One evening, the prayers of a poor family were answered. There was a knock at the door and tens of “people” stood outside. “Who are you?” asked the father. “I am ‘Happiness,’ this is ‘Faith,’ that there is ‘Joy’, this is ‘Health’, standing there is ‘Success’ and the tough guy over there is ‘Power’… We […]

Call Back Your Spirit Or Die

David Chethlahe Paladin was a Navaho Indian living on a reservation in Arizona. David would laughingly say that his mother was a nun and his father was a priest. It turns out his mother became pregnant by a visiting priest and she, in turn, decided to become a nursing nun and leave her son in […]

Why We Shout In Anger

A Hindu saint, who was visiting river Ganges to take a bath, found a group of family members on the banks shouting at each other in anger. He turned to his disciples, smiled and asked: ”Why do people shout in anger at each other?” His disciples thought for a while before one of them said, “Because […]

Life Is What Happens To You While You’re Busy Making Other Plans

There was an old wise cat and a small kitten in an alleyway. The old cat saw the kitten chasing its tail and asked: “Why are you chasing your tail?” To which the kitten replied: “I’ve been attending cat philosophy school and I have learned that the most important thing for a cat is happiness, and that happiness is my tail. Therefore, I am chasing […]