(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
'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
When I read the shocking news of this horrific senseless attack on American surgeon Dr Edmund Pribitkin and his teenage son Edik in Melbourne, I felt sad, angry, baffled and ashamed; but most significantly I felt touched by the victim's heart of gold and his capacity to forgive. Firstly on behalf of all Melbournians,
It was in the news recently that an advice on a note written by Albert Einstein describing his theory of happiness has sold for US$1.56 million at a Jerusalem auction. See here or here. And what did the note read? “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” -Einstein
Judgment is not necessarily always harmful. Is judgement helpful or harmful?“Don’t judge me!” could be both a powerful liberating statement and a misguided one creating misunderstanding and separation. Have you ever wondered what judgement actually is? If it is just harmful, then how can we know good from bad and legitimately express our preferences in life and in our relationships? Many of us have a conflicting or ambivalent understanding of judgement. I believe that gaining a clearer understanding of judgment can be extremely helpful and empowering in our relationship with ourselves and with others.
At the core of my work with clients is to help them transform their attitude towards life and to reorient their identity. This new attitude and reorientation work is referred to as self knowing (Know thyself) which is the cornerstone of Universal Timeless Wisdom.
How to "Steal yourself back" From an interview with award winning author, Alice Walker, on The Importance of Being True to Yourself It is that time of the year when many people make their New Year's Resolutions and unfortunately most also break them sooner or later. So I thought I
The Jesus within - let the pains lead you to your true self Enjoy the festive season, but do not despair if the fun does not last, welcome it.Should you at some stage feel emptiness, face those "so what" moments, or suffer existential pains; do not despair. Do not ignore your experience either and do
"On one occasion, Turnbull found himself in an Adelaide pub drinking beer with a group of workers from the Australian Submarine Corporation. Abbott, the workers told him, was an idiot. Of course he isn't, Turnbull replied. The man is a Rhodes Scholar with a degree in economics from Oxford University. He's actually very bright. The