Poems: Ocean Waves

Life has no neat finales Though people may die or fall away No situation or relationship magically In a pleasant, or troubled place stagnates Where there is only One We see individual jigsaw pieces That can lock together, fall apart, Be lost, or broken too Whereas what we are Are varying wave forms That may run … Continue reading Poems: Ocean Waves

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

Without Apology

Someone dear to me is accustomed to saying ‘Haq banta hai’ (I have the right), whenever he requests anything that could be considered an imposition. Even though I often suffered from the story of ‘I am often and easily taken advantage of’ in the past, his saying this never triggered any resistance in me. However, … Continue reading Without Apology

How To Navigate Through Significant Change

While we may prefer that our experience of the world shifts smoothly from one phase to another, in reality we often have to deal with a confusing, overwhelming and uncomfortable state of mind and being, before things start feeling more stable.  Further, as we choose a more authentic way of being, things around us also … Continue reading How To Navigate Through Significant Change

Material Wealth, Abundance And Spirituality

Abundance, like age, is a state of mind.  Too often, it is thought to be limited to the digits describing one’s material wealth.  While in fact it is the space from which one operates. Abundance here refers to the experience of ease and flow in all aspects of one’s life.  It is being anchored in … Continue reading Material Wealth, Abundance And Spirituality

Poems: 108 Words

Welcoming all there is The turbulence, the churning The turning upside down Inside out Of what 'I' thought as ‘you’ Drawing it all Into the One embrace That finally dissolves All ideas of two That restful place Where the highest crests And the lowest troughs Return The steady, quiet, potent space From which once again … Continue reading Poems: 108 Words

16 Effective Ways To Dissolve Unhappiness

Perhaps a deep rooted joy and peace does not lie in the pursuit of happiness, but in addressing the contributors to one's perception of unhappiness. Popular today are encouragements to think positive, happy and grateful thoughts. And if that comes easily and naturally, stay with that! However, there are many, myself included, who have discomfort with denying … Continue reading 16 Effective Ways To Dissolve Unhappiness

Poems: Notice The Underlying Presence

Marry the chaos with stillness. The old with the new. The known with the unknown. The distraction around and the emptiness within. The spoken and the unspoken. The tangible and the sensed. What was hoped for, and has been lost, What is waiting to be born again. Include it all. Integrate everything. The days of … Continue reading Poems: Notice The Underlying Presence

Are You Being Supportive Or Intrusive?

In playing the role of a parent, a caregiver, a supportive friend, a healer, a mentor and the like, one of the most delicate balances to achieve is that between ‘being’ and ‘doing’.  The meaning of these oft used spiritual phrases are likely best understood through personal experience. Theory cannot restrain the empathy or impulse … Continue reading Are You Being Supportive Or Intrusive?