• The Cost of Knowing Best

    The cost of thinking you are right or you know best is probably more than you have thought about. The single biggest problem, I believe, with thinking that you are always right is that you stop listening.  I bet that if you are one of those type of thinkers, even right now your mind is piping up loud and clear, “nope, I always listen – I’m just always right.”    Then, your work if you are the person that believes they are always right, the one that is always interrupting, the first person to shout out their sage advice is to be quiet.  It’s going to be super hard at…

  • Exploring Pantanjali’s Yamas – Ahimsa

    Ahimsa is the first of the Yamas, which when translated means nonviolence.  The Yamas are part of the eight-limb path of Pantanjali designed to help move a person along the path of enlightenment.  Nonviolence seems pretty straightforward – don’t beat anyone up, do no harm to any living creature, right?  Turns out, while this is certainly part of Ahimsa, there are acts of violence that people commit each day that they probably have no idea are actually violent. Have you ever tried to tell someone how to do something better?  Ever find yourself trying to “fix” someone else?  How about worrying about another person’s well-being or choices?  Guess what?  In…