My Zen Path

Dear reader,

I wish you a very happy and purposeful new year 2017. I wish you many more opportunities to be more of yourself and all that you can be! If I may use Carl Jung's quote ~

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.

As I fondly recall 2016, I am glad that I could complete Personality Theories series that I had planned for, covering 3 major waves: Psychodynamism (Freud et al.), Behaviourism (Pavlov,  Skinner, Bandura etc) and Humanistic Psychology (Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow etc.)I also had a chance to meet some of My Zen Path readers in 2016 and from their sharing I know that they are reading it carefully and some of these articles have resonated with them. Some of their reflections have been really heart-warming. I'd request you to put some such reflections, comments on the website itself so that many others could benefit from that. 

Looking forward to 2017, I am planning to write two long articles about Personality Inventories and Introversion-Extroversion. Also, I am hoping to write more My Zen Path exclusive about few inspiring people on My Zen Path. In the last few days, I have made few changes to My Zen Path endeavors, my offer and you can find all those changes on the About page. Also, there is a change in the licensing as well, I am moving from Copyleft to Creative-Commons free for non-commercial use licensing. Please visit the website to view new licensing terms. 

It was a wonderful year and I could research and write about some of my favorite psychologists/psychiatrists such as Carl Jung, Rogers, Maslow and so on. I have also enjoyed writing about Amit Godse, my long review of Barry Schwart'z book and few other articles. Here are the top 5 articles of 2016 based on the number of views. 

• Honey, I saved the bees!

• In search of calling

• In search of meaning

• Reflections on corporate resignations

• The Puzzle Of Personality

The first one, My Zen Path exclusive  about Amit Godse's honeybee venture is not a surprise because I have seen it going viral on social media, especially Facebook where it got 5000+ reach in a single day. However, I am little surprised that one of my favorites, Why We Work is not there. I have been told personally by few readers that they really found it quite insightful and thought-provoking. Anyway!

I am including excerpts from the top 5 articles in this new year special newsletter and I would love to know your favorite article and your reasons for liking it. Do write it as a comment on the article itself or send me a mail by replying to this newsletter. 

As for the new year gift, I have designed a high-resolution wallpaper that features a quote from My Zen Path, and you can download it here: My Zen Path Wallpaper 2017.

I wish you a purposeful and joyous 2017. 

Thank you!
Manish @ MyZenPath.com
October 27th, 2020

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Amit Godse - Saving Honeybees

Honey, I saved the bees!

Honey, I saved the bees! Amit Godse quit his high-paying software job with a large MNC to save the honeybees. His team removes and relocates the beehives without killing the bees. This young man from Pune (India) has an interesting story to share with My Zen Path readers. In this first MyZenPath Exclusive I have personally met and interviewed Amit …

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Annu Gupta Kathak

In search of calling

This is the long pending second part of my previous article: In search of meaning. I couldn't finish this one as I was busy with few other commitments and writing this was a bit challenging for me. One because of the time constraints, and secondly because it is rather difficult for me to articulate insights or connections that I see …

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In search of meaning

In search of meaning

Finding meaning is profound and essential part of our life. Whether we realize this or not, as Carl Jung says: We cannot stand meaningless life! Yet, at times many of us feel that our life is meaningless. When life, work or relationships seem meaningless, many people resort to different things - some distract themselves with pleasures of various kinds, some …

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Corporate Resignations

Reflections on corporate resignations

I have a question: Do demanding corporate jobs take toll on your life and family? Don't misunderstand - I am not at all against corporates nor do I see them as evils! I know that it would be almost impossible to execute some herculean projects without them. Moreover, I also believe that with some insightful and thoughtful HR practices, it …

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Dr. Brian Little: The puzzle of personality

The Puzzle Of Personality

This is a funny but insightful TED talk by Dr. Brian Little discussing personality.  Dr. Brian Little is currently at Cambridge University where he is a fellow of the Well-Being Institute and director of the social ecology research group in the department of psychology.  He is a well-known scholar and speaker in the field of personality and motivational psychology. I …

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New Year Gift

My Zen Path Gift : Wallpaper

My Zen Path Wallpaper 2017

This is a simple gift from My Zen Path on the eve of new year - a wallpaper that you can freely download and use it for you laptop, PC or other devices. Please do no modify this wallpaper and keep My Zen path watermark intact on the photo. However, feel free to share it as it is with anyone and …

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