Make Better Decisions: Include your Three Centres of Intelligence

By | 2017-12-28T13:10:06+00:00 October 16th, 2014|

Everything we do involves some sort of decision making. Sometimes we make poor decisions, sometimes we do much better; at other times we get stuck and torn between our choices. Whether we are limited in our choices or have too many options; whether the decision we are facing is trivial or critical, one thing is clear; that we all would like to make “better” choices depending on our restrictions and our capacities. We usually know our restrictions but do we know and utilise all of our capacities? The answer is: “most probably not”.

Beautiful words & harsh realities. “The Other Wise Man”

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 13th, 2014|

This; another wonderful story by Henry Van Dyke; is dedicated to the dear reader who so authentically and bravely expressed her inner conflicts resulting from the outer conflicts that she sees around her. She exposes a real conflict that many of us face, should we be honest with ourselves. This is the deep chasm between

The busy man and his saw

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:30+00:00 September 12th, 2014|

Very often I come across people who are so tied up feverishly putting time and effort in everyday activities such as family matters, work, study, friends, aspirations, check list travelling (ticking off more places and tourist attractions) even shop-around self-development (jumping from one self-development work to the next in search of the latest and the

Destiny & Free Will: An Hindu Insight

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:31+00:00 August 2nd, 2014|

This article is kindly submitted by Saroja Swami and Alphonse Benoit. It adds a valuable different perspective to the question of free will which was explored earlier in "Dear Rumi, Do I have free will?". Please feel free to share your thoughts and comments below; or even submit them for consideration to be posted in

Dear Rumi…Do I have free will?

By | 2017-12-15T18:49:39+00:00 June 27th, 2014|

Rumi Calendar - Response to the June Question: Free Will or Fatalism Do I have free will and choice in life or is it all predetermined? What does "acceptance and surrender" mean in real life? Do we have free will or is all fate bound, predestined and predetermined? This is an age old unanswered question

Use your anger for growth!

By | 2017-12-20T17:18:03+00:00 May 26th, 2014|

Dr .Harriet Lerner, author of "The Dance of Anger" We all get angry at times, some more often than others. What is anger, is it a negative emotion, is it harmful or can it be helpful for our growth? These are some of the questions many may have about anger. This year Dr. Harriet

Six Steps to Living in the Moment

By | 2017-12-11T21:21:34+00:00 February 3rd, 2014|

Following form the last post asking Rumi about time and presence; about living in the now; here are six steps that would help you understand this paradoxical  practice a little deeper and at a more practical level. In The Art of Now: Six Step to Living in the Moment Jay Dixit explains mindfulness  in a fresh, practical