Couple of weeks ago I was consoling a friend who had been going through some rough patches lately. He then recalled a story that his father had told him when he was younger relaying the fact that no matter what we wish for, life always has ups and downs in store for all of us.
Sohrab Sepehri was born on 6 October 1928 in Qom, Iran (Most biographies show Kashan as his birthplace. His descendants were from Kashan and he grew up in Kashan, so he is from Kashan but born in Qom according to his posthumously published autobiography and the credible Encyclopaedia Iranica website). Born with an artistic pedigree
(Little pond of "Now" is the name I have given to a selection from Sohrab Sepehri's long poem Water's Footfall.*) Life is taking a dip,in the little pond of “Now”.Let’s take off our clothes,the water is just a step away.Let’s taste the light. Little pond of "Now" I hear the garden breathing, and the
What an unprecedented year the 2020 has been! There are many lessons to learn, but the one that stands out for me is to expect the unexpected. Few days ago while enjoying the beauty of nature out on the balcony, I spontaneously sat down and started my daily meditation. With my eyes closed, my hearing
(Update 16 Apr 20: The situation is more under control in Australia as the curve has flattened; while some other parts of the world are still in shocking condition. With the lockdowns and various levels of social restrictions, and many working from home or having lost their jobs, the advice below can still be very
'Water of madness' can act as a cautionary tale. A timeless tale to wake us up, so as not to lose ourselves totally in this increasingly loud and outlandish world of social media and big data algorithms. First, here is the old tale of Water of Madness : Water of Madness* Once upon a
What's the goal of meditation? Why should one meditate anyway? For majority of us meditation is one of the most challenging or perhaps boring and pointless things to do. But, it has countless benefits. Countless, because meditation itself is not the goal, it helps us meet our goals by learning to come back to the
The New Acropolis Australia is presenting this welcome event on World Philosophy Day 2018 which this year coincides with the day Rumi's soul was ignited meeting Shams over 774 years ago (15 Nov 1244). I will be one of the presenters and would like to invite you to join us.
Listen now In conversation with author and culinary experience entrepreneur Jane Webster www.thefrenchtable.com.au Who does not want to live an inspired life? A life that despite challenges and hardships, despite the failures and setbacks, despite all the self-doubts and hesitations; is uplifting, fulfilling and meaningful.