Pearls of Wisdom: The Unfinished Love

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—If you’re lucky, I mean really lucky, you will fall in love—a love that merges two people together forever, and in such...

Pearls of Wisdom: Love, Pleasure, Duty and Other Lessons

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—The beauty of long winter nights in New England is that it becomes darker early and forces us to wind down our...

Pearls of Wisdom: How Do You Know Your Life is a Disaster, and Now...

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—Every year when a year ends and new one starts, we go in a deep reflective mood, and pledge to take some...

Pearls of Wisdom: Only Two or Eight Seasons?

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON--Close friends of mine who have known me well enough or have camped with me in the mountains or the nature wild...

Pearls of Wisdom: Thought, Action, Feeling, Authenticity and Happiness

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—I recently read an article that was appropriately titled: “Are Authentic People More Mindful” in Psychology Today. This article explained authenticity and...

Pearls of Wisdom: How Our Thoughts Shape Our Destiny, and How We Can Master...

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—When I was in my 30s, I began taking life a bit seriously and started to read books and literature that were...

Pearls of Wisdom: Never Ever Assume Anything, Just Ask

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—Just one year after I had joined the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi as a graduate...

Pearls of Wisdom: The Disease of One More Thing, Time and the Story of...

BOSTON—Most of us eventually realize and understand the concept of time. After running as fast as we could and miss the beauty of small...

Pearls of Wisdom: Goal, Focus and the Process: A Few Lessons From Mahabharata

By Upendra Mishra Once you set your goal, forget about the outcome and focus only on the process. That you can do, and in fact,...

Pearls of Wisdom: Freedom, Happiness and the Ashtavakra

By Upendra Mishra WESTON, MA—Most of us are familiar with the Bhagavad Gita, often referred to simply as the Gita. It is a dialogue between...
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