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

11 Crisp Reminders To Help With Difficult Situations

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

Colourful Tools To Uplift Your Spirits

Just as intellectual inquiry appeals at one time, simplicity appeals at another. Also, transformation now seems easier and faster than it has ever been before. Art, the use of color, poetry, movement, and music can be particularly helpful, therapeutic and uplifting. These also provide many ways in which we can create simple anchors, that serve as catalysts … Continue reading Colourful Tools To Uplift Your Spirits

What If Life Is Working For You And Not Against You?

We are hardwired and habituated to giving attention to data that matches our beliefs.  The stress of cognitive dissonance, or finding information contradictory to our beliefs, leads us to dismiss or neglect information that challenges our belief systems. Our survival instincts also tend to heighten the importance we give to our adverse experiences.  So unknowingly, … Continue reading What If Life Is Working For You And Not Against You?

Preparing For The New (Year)

The freshness of the coming year is heralded well before its dawn. Transitions are rarely cataclysmic, overnight changes like the celebration of a 31st night would have us believe. More often, there are gradual shifts towards a tipping point, followed by an adjustment period of recalibration to a newer way of being. So for those of … Continue reading Preparing For The New (Year)

“I must be happy. All the time.” – Is That True?

This post may disturb those inclined towards compulsive positive thinking.  But it is likely to provide much needed relief to those who feel stretched and pressured by this kind of an expectation.  For myself, I have found that calling a spade a spade (and a rose a rose!) brings immense ease.  So much of our … Continue reading “I must be happy. All the time.” – Is That True?

9 Clearing Statements To Address The Fear Of Uncertainty

How much more energy would become available to you if you were to become comfortable with not knowing?   How much more ease and flow would be yours if you could navigate times of uncertainty with patience and grace? Most of us have a deep desire for control. Deliberately, or otherwise, we attempt to anticipate … Continue reading 9 Clearing Statements To Address The Fear Of Uncertainty

A Powerful Centering Tool

“All the ways in which you are choosing Shallow over Meaningful Pretence over Authenticity Conformity over Creativity Habit over Presence Denial over Awareness Repression over Expression Approval over Self-acceptance Incompletion over Wholeness Fear over Love Past over Present Fantasy over Reality Stagnation over Change Familiarity over Flow Resignation over Acceptance Seeking over Remembering Procrastinating over … Continue reading A Powerful Centering Tool

Are You An Earth Sensitive? and Why You Need to Know

It takes only about 5 minutes of news to make the most resilient of us feel exhausted and dismayed.  Current world events, weather disruptions and mishaps seem to be growing in frequency and scale.  While some articles describing the traits of Empaths and Highly Sensitive Persons have been doing the rounds, there is relatively less information … Continue reading Are You An Earth Sensitive? and Why You Need to Know

Missing Something That’s Right Under Your Nose?

Lighting a lamp and an incense stick at dusk is a ritual practised in many Indian households.  Pune is no exception.  As I walked along the garden track in yesterday's dimming light, a strong fragrance of Nag Champa wafted my way.  More used to paying attention to the earthy smell of the ground and leaves, … Continue reading Missing Something That’s Right Under Your Nose?