Pearls of Wisdom: How Do We Know We Are Happy?

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—After staying alive, major goal of our life is to be happy. There are many states of happiness. First, we are genuinely...

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...

Pearls of Wisdom: Dreams, the Shadow, Carl Jung and the 12 Rules for Success,...

By Upendra Mishra I have no idea when and how I got interested in Swiss physician and psychoanalyst Carl Jung (1875-1961) and his writings, analysis...

Pearls of Wisdom: To Forgive or Not to Forgive? Answers From Times Ancient to...

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—First thing first: If you are not strong and wise enough to forgive someone who has hurt you, you will build a...

Pearls of Wisdom: Truth, Lies and the Power of Habit

By Upendra Mishra If more than 40 percent of the actions we perform each day are not actual decisions but our habits, then whether we...

Pearls of Wisdom: Patanjali, Tom Brady and The Four Agreements

By Upendra Mishra The words contain tremendous power. They are packed with energy. Every thought we think, every word we whisper even to ourselves, every...

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: Death, the Ultimate Teacher of Happiness

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON, MA— Only after we strip ourselves completely naked to the hilt of our inside, we start to scratch the surface of...

Pearls of Wisdom: The Power of Vulnerability, Weakness and Imperfection

By Upendra Mishra BOSTON—A friend of mine had been insisting that I should watch a Bollywood movie "Kabir Singh" as she had observed some similarity...

Pearls of Wisdom: Joy, Osho, Mother Nature and Roots and Wings

By Upendra Mishra Growing up in a small farming village in North India taught me a lot of things. Nature was everywhere. If we wanted...
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