Stop Unreal Expectations
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Stop Unreal Expectations

(Published in The Daily Guardian August 3, 2020) We all expect things in life. Whether from other people, from ourselves or from situations. It is normal to have hopes and expectations. However, giving too much importance to unrealistic expectations is a recipe for disaster and should be avoided to have a peaceful and happy life. There is a popular definition of expectations. It goes like this. “Expectations are premeditated resentments.” When we have expectations, it is like we are pre planning the future resentments that are bound to occur. But whether it is expectations from others, from yourself or expectations…

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To Love And To Create

(Published in The Daily Guardian July 20, 2020) Prashant Solomon Being creative is one of the most important reasons we are here on this Earth. Many people question the reason they are born. Is it just a coincidence you are here? Are we only a statistic or a mere blip of insignificance in human history? Nothing can be further from the truth. There are basically two things that are important about life and everything else is a derivative of these. To love and to create.  In many books about ‘near death experiences’ or NDEs there is an interesting similarity that…

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The Changing River of Life and Its Meaning

(Published in The Daily Guardian July 6, 2020) Prashant Solomon One of life’s most powerful ironies is that the only constant in life is change! This is perhaps best described by the philosopher Heraclitus in the 5th century BC in the following way - You can never step into the same river twice. Because neither the river nor you are the same.  This indeed is one of the ironies of life and at the same time one of the greatest dynamics in the universe. There is a universal flux which exists throughout all of creation. A flux that ensures that…

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Be Your Own Best Friend

I have started writing a fortnightly spiritual column in the Daily Guardian newspaper. My first article 'Be your own best friend' was published on June 22, 2020. I am posting the content of the column below: Are you your own best friend? When we are alone with ourselves, instead of feeling bored or lonely, that time would be much better spent by looking inwards and introspecting. If this lockdown has a silver lining, this is one of them - it has given us a chance to slow down and look inwards. It has given us a chance to think about…

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