Stillness and Creativity
"Mind, in the way I use the word, is not just thought. It includes your emotions as well as all unconscious mental-emotional reactive patterns. Emotions arise at the place where mind and body meet. It is the body's reaction to your mind - or you might say, a reflection of your mind in the body. … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 5/9 | On Emotion
"Fear seems to have many causes …but ultimately all fear is the ego's fear of death, of annihilation. … In this mind-identified state, fear of death affects every aspect of your life. For example, even such a seemingly trivial and "normal" thing as the compulsive need to be right in an argument and make the … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 4/9 | On Fear
"Thinking and consciousness are not synonymous. Thinking is only a small aspect of consciousness. Thought cannot exist without consciousness, but consciousness does not need thought." - Enlightenment: Rising Above Thought, Chapter 1. You Are Not Your Mind, THE POWER OF NOW (Eckhart Tolle, 1999), p19 In the previous article (Mind and Beyond Mind  … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 3/9 | Mind-Identified Egoic State of Consciousness versus Pure Consciousness
"Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to be their greatest teacher. It taught them to let go of false self-images and superficial ego-dictated goals and desires. … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 2/9 | On Higher Perspective
"So when you listen to a thought, you are aware not only of the thought but also of yourself as the witness of the thought. A new dimension of consciousness has come in. As you listen to the thought, you feel a conscious presence - your deeper self - behind or underneath the thought, … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind 1/9 | A Brief Introduction of The Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle 1999): You Are Not Your Mind
"Radical open-mindedness is motivated by the genuine worry that you might not be seeing your choices optimally. It is the ability to effectively explore different points of view and different possibilities without letting your ego or your blind spots get in your way. It requires you to replace your attachment to always being right with … Continue reading Mind and Beyond Mind [Intro/9] | A Rare Book Review of Ray Dalio’s Principles Illuminated in the Spiritual Context (in Reference to The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle)
"Economic advantages may be created by any person who surrounds himself with the advice, counsel, and personal cooperation of a group of men who are willing to lend him wholehearted aid, in a spirit of PERFECT HARMONY. This form of cooperative alliance has been the basis of nearly every great fortune. Your understanding of this … Continue reading Mind Series 7/7 | The Master Mind: The Power of Aligned Minds and Its Implication for Business and Leadership
"While we talked about an organization's culture in the last section, its people are even more important because they can change the culture for better or for worse. A culture and its people are symbiotic - the culture attracts certain kinds of people and the people in turn either reinforce or evolve the culture based … Continue reading Mind Series 6/7 | Values, Abilities and Skills: What Comes First in Deciding the Right People for Your Firm? [A Management Case]
"We were surprised, shocked really, to discover the type of leadership required for turning a good company into a great one. Compared to high-profile leaders with big personalities who make headlines and become celebrities, the good-to-great leaders seem to have come from Mars. Self-effacing, quiet, reserved, even shy - these leaders are a paradoxical blend … Continue reading Mind Series 5/7 | It’s Who!: People and Their Spirit! [A Management Case]
"In a study by the author with Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and Dr. Elmer R. Gates, it was concluded that every human brain is both a broadcasting and receiving station for the vibration of thought. Through the medium of the ether, in a fashion similar to that employed by the basic principle of radio … Continue reading Mind Series 2/7 | What Is the Quality of a Lucky Person?: Understanding Two Powerful Aspects of Thought
"When the English poet W. E. Henley wrote the prophetic lines, "I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul," he should have informed us that the reason we are the Masters of our Fate, the Captains of our Souls, is because we have the power to control our thoughts. … Continue reading Mind Series 3/7 | I Am the Master of My Fate, the Captain of My Soul
"A scientist will tell you that energy is measured by speed and the size of the wave being created. The size of the wave is measured from low to high, and slow to fast. Anything else that we attribute to the conditions we see in our world is a judgment imposed upon those pulsating frequencies. … Continue reading Mind Series 1/7 | What’s Your Level of Energy? And of Your Thought?
"What you are, so is your world. Everything in the universe is resolved into your own inward experience. It matters little what is without, for it is all a reflection of your own state of consciousness. It matters everything what you are within, for everything without will be mirrored and colored accordingly." - The World … Continue reading Mind Series [Prologue/7] | Wealth, Health and Success: Working on Our Inner World Is the Starting Point
"From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the Pilgrim's Progress, my first collection was of John Bunyan's works in separate little volumes. I afterward sold them to enable me to buy R. Burton's Historical Collections; they … Continue reading Essay | The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
"Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force; those who know this are ready to become something higher and stronger than mere bundles of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations; those who do this - align their thoughts fearlessly with their purpose - become the conscious and intelligent wielders of their mental powers." - Chapter 4. … Continue reading Weaving Webs | Timeless Wisdom – Thoughts and Physical Manifestations
"Each of us is where we are by the law of our being. The thoughts which we have built into his character have brought us there, and in the arrangement of our life there is no element of chance, but all is the result of a law which cannot err. This is just as true … Continue reading Essay | On As a Man Thinketh – What is Your Most Cherished Book?
""Truly, thoughts are things," and powerful at that, when mixed with purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translation into riches or other material objects." - Chapter 1. The Power of Thought, Think and Grow Rich I needed a little inspiration and a fresh breath these past few days, so I decided to pick … Continue reading Essay | Think and Grow Rich
I have been filling up my journal with mantras and good quotes that can help me navigate the new year with new attitude with different themes. Yes, this is part of my new year rituals. : ) The first was "Either You Run The Day, Or The Day Runs You." My all time favorite mantra … Continue reading Essay | Easy Does It
What's the definition of 'leadership?' The single reason why I chose this book - The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma - from my favorite bookstore in Singapore several years ago, was because of the phrase 'who had no title.' I loved this idea so much. The notion of a leader or leadership somehow seems … Continue reading Essay | A Leader as a Great Person
When we start something, be it a small chore during the day or a project that requires strenuous efforts and time or a journey in life, let's always be clear on what we want and set clear intentions with the end result 'visualized' in mind. What I am learning these days is, the more I read … Continue reading Essay | What Are Your Intentions?
"An excellent way to get acquainted with the two functions of your mind is to look upon your own mind as a garden. You are a gardener, and you are planting seeds(thoughts) in your subconscious mind all day long, based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap … Continue reading Essay | On The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
Do 'what we do' and 'how we do' on New Year's Day set the tone for the whole year? What's your thought? The more conscious I become on what I think, what I do and how I spend time in every passing year, it seems the more I tend to think and act consciously. After … Continue reading Essay | On New Year Rituals
What's a leader? To lead, what quality do you need? If you are a follower, what quality do you expect from a leader? Yes, I can hear your answers. We have certain qualities in mind that are somehow traditional and never changing. But do followers always have to 'have' a leader? Or do we always have to … Continue reading Essay | Have You Heard of a Leader Who Had No Title?
1950s was the period in the U.S. history marked by growth, prosperity and optimism after the long depression started in 1920s. People started to get over the trauma of the hard and difficult time after the depression, started to dream for the future and started to accumulate wealth. Alan Watts wrote this book at the … Continue reading Essay | On Alan Watts’ ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity – A Message for an Age of Anxiety’