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.
(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
If you are one of the many people who really wishes to give meditation a go but finds sitting meditation really difficult, why not try walking meditation? In fact, walking meditation can help with two of the five pillars of brain health which neuroscientists recommend (see 5 Factors to Boost Brain Health). Because it combines exercise and stress reduction through mindfulness in one activity. Particularly during the holiday season, you can take a walk down the beach, in the park, or go bush walking mindfully.
I am giving a joint presentation on Sunday 4th June with the following details. This is a complimentary event sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre. It is part of a series of programs to raise community awareness on family violence.
[Last updated September 2022]With Christmas and the New Year around the corner, there will be a peak in activities; including end of year work gatherings, family reunions, travelling, and so on. This time of the year usually shakes us out of our comfort zone and our daily routines. For some of us, this could mean
Happiness? Who doesn't want to be happy? Well here are few simple instructions that can serve you as your Personal Happiness Machine, with perpetual batteries included :) Yes, perpetual because you don't need an external energy source. I don't blame you for being skeptic, but why not give it a go and check it out for
For many people their daily car commute to work, school or other places is a major source of stress. There is not much we can do with the ever increasing traffic jams and "bad drivers"! We can however learn to drive mindfully with less judgement and more acceptance. This will help reduce stress, boost our
Live "In" the Moment; Not "For" the Moment We can seek happiness and strive to live a happy life for example by the motto “live for the moment”. But we all know that the next downturn is just around the corner. However, if we let go of seeking
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”.