OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE

What did you see when you read the title of this article? Did you see OPPORTUNITY IS NOWHERE or OPPORTUNITY IS NOW HERE? Whether opportunity is nowhere to be found or is now here is a matter of perspective. Like the title of this article, it depends on how we view life. Everything good that happens to us is an …

What on earth are you doing for Heaven’s sake?

I’d like to share with you the stories of two men. The first is a Prince in a distant land. One morning he fetched his bow and arrow as was his custom, mounted his favorite horse, and set off for the forest. After coming to a clearing, he dismounted, tied the reins to a branch, and entered the bushes in …

Searching for happiness is like riding a taxi in search of a taxi

You wouldn’t take a taxi to search for a taxi, would you? Why search for what you already have? The search for happiness is no different. It’s a search for something you already have. Granted, it may not be obvious, for your happiness may be hidden in the recesses of your being. Do you remember the story of the ugly …

Forgiving is for giving

As I write this, Christmas decorations appear everywhere, reminding me that this is the season for giving. But for giving what? Children’s eyes may light up when they get a new toy, but the excitement quickly fades. Yet, one kind word may leave an impact on an entire lifetime. Aren’t gifts of the heart far more potent than gifts of …

People today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for

The title of this article was taken from a quote by the Austrian Psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl (1905 ~ 1997). He developed the theory and practice of logotherapy, which became known as the “third school” of Viennese psychotherapy (the “first school” being that of Sigmund Freud and the second that of Alfred Adler). A survivor of the Holocaust, Frankl became …

It’s never too late to find love

This article is in answer to a reader who is a 35-year-old male. Although I am addressing him, the principles I write about apply equally to men and women. So, if you are a woman, please change my gender references to make the article meaningful to you. Our reader writes, “I would love to have a girlfriend to spend time …

Loneliness is a feeling

Loneliness is one of the scourges of humanity. It seems to affect everyone regardless of age or ethnicity. Whether you’re a PhD or high school dropout, rich or poor, you’re equally vulnerable. What exactly is loneliness? It is a FEELING that intimacy, understanding, friendship, and acceptance are missing from one’s life. It is a FEELING of isolation or separation from …

How can I be in the pink when I feel blue?

Why am I in the dumps? How come I feel blue? I’m depressed, not in the clinical sense, but in the everyday usage of the word; you know, I’m experiencing “the blahs.” Why is this happening? After asking so many questions, it’s only fitting that I provide some answers. So, I’ll explain why I and others feel blue, why it’s …

What’s the point of it all?

A bright, 21-year-old university student asked me to comment on a few points. 1. “Although you have written extensively about fear of one’s OWN death, I couldn’t find anything about the ever-looming fear of others’ death. You see, I read in a web forum a statement that shocked me. It said: ‘The most painful part of the death of loved …

How does one live life without the fear of death or injury?

We all have to die someday, if we live long enough (Dave Farber) Yes, we all have to die someday. This fact strikes fear in the hearts of many. But some fear is both natural and acceptable, for it is a mechanism designed by nature to protect us from taking unnecessary risks. But in some people, the fear rises to …