Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be overwhelmingly dismayed by its Killing Fields. Or, we can pay close attention to the whole and learn some invaluable lessons. Humans are capable of outstanding creativity … Continue reading Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.
Sometimes, Even the land and waters forget, As do the trees. Soak them in enough blood Violate mercilessly, Leaving no time to mend, to heal... Do it long enough And you can confuse them. (Though even then, Far less than us Deranged they be.) Nevertheless, Not themselves for sure. Ragged, disconnected, incomplete. Buying into our … Continue reading Poems: Restoration Of Peace
Suffering, says Shinzen Young(a Buddhist teacher), is our pain multiplied by our resistance to the same. I feel this to be true. In Facing the Storms, I gave diverse examples of the benefits of stepping into uncomfortable feelings. With this post, I invite you to not only turn and meet the pain head on - … Continue reading From Suffering To Lightness – An EFT Script For Pain
In Colourful Tools To Uplift Your Spirits, I shared suggestions on how to design and use visual cues in a way that can quickly and easily help elevate one's mood. This is another offering to add to that collection. You can use this image as a screensaver, wallpaper or poster. You may get specific insights … Continue reading Raising Your Vibe
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
Healing is a return to wholeness, an experiential understanding of our expansive nature. To become one with this present moment, without any resistance, can be a deeply restorative process. Here is a simple, effective and powerful energy exercise that can bring you immense peace and lightness in less than a couple of minutes. Do keep … Continue reading A 5 Minute Exercise To Reclaim Peace
Home. Such a precious word. Describing far more than a place. It is all the times and spaces You are at ease, safe. Where all blindfolds have been removed, Protective Kevlar set aside, Chuckles gurgle past the lips And tears need not hide Where fingers snap and feet tap To the beat of silent songs … Continue reading Poems: Homecoming
I am the guardian Of that part of you Which melts in sunshine Celebrates rain Burns in fire Bows, to the earth, And to the breath That all of life sustain The part that understands The whispers of the trees That hidden self which knows The language of birds, animals and bees I am the … Continue reading Poems: I Am Present
If you are an urban dweller with little exposure to the wilderness, most likely you will jump out of your own skin. In fact, I suspect many readers won't be able to make it past this headline. Seeing a large, orange frog clinging to the walls is disorienting to say the least. The protected species … Continue reading What Would You Do If You Found Frogs On Your Wall?