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
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.
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
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’
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
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
Sometimes the urgency and overwhelm of a situation can make us forget what seems obvious to us in our saner moments. Here is a short list to help retain a more measured perspective during such challenging times. 1. Centre Yourself. Disentangle from past experience, future projections and other matters currently on hand. Become fully present. … Continue reading 11 Crisp Reminders To Help With Difficult Situations