Two days ago, I was meditating at the promenade in Pondicherry — a city on India's East coast. Normally, my chosen anchor for meditation is my breath. However, that day it was the sound of waves. …


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Two years ago, my brother asked me a question that would go on to change my life. “Should we try out Vipassana this year?” Owing to brotherly trust and oblivious to what I was signing up for, I said, “Sure. Why not. What’s Vipassana by the way?”

Vipassana, he told…


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The secret to living an extraordinary life? Stand on the shoulder of giants.

It’s so simple, yet most people don’t apply it. Most people don’t read. They don’t learn from others. After all, it takes a certain sense of humility to understand that others might actually know better than you…


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Unlike the obvious benefits of exercise, the benefits of spirituality are hard to explain, but you know it when you’ve experienced it — you feel like you’ve risen above. You feel lighter. You feel like you’ve seen the light. The world starts making more sense.

However, just like your body…


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Knowledge is like a sphere; the greater its volume, the larger its contact with the unknown. — David Christian

When you’re a lifelong learner, you start to observe something interesting. As you learn more and more about life, you start to become even more aware of how much you don’t…


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Here’s the thing about living an extraordinary life. Not everyone can do it.

That’s by definition. And I don’t believe everyone even needs to do it. Not everyone has to have an extraordinary life to be happy. Such a model would guarantee happiness only for the top 2–3% of the…


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Yes, race towards excellence. Meaning, moving as fast as you can towards the goals you have in life without burning out.

What you need to understand is that there are a lot of variables in life that determine whether or not you’ll achieve your goals. Let’s call them stars. …


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A sure sign that you’re a winner in life is that you understand the subtle things that matter.

Because… the big things that matter are kind of obvious. They’re right there in your face. Little things, on the other hand, slip by. They’re not paid attention to. …


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The title stings. I know.

But that’s the thing about truth. It pisses you off at first. But then, it sets you free.

Over the past year, as I learnt more and more about life, I realised that I was unintentionally making this world a worse place in some ways…


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My newest project as a writer, and as a human trying to figure out life is to build myself a skillset consisting of numerous psychological tools I can use to win at life.

To that end, these days I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how my…

Akshad Singi

11x top writer. Using mindfulness to induce an inner revolution. Get in touch: akshadwrites@gmail.com

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