I have devoured books from an early age. However, there has been a significantly different quality to the reading experience in recent times. I may not be able to express it in so many words, but I feel I must make the attempt. Time seems to slow down. The gaps between the words seem more … Continue reading Reading Between the Lines
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
Stress, overwhelm, exhaustion, helplessness and hopelessness - all shut us down and close us off to new possibilities. We feel stuck in this state and nothing seems to help. This 15 minutes guided meditation has been designed to shift you out of such a state. It helps you return to a harmonious, balanced space, where … Continue reading The ‘New Beginnings’ Daily Meditation – Available for Download Now!
If you think Facebook is a waste of time, think again. Your engagement with any environment is determined by the level of consciousness that you bring to it. My news feed has been carefully pruned to display posts of a nature that interest me and I believe are supportive to evolution and growth. In my … Continue reading Everyday Revelations
If your kindness has left you feeling foolish, any generosity has been taken advantage of, or your vulnerability has been used against you, you may wonder what you are doing in this world. You may suspect 'others' are right in their assessment of your 'impractical', 'out-of-touch with reality', 'naive' and 'gullible' nature. Worse of all, … Continue reading Against the Grain
Are there people who have shaped your fundamental beliefs, comforted you in times of pain, given you hope when there was none and yet, you have never met them, spoken to them or directly heard from them? I have many such influential people in my life and most of them are the authors of cherished … Continue reading The time to say Thank You is now
Not all stories have a neat ending. Not all the loose ends are satisfactorily tied up and a happy conclusion reached. But nevertheless, there are lessons to be learned and moments to be celebrated in the thick midst of the chaotic, often unpredictable events of life. During my many hours outside the dialysis unit of … Continue reading At peace, here and now.
Ever had thoughts and feelings that you wish you had the courage to express, but didn't? Were you too afraid that you wouldn't be heard or wouldn't be understood? Or was the relationship too precious to risk "rocking the boat"? I do not refer to an emotionally charged outburst, or any insensitive discourse. What I … Continue reading Speak Up
An inner landscape artist. Is there such a term? Because I get flummoxed when I have to describe what I do. Author, facilitator, life coach, healer – these are some of the terms I use lightly. To try and keep it brief. But the truth is that I do little other than tending to my … Continue reading Inner Landscapes
“But he has completed his work!” Pacing around with her cellphone stuck to her ear, Shalini was exhausted. She weakly concluded the call. “There is nothing more I can say. Your conscience will speak up some day. God help you to live with your self.” Neha rushed up to hug her. Mother and daughter quietly … Continue reading Really Short Stories: Saving Grace