Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi”

Good to Great (GtG) lays out the result of a study that was set out to find the universal distinguishing characteristic of companies that went from good to great performance and sustained it for over fifteen years. —————— Autobiography of a yogi is the is the life account of Yogananda Paramahansa; the yogi than introducedContinue reading “Double review: “Good to Great” and “Autobiography of a Yogi””

Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein

“When we let the ego have free reign we suffer – but when we learn to let go, we are free.” —— Dr. Epstein explores where psychotherapy and Buddhism can complement each other in the persuit of mental wellness. —— The Buddha and Freud, Dr Epstein says, came to a similar conclusion. Ego is theContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Advice not Given” by Mark Epstein”

Thoughts on: “Walk Like a Buddha” by Lodro Rinzler

“All of you are perfect as you are, and you can use a little improvement” Zen Master Suzuki Roshi This is a very practical and accessible book about how to apply the teachings of the buddha to different aspects modern life. It has a question/answer format like: What would the buddha do in this andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Walk Like a Buddha” by Lodro Rinzler”

Thoughts on: “My Experiments With Truth” by Gandhi

We get to follow a great man in the making in this autobiography by Gandhi. Like a mad scientist, and from an early age, he experimented with every area of his life to find essence of the soul. ——————————– Being very limited in my knowledge about Gandhi, I expected a focus on religion in thisContinue reading “Thoughts on: “My Experiments With Truth” by Gandhi”

Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”

Best Books of the Year: #1

#1 “Levels of Energy” by Frederick E. Dodson —-— Here is something they didn’t teach you in school! The premise of the book is that there are clearly defined levels of consciousness. Basically, people experience reality differently – and act and think in a certain ways -depending on their energy “level”. Dodson lays out hisContinue reading “Best Books of the Year: #1”

Best Books of the Year: #3

#3 “Siddhartha” by Hermann Hesse —-— Hesse influential book about a wealthy Brahmin son that casts off a life of privilege to find spiritual fulfillment. A short read and profound read! ——- WHY THIS BOOK? ——— “This book is scripture posing as literature and is best read after getting what you thought you wanted.” –Continue reading “Best Books of the Year: #3”