Are You Resisting The Situation Or A Personal Transformation?

Our suffering is directly proportional to our resistance to the way things currently stand. The troubling conclusion that no breakthrough is possible is often erroneous.  The truth is that the available options may not be palatable to us.  For the way forward may require us to change ourselves, our point of view and our habitual … Continue reading Are You Resisting The Situation Or A Personal Transformation?

What Values Do You Live By?

Values are not what we talk about. They are how we live. They determine why we make and live the choices we eventually do. Quite often, we don’t live what we advocate. We may express certain preferences and ethics in our self-talk and external debates. But when it comes to walking the talk, these may … Continue reading What Values Do You Live By?

How Are You Affecting Others? – 16 Things You May Want To Stop Doing

‘Tools For Empaths’ is the most highly viewed and shared post on my blog. It seems that many of us(myself included) often feel that we are at the effect of other’s energies. However, nothing is a constant and nobody is one thing all the time. It is only fair to examine the other side of … Continue reading How Are You Affecting Others? – 16 Things You May Want To Stop Doing

Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?

"I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you." Roy Croft's incredibly beautiful and profound poem goes on to describe one of the most loving and honest ways of relating that one can imagine. Love in itself requires no particular guidelines or conditions to exist.  … Continue reading Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?

5th Blog Anniversary – List of Select Posts

Today is the fifth anniversary of this blog, which I started writing on Sameer’s 6th death anniversary. In my first post, "Light House", describing a mysterious happening after his passing, I wrote: “Death is an unarguable inevitability.  And there will  be questions and emotions when a loved one moves on.  However, those who stay behind … Continue reading 5th Blog Anniversary – List of Select Posts

Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.

I was seated at an old wooden table, in one of the proverbial, European open, road-side cafes. The evening was now dark, chilly and breezy, with persistent, musical sounding rain. Equipped with only a light jacket, I was happy for this warm, sheltered space. My apartment was at least a thirty-minute walk across the windy … Continue reading Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.

Playing The Game of Life

Creating an oasis of inner peace can be hard work.  Actively interacting with a chaotic outer world often threatens to undo all that has been accomplished. Consequently, we may begin to minimize engagement with our environment. As a conscious, unafraid preference, this is unremarkable. However, if it arises from a fear-based avoidance, sense of inability, … Continue reading Playing The Game of Life

16 Clearing Statements To Address The Self-Sabotage Of ‘Inevitability’

Do you find yourself restraining your enthusiasm and aspirations?  Are you half hearted in your efforts or commitments? Or does a voice at the back of your head constantly caution you to brace yourself against fear, disappointment or failure? Does it seem like you are going around in circles, playing the same record again and … Continue reading 16 Clearing Statements To Address The Self-Sabotage Of ‘Inevitability’

Poems: Heart Light

Below layers of anger Feigned indifference, Deeper, under bandages That became thick walls, Seemingly permanent skins Remain grief, sorrow, hurt. Wounds, some still bleeding. But beyond that Tremulously survives Raw vulnerability Rarely allowed, or seen Not the fearful end of things: Only a translucent cover, Pure, sheer light Successfully veiling. Unwrap slowly Layer after layer … Continue reading Poems: Heart Light

On Fleeing From Our Personal Monsters

There are two ways to argue with reality.  One way is to wish that someone or something else were present instead of who or whatever is. That's the one we tend to consciously ruminate over. The one that fuels our hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Drives us to positive thinking, visualizations and manifestation attempts.  Well used, … Continue reading On Fleeing From Our Personal Monsters