This year, I learnt two things: one, forgiveness can indeed change your life; and two, most of what we have been about it is probably wrong.
There are times, when even the most sincere seeker experiences ‘disconnection’. This disconnection can last hours, days or even weeks. Many seekers hence follow a daily ritual. Some follow a particular meditation style, some a breathing technique, because a daily ritual has a very simple purpose – it brings you back home. This prayer was […]
One of my dearest friends lost his brother to Dengue this morning. It happened suddenly – he was diagnosed last Sunday and didn’t live to see the next one. I urge you to take care. Not just from the disease, but from the regret of not having loved and listened to those people in your […]
When I was young, I wanted the world to see me as intelligent. When I got older, I wanted to be recognized as successful. As the years pass, I increasingly find that the quality that matters to me is kindness. All of my spiritual learning, if I were asked to sum up in a word, […]
A timeless overcast rainy Sunday before me. White birds flap across twilight greens making their way home. It seems like this moment contains eternities. I watch as tranquil pools of water are broken by raindrops that ripple across and disappear into tranquility again. The water has no fear of being disturbed, no preference for stillness. […]
Last week, someone asked my mentor GD: “If there was just one thing you could teach me in this session, what would it be?” “I would connect you to your inner navigation system… your in-built GPS,” GD replied. The person was perplexed: “Does it even exist? “Yes. And once you are connected, you never have […]
* How kind the Universe To allow this belief That ‘I’ am doing this Awareness – And to even provide the Light to see this! How kind the Universe To never point out to me This ‘Hereness’ so solid could never come from my flickering mind. How kind the Universe To never remind me that […]
Sometimes, when we make a life-choice that is not in accord with our highest vision of our life, it appears as if we have succumbed to weakness or temptation. Guilt prompts us to struggle against these ‘lower impulses’ by urging us to change our actions – to quit smoking, to stop overworking, to end an […]
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“Those powerful moments of true knowledge that we paper over with daily life… But every so often something shatters like ice and we are in the river of our own existence. We are Aware.” – Louise Erdrich Have you ever had that experience in a movie theatre, when you are watching a good movie – […]