Clearings To Help Declutter And Stop Hoarding

Few amongst us have not struggled with 'letting go'. Though it be the natural order of things, whether it be people, beliefs, emotions, recurring thoughts or simply objects - many of us have a hard time in allowing things to come and go. At the request of a client, I am writing this post specifically … Continue reading Clearings To Help Declutter And Stop Hoarding

What Does Surrender Mean To You?

When faced with a trying situation, ‘surrender’ is a common enough piece of spiritual advise that we give to ourselves or others. However, unless we have clarity on what this means to us, there is a danger of it being reduced to a meaningless cliche or a means of running from that which is inviting our … Continue reading What Does Surrender Mean To You?

Poems: Light And Shadows

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

What Values Do You Live By?

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?

How Are You Affecting Others? – 16 Things You May Want To Stop Doing

‘Tools For Empaths’ is the most highly viewed and shared post on my blog. It seems that many of us(myself included) often feel that we are at the effect of other’s energies. However, nothing is a constant and nobody is one thing all the time. It is only fair to examine the other side of … Continue reading How Are You Affecting Others? – 16 Things You May Want To Stop Doing

Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?

"I love you, Not only for what you are, But for what I am When I am with you." Roy Croft's incredibly beautiful and profound poem goes on to describe one of the most loving and honest ways of relating that one can imagine. Love in itself requires no particular guidelines or conditions to exist.  … Continue reading Who Do You Become In Your Closest Relationships?

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

Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.

I was seated at an old wooden table, in one of the proverbial, European open, road-side cafes. The evening was now dark, chilly and breezy, with persistent, musical sounding rain. Equipped with only a light jacket, I was happy for this warm, sheltered space. My apartment was at least a thirty-minute walk across the windy … Continue reading Don’t Let The Language Barrier Keep You Home.

Playing The Game of Life

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

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