Tag Archives: Practice

What is empathy? // Roman Krznaric

“….empathy is the art of stepping imaginatively into the shoes of another person, understanding their feelings and perspectives, and using that understanding to guide your actions. So empathy is distinct from expressions of sympathy — such as pity or feeling sorry for somebody — as these do not involve trying to understand the other person’s… Read More »

“….the disparity between outward allegiance and inward betrayal.” // S Radhakrishnan

“Religions, at their best, insist on behaviour more than on belief….We must have religion in truth and deed and mot merely profess it in words. There is a difference today between our belief and our behaviour….evident from the disparity between outward allegiance and inward betrayal. Religion is confused with the mechanical participation in the rites… Read More »

The message of Buddha // Juan Mascaro

“Buddha avoided metaphysical questions. He might have answered them in the words of Jesus: ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.’…. It is said that once a man of arms undertook a long journey to see a holy follower of Buddha, and asked… Read More »

“….the best among us….do not occupy that perch because they were born with some innate talent….” // Anders Ericsson

“In my introduction to this book I spoke of how deliberate practice can revolutionize our thinking about human potential. I do not see this an exaggeration or overstatement. That revolution starts when we realize that the best among us in various areas do not occupy that perch because they were born with some innate talent… Read More »

“..we must give up, at least temporarily, our attachment to our desired goal.” // Thomas M Sterner

“When you focus on the process, the desired product takes care of itself with fluid ease. When you focus on the product, you immediately begin to fight yourself and experience boredom, restlessness, frustration, and impatience with the process. The reason for this is not hard to understand. When you focus your mind on the present… Read More »