It may be the season to be jolly. But it is also very much the season of FOMO pangs."Keeping up with the Jones" has been a phrase that has been around for many years. However, in recent years we have now gained an unprecedented access to witnessing highlights of others' lives. I say highlights because … Continue reading Is FOMO Running Your Life?
When we remember That death could be round the corner Conflicts fade away. Love becomes more important. Forgiveness and apology Come easier and are more urgent, The chaff quickly separates from the grain. When we remember That life could yet be long Whatever is ongoing may extend Then our backbone straightens Our silence learns to … Continue reading Poems: When We Remember
We blink in and out of existence Ephemeral and unreal. How one shows up can change Every moment, fresh and malleable. Like the dance of shadows Cast by playful fingers Filtering clear sight Becoming a rabbit, or eagle Just as easily. With each breath We decide. Whether to be trapped As a singular … Continue reading Poems: Light And Shadows
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?
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
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
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?
Love is unconditional. It has no beginning, nor end. It cannot be switched on or off Much as one may pretend. Relationships are a different thing There is a ‘you’, and ‘me’, and a ‘we’ there Either bridges are built together, Then sustained with attentive care, Or to neglected ruin they fall Unable to accommodate … Continue reading Poems: Bridging The Illusory Divide
“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
What is at the bottom of the discontent and restlessness that so many of us are grappling with today? We imagine that we are not good enough, or do not have enough because of the absence of some person, object or circumstance. In reality, we have it backwards. Everything that is wistfully parked in the future … Continue reading Are You Singing Your Own Song Or Dancing To Another Tune?