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Last week I caught up with an old friend whom I haven’t seen for many years. After briefing each other on how things had been, it was clear that how we had lived life couldn’t be  more different from each other. At one point my friend mentioned a difficult career choice of his. I told him how I’d go about it. And my friend said: “Well that’s too idealistic. You think you can just have…

There’s a high correlation between pain and growth. Not because the former necessarily leads to the latter. But because growth often requires resistance and pressure. It’s the resistance and pressure you find against the status quo that instigates openings for growth. From a certain perspective, whatever pain or suffering you’re going through is a gold mine– a rich source for your personal transformation towards a higher potential. Yet I’m sure you’d agree that suffering is…