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The good news about self-discipline

“I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time today.” “I wish I’d stuck to the plan” “I wish I had just pushed through a bit harder” I’ve lost count of the number of the days I’ve gone to bed with the above thoughts. What is it, anyway? Om Swami defines discipline as the ability to do…


What to do when an asteroid hits you

Like most mornings, I got up early yesterday. And went through my morning routine like clockwork. Finished my Yoga, showered, finished my morning prayer, meditated, finished my breakfast, and sat down to work. I’d also planned my day well ahead of time. Get X done, then Y and then Z. I was ready to take…

You’re an ice-cube

Let’s say you had a new year resolution to shed 10 kilos. You start monitoring your food, reducing your sugar intake, walking more, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and also start doing Yoga regularly. A week passes. You’re feeling more energetic and positive…until you get onto the weighing scale. The needle hasn’t moved….

Taming the Stallion

The monkey mind. A lot has been written about it. This post and TED talk from Tim Urban are quite popular. Since the mind keeps jumping around from thought to thought, the monkey analogy makes sense. — But I prefer seeing the untamed mind as a wild stallion instead. While both the stallion and monkey are untamed, the sight…