Wisdom from Krishna Pendyala

As I turn 50, my intention is to devote the second phase of my life to share my insights learned through my many missteps over the years and the introspection that followed, so that others need not go through the same bumps and falls that I had to endure on their journey to joy, fulfillment and peace.

I truly believe that we can create an enlightened society where inner awareness can empower people to thrive in harmony. To generate joy and peace in your life and our world, we need to look at ourselves both as individuals and as a collective.

While I learned these lessons the hard way, my hope is to present them in a manner that is simple and easy to adopt without experiencing any pain or even a lot of practice. It is based on an approach of illuminating blind-spots, so that once discovered they’re never forgotten.

1. The solutions to all your problems are within you.

While you might have heard that the answers to all your problems are within you, there is no simple approach to discovering them. My premise that each of us is inhabited by a hidden PIG and APE helps place a tangible face and name so you can actually watch them when they start to control your moves. The PIG and the APE not only mimic the behaviors of their animal namesakes, but are acronyms for Pursing Instant Gratification and Avoiding Painful Experiences. When we constantly look outside ourselves for answers, we miss catching the real inner culprits for our unhappiness….Continue reading at InspireMeToday.com.

Krishna is a nontraditional life coach with an eclectic background and the author of Beyond the PIG and the APE: Realizing Success and True Happiness.

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38 comments

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Angie B.
Angela B.3 years ago

One of the main things I've learned through life and raising 7 kids is that people have to make the mistakes themselves in order to benefit from learning anything from it.

Janet C.
Janet C.3 years ago

Thank you for the nice article and according to the Vedic tradition of India, if one lives each and every day according to the "5 Precepts": Sathya (Truth), Dharma (Right Action, Moral Conduct), Prema (Divine Love), Ahimsa (Non-Violence) and Shanti (Peace) then each day will be lived in the True Spirit of Life!

Krishna P.
Krishna P.3 years ago

You are so right, Sheleen. "We learn from our mistakes and suffering but its often hard for other people to realise they can make the same mistakes. Human nature makes most people think they are different to someone who has failed."

This is the work of the egoic mind — one that believes that the situation will not apply to them.

They said, "Smart people lean from their mistakes; Wise people learn from other's mistakes."

Wayne Leeon
Past Member 3 years ago

Thanks

Lucie G.
Lucie G.3 years ago

thanks

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Sheleen Addison
Sheleen Addison3 years ago

We learn from our mistakes and suffering but its often hard for other people to realise they can make the same mistakes. Human nature makes most people think they are different to someone who has failed.

Miranda Parkinson

If only our suffering and mistakes could help others from the same fate! Unfortunately it very rarely does!

Carmely Guizar
carmely Guizar3 years ago

meditation chanting mantras is the best for emotional life and spiritual balance ;)