Time is Not a Problem – But You Might be Making it into One!

“ I am working on this project now, but perhaps I should be spending time with my children instead”. “Would it really be worth my time to go and watch that movie?” “I should really be doing something productive instead of sitting around wasting my time like this” “This train journey is so long, we… Continue reading Time is Not a Problem – But You Might be Making it into One!

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Can I Truly Receive if I Believe there is ‘No Free Lunch’?

I was delighted twice this morning, with wonderful surprise gifts - in short succession of each other. I opened the front door, still sleepy eyed, and I saw on my garden bench a wonderful basket crafted out of a leaf. The basket had been artistically filled with a selection of dainty summer blossoms from our… Continue reading Can I Truly Receive if I Believe there is ‘No Free Lunch’?

Step on It – Gypsy Feet & Curious Heart

As I step into my 40’th year on this gorgeous planet, I have decided to re-affirm the love and affinity I feel for the Earth. I want to acknowledge my burning desire to explore the geographies and myriad terrains this planet has to offer. Round numbers have a strange effect on our psyche and forty… Continue reading Step on It – Gypsy Feet & Curious Heart

Crow Magic – Honouring Whispers of Intuition

I was walking in a corridor in my campus building where I walk everyday, and I looked up and saw this crow! I felt a voice inside me asking me to 'click' a pic. I am not much of a photographer but over the years I have trained myself to really heed this inside voice.… Continue reading Crow Magic – Honouring Whispers of Intuition

Even a Word like ‘Divorce’ can Eventually Lose its Sting

Today, Life surprised me in a strange way. I was teaching a class of MBA students and was debriefing an exercise on negotiation that they had done yesterday in which they had played roles of buyers and sellers. At one point I wanted to emphasize how negotiations are not just about buying and selling but… Continue reading Even a Word like ‘Divorce’ can Eventually Lose its Sting

Placebo Daaru – A route to acceptance and self-approval ?

About a year back I went through an intensely rough period. There were days when I would get up and wonder if this was indeed my life or if I had somehow landed into the midst of the script of a horror movie. To add to my dilemma, I had also chosen to be discreet… Continue reading Placebo Daaru – A route to acceptance and self-approval ?

Stepping Out of Rat Races – Material, Social, and Spiritual

I woke up to a sunny gorgeous sunday morning that had absolutely no to-do’s on my list - good or bad, wanted or unwanted! No chores, no duties, no calls, no dates, no parties. I did not even have my normal ‘mummy’ role to occupy me because my son was spending the weekend at his… Continue reading Stepping Out of Rat Races – Material, Social, and Spiritual

Do I have Space for You in my Heart?

About three years back I had developed a fetish to wear flowers in my hair (the traditional south Indian way). At this point a friend had referred her flower delivery woman to me. Since then, this woman shows up every morning with a basket of woven flowers and gives me one ‘moyon’ (the term used… Continue reading Do I have Space for You in my Heart?

Flirting with Gods and Dogs – An Unabashedly Polyamorous Approach

Last Night I had dinner with the MBA students that I have been teaching this term. As we opened up and shared our stories with one another a student on my table asked me about my interest in theology. As I narrated my story I realized that I have been unabashedly polyamorous in my relationship… Continue reading Flirting with Gods and Dogs – An Unabashedly Polyamorous Approach

The Enchanted Water that Enchanted Me

Last weekend I went on a trek to the Kudremukh peak which stands proud and tall in the heart of the Western Ghats. Our winding trail took us through alternating phases of grasslands and dense woods. There was a sparkling mountain stream that greeted us at frequent bends and it finally met us once again… Continue reading The Enchanted Water that Enchanted Me