Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.


I’ve read a book about developing the process to learn fast, ultralearning, but while reading Anthony de Mello’s Awareness, I got intrigued by an unexpected kind of learning, unlearning. “As one man said, “I got a pretty good education. It took me years to get over it.” That’s what spirituality is all about, you know: […]


An Arab proverb says “The nature of rain is the same, but it makes thorns grow in the marshes and flowers in the gardens.” Both wake up, but is the ground of your life a marsh or a garden? When we state the importance of having a greater awareness of everything, it all begins with […]

Who cares about Mona Lisa?

I’m not sure if we still care about beauty through art when most of our attention aims at taking a picture to fill up a bucket list.

The walk

It’s true we walk to exercise and be healthier. But is that the true meaning of walking?


Even if we become more mindful and begin paying greater attention, how do we know we’re paying attention to what matters? And how do we decide what matters most?