(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
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”.
Did you know true happiness cannot be achieved by having something or doing something? It is not the result of figuring things out or knowing how things are either. It is neither about going somewhere or being someone. Actually it surfaces as a result of gaining insight into what is not, how things are not, who
A deceptively simple practice with incredible benefits. We are born freely inhabiting our bodies; but somehow we forget this as we grow up and begin inhibiting ourselves. I owe the inspiration for writing this post to a dear client who accidentally mistyped "inhibit" as "inhabit"; or was it a so called "Freudian slip" on her
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
In the spirit of the World Cup, which I have been enjoying so much lately (still am), here are some reflections on Lionel Messi’s magic. Time and again I’m amazed by Messi’s magic on the field which is on display with a unique blend of genius, quietness, serenity and economy. He is obviously an enormously gifted player but his success must have other ingredients too. And no it’s not simply hard work and preparation either. So naturally, I got curious about his off the field practices and came across a number article mentioning that Messi practices meditation.
"Whether you work full-time or part-time or stay at home with your kids, life can feel so busy these days. It can seem like there are a million things to do and as if you are constantly running to get everything done. You might also feel like you are always thinking about and taking care