The Balloon Principle

Self Help

The Balloon Principle
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The Balloon Principle

Last week we had an amazing Black Lotus Champions’ orientation event. The energy in the hall was eclectic in this by-invitation-only program. It was heartwarming to see so many people committed to spreading kindness[...]

Brainpower
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Brainpower

“What can I do to increase my brainpower?” someone said to me the other day. What he meant, he clarified upon my asking, was how to be more creative and realize one’s full potential. [...]

The Secret of a Happy Marriage
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The Secret of a Happy Marriage

“Do you have any advice for me?” the dejected man said to Kabir, whom he had visited with great hope, after hearing numerous stories of his penetrating wisdom.“Why?” said Kabir, spinning the yarn on[...]

How to be Calm
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How to be Calm

Last year while listening to The Secret of Secrets by Osho (thank you, Audible!), I came across an interesting story from the life of the Russian mystic, G.I. Gurdjieff. Though, in my own study of[...]

The Gifts of Hurt
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The Gifts of Hurt

A famous Zen monk was at a Bonenkai (lit. forget-the-year party) dinner hosted by a rich nobleman. The who’s who of the city mingling with each other painted an intimidating color to the party[...]