Archive for 'Self Discovery'

If you accept, your mission is to follow your vision.

Feelings show us the direction to follow.© José Carlos Pires Pereira

If you don’t know where you’re headed, you’re most likely not advancing… We all need an objective, a magnetic north, or a vision of where we want to go, to help us set the course for our journey in life.

A high ground position commands Trust: 2 true ways to climb to the top

Have you noticed how easy it is for some guys to influence others? Why are people so willing to give them a red carpet treatment? Could it be that it’s simply because they have built a solid reputation for themselves? It’s obvious that a high ground position commands an advantage: trust.

Keeping your cool: 7 ideas you can’t afford to ignore

We’ve all had to deliver a major presentation to an important client, or from the podium to a crowd, which wrecked havoc on our nerves. In this post, we’ll go over a few ideas to help you wing it. To begin with, would you crawl on your four to ask for acceptance? Of course, not. […]

Disruptive thinking: Optimism in action

Disruptive thinking is what we should be doing at the top of our game, when we’re full of energy and optimism. It’s a unique way to analyze your possibilities. It opens you’re thinking to create new possibilities (products or product lines) —quite fascinating. Unfortunately, there are many people who are unwittingly immersed in emotional spaces […]

Enthusiasm materializes your opportunities

Heidegger, one of the brightest philosophers of all times, and a loathsome fervent Nazi head authority, —which shows us “how reality surpasses fiction”—, reminds us that one of our salient traits as human beings is that we are constantly concerned and live within an unrealized future. I strongly suggest you follow this link to watch […]

Success breeds success

I wholeheartedly recommend that you listen to Ramit Sethi’s fascinating interview of BJ Fogg, director of Stanford’s Persuasive Tech Lab. His basic message: we can all be persuaded to do anything, as long as it’s done in baby steps. It’s the old story of the boiling frog, describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. People […]

How I meditate

I thought it would be helpful to tell my little beginner’s story in meditation. Although we’re all familiar with the term, few seem to really know how to verbalize what it’s all about. For one reason or another, and for a long time, I could never find a good reason to meditate. None of the […]

Clear your mind

We already know how important it is to quiet our minds. It allows us to be, to be aware, or not to lose ourselves in our thoughts. In this post we’ll see how meditation can further help us to dramatically improve our learning ability. In a Stanford University experiment with a group of four year […]


We left the previous post with (my interpretation of) Jon Kabat-Sinn’s charged view of meditation: Meditation requires that we open our­selves, let­ting go of our lives. Like a war­rior, we should be on guard to act upon the signs pre­sented to each of us, swiftly and decisively. Which would imply a pro­found act of trust, […]


Its been a fascinating few days. I’ve been touched by what I’ve learned to the point I believe I’ve changed my way of being. I loved Jon Kabat-Sinn’s mindfulness video. I have to admit that I had never been able to meditate, nor understood meditation. I’m not sure I wholly comprehend the concept now, but, […]