From December, 2018

“No matter what people tell you words and ideas can change the world”

  James Allen says, “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.” Ideas or sparks are the bedrock of your character. You are who you think you are. Earl Nightingale says, “We become what we think about.” Take a moment and reflect on what you think about on most days. Then reflect on whether what you think about determines in any way what you do most of the time. If you think about becoming a writer, you will write. But if you think about becoming the best basketball player, you will…

Four books I will always remember because they have changed my life profoundly

1. Man’s Search for Meaning, Victor Frankl I spotted this masterwork in a bookstore almost five years ago in San Diego. The title made me curious, so I bought the book. In the book, the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, Victor Frankl talks about his experience in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. He narrates the stories of prisoners and explores the meaning of life amidst suffering and pain. Frankl developed the term “logotherapy,” a form of psychotherapy, which can also be described as “existential analysis.” I learned that we are borne to bear…

The Thinking that Feels Home Now 

  I am a strange creature who thinks ceaselessly. The buzz does not stop. I wait for the night for it to calm down, but that is when it actually stimulates. Sometimes it feels like some sort of a disorder that needs to be fixed. But, on the other hand, it has become the routine, the home that I don’t want to leave. It feels good to be at home even if it is not one’s own. The current state I am in is that to no think and not wonder is to leave the home, which is to cease…