Expect Nothing: How to Have Happy Birthday

When you expect something, it's value decreases automatically. There's always a chance the expectation might not occur, and even if it does, it's value decreases because you expect something. Expectation, in some ways, is a root of sadness. As far as I can remember, I have been sad and depressed most of the time because…

Cope With Emotional Instability

I am emotionally unstable. I don't remember the last time 'happiness' was my baseline in life. Usually 'happiness' should be our default state in life. But we go through lots of situations in life that makes it difficult for us to stay happy. I often experience difficulty while becoming emotionally stable. If, for example, some one…

Stop Setting Expectation Before The Event

Before any big festival or event, we get excited. So excited that we can barely wait for it. Our expectation increases along with excitement, and as a result the event itself doesn't feel grand. We don't enjoy the festival as much as we'd thought we'd enjoy. The festival ends, and you feel sad again that…

What Hurts You Today Makes You Stronger Tomorrow

We follow passion most of the time. But it's not always passion that matters. It's how much of a impact you're making in the world while doing your work that matters. If what you do doesn't impact the world, at least in a small way, then there's very little importance of that work in the…

Musashi’s Take on Relationship and Life Goals

If you try to strengthen and settle for relationship, you won't be able to achieve your  life goal. It's because relationships require lots of time and devotion. Without it, relationship will be a failure. In the story of Musashi, Musashi has a coherent life goal of becoming the greatest swordsmen of all time. But he…

It Will Fade Away Eventually

I suddenly joined 6 day meditation course while reading "The Power of Now". I took the course two years ago as well. This time I had specific purpose for taking the course. I wanted to stop my mind from wandering and thinking. My mind was thinking on auto-pilot. I figured that out while reading "The…

Dedication and Love Towards Work

Most of the time, I work just to get my work done. I measure time to complete the work and then track my time. It's always just to complete the work. I compete with myself to get my work done faster than before. It's always a chore for me. Wake up, do this, after you…

Afraid of Success

What's the worst thing that can happen? Travel and end up in North Korean Jail? Limited water, limited food, limited life and plain struggle? But I'm not afraid of that. I'm afraid of instant success, luck and gratification. What if I'll win a million dollar and everyone around will love me, give me everything I…

Tiny Human Connection

During Maoist insurgency, there were lots of Army men allotted in the streets of Kathmandu. There used to be lots of Army in streets and random barracks. Our school bus used to pass through those barracks. Everyday, while we used to pass those barracks, we used to wave at those Army men. Some used to…

The Snowball Effect

When you sleep, breathe and eat with just one goal in mind; the probability of success increases drastically. And when you keep performing a particular activity all the time, snowball effect occurs. If you keep working as a painter, you'll meet lots of people related with painting. You'll have solid base of networks with painters…