Giving up the Need to be Understood

Last evening I was playing a game of Bluff with some friends (Bluff is a card game where the first person to get rid of all his cards by bluffing his or her way through wins). It was so much fun, we were on a roll trying to bluff one another and I was having… Continue reading Giving up the Need to be Understood

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Getting comfortable with not knowing everything

Today morning I went to our staff canteen for breakfast and I joined a table where my colleagues were engaged in what appeared to be a very heated discussion on some topic. Since I had joined midway I asked what they were talking about and one of them duly updated me on what was being… Continue reading Getting comfortable with not knowing everything

Are You a Frequency Holder for Our Planet?

Please know that there are many time when you are more of a contribution to yourself, to others, and to the planet by 'being' something rather than 'doing' something. I read this idea for the first time in Eckhart Tolle's book, 'A New Earth' many years ago. Tolle has a section where he talks about… Continue reading Are You a Frequency Holder for Our Planet?

You Are Beautiful

Sharing this awesome click by my amazingly gifted friend Seema Swami. Many of us think of pigeons as dull grey boring birds - or even pests. This bird came and posed for Seema to show us how beautiful pigeons are! How beautiful we all are! Coincidentally, this reminds me of what happened to me too. When… Continue reading You Are Beautiful

What to do with Desires? – Overcome, Suppress? Stoke? Or Perhaps just Align?

(ps: there is a free guided meditation at the end of this post that I created just for this topic) I don't know about you, but I have had desires as long as I can remember. As a child I desired my parents attention and approval, I desired ice lollies and dosas, I desired pretty… Continue reading What to do with Desires? – Overcome, Suppress? Stoke? Or Perhaps just Align?

Dodgeball & Dinnerparties – Flow in Everyday Life

I experienced a very interesting (but stark) contrast yesterday. In the evening I played dodgeball with my son and his friends - it was a wonderful game which challenged me since there were older kids as well and the level of the game was just right for me. Soon after we attended a dinner party… Continue reading Dodgeball & Dinnerparties – Flow in Everyday Life

Work, Time, and Money – An Inescapable Triangle?

Sitting down to write on this topic feels a bit daunting - it is like trying to compress a lifetime’s inquiry into one piece of writing, and yet I am going to do it today. Inquiring into the nature of time itself - why should I make the notion of a ‘lifetime’ more significant than… Continue reading Work, Time, and Money – An Inescapable Triangle?

Do You Fantasize Trekking in the Himalayas? It Can Be Easier Than You Think!

A Guide to Tea House Trekking in Nepal - Annapurna Base Camp  I did my first Himalayan trek when I was thirteen years old. I was smitten by the mountains, the streams, the clear starry nights, the coniferous forests, the snow clad peaks, the mountain dogs, and the sheer bliss of doing nothing except walk… Continue reading Do You Fantasize Trekking in the Himalayas? It Can Be Easier Than You Think!

You Don’t Have to Like Everything I Be, Do, or Say, and that is OKAY!

Yesterday, my son and I were having a discussion on the amount of time that he was spending with his ipad (it is summer vacation after all), and I gave in to his point of view - as often happens with us. However, I was feeling very uncomfortable with ‘our’ decision and so I decided… Continue reading You Don’t Have to Like Everything I Be, Do, or Say, and that is OKAY!

Playing With Energy

Most children Intuitively play with Energy - in fact they don't even realize that they are doing it till at some point they learn to mentally identify the fabric of their playground and toys as ‘energy’. I was no different as a child. As my ‘understanding’ grew however, and with it my vocabulary, I realized… Continue reading Playing With Energy