I am in the process of reading 'Ishmael', by Daniel Quinn. So far, the book is an engaging, thought-provoking read. Like Byron Katie's 'The Work', it invites one to break down the fundamental pieces of the world vision we have bought into, and question the veracity of these parts. These examined parts can then be reassembled … Continue reading Creating A New Personal Paradigm.
Embracing Change (EFT Script)
One of my readers wrote in requesting for an EFT script to cope with change. So before I share the script I wrote in response to that request, I felt it relevant to share one my recent poems from FB here: Sometimes we pretend to ourselves That we are waiting for someone or something That … Continue reading Embracing Change (EFT Script)
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
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
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
Unpeeling Our Labels
When we call a dog a 'dog', there is an implicit expectation that we are both in agreement with who/what a dog is. But this is an incomplete communication of what a ‘dog’ means to each person in the conversation. For example, for one - it is immediately associated with a soul friend, for another … Continue reading Unpeeling Our Labels
11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability
If you are the kind that needs research to validate what common sense and your heart will tell you easily enough, then you may want to listen to Brene Brown's brilliant TED talk, 'The Power of Vulnerability'. Her research from hundreds of interviews led her to a breakdown and she went to her therapist and … Continue reading 11 Ways to Be Present to Another’s Vulnerability
Why I am wary of seeking ‘instant manifestation’.
"A time there is to plant, And sow; another time to pluck and reap." ~ Ecclesiastes 3:2 In a world that desperately seeks instant gratification, patience is a difficult word to digest. From so many directions, we are bombarded with ideas of 'intention' and 'manifestation', that few of us pause to consider the appropriateness of our … Continue reading Why I am wary of seeking ‘instant manifestation’.
Lifelines – and why we cut them off.
Three questions: First Question: Are you aware of what nourishes you? It may be soaking in warm silence with a loved one. Or laughing for no reason with a child. Perhaps honoring a calling like painting, or singing, writing or creating in some manner. Maybe its simply walking on the beach or watching a sunset. Or seeing a … Continue reading Lifelines – and why we cut them off.
Key Lies in Seeing The Root of Things
Based upon case experience, I am suggesting below a model of inquiry that may help you realize and release core limiting beliefs about yourself. Consider this: As a child you were promised an outing by your cousin. But at the last minute you were told it is cancelled. You feel let down and disappointed, sorry … Continue reading Key Lies in Seeing The Root of Things