"The test of a first-rate intelligence,” said writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Those on the path of self-inquiry often grapple with reconciling concepts of nonduality('not-two'/advaita) with the experience of individuality. Study of various religious and … Continue reading Notes For The Highly Sensitive Empath
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?
Below layers of anger Feigned indifference, Deeper, under bandages That became thick walls, Seemingly permanent skins Remain grief, sorrow, hurt. Wounds, some still bleeding. But beyond that Tremulously survives Raw vulnerability Rarely allowed, or seen Not the fearful end of things: Only a translucent cover, Pure, sheer light Successfully veiling. Unwrap slowly Layer after layer … Continue reading Poems: Heart Light
Welcoming all there is The turbulence, the churning The turning upside down Inside out Of what 'I' thought as ‘you’ Drawing it all Into the One embrace That finally dissolves All ideas of two That restful place Where the highest crests And the lowest troughs Return The steady, quiet, potent space From which once again … Continue reading Poems: 108 Words
If there is anyone who can hold up a mirror and make you laugh at that which you may have so far been turning a blind eye to, it is my friends GD and Aalif Surti. GD's inimitable, witty way of pointing to profound wisdom (and difficult truths) is artfully captured by his articulate brother, … Continue reading The 11 Commandments Of The New-Age-Ego (In A Nutshell)
The freshness of the coming year is heralded well before its dawn. Transitions are rarely cataclysmic, overnight changes like the celebration of a 31st night would have us believe. More often, there are gradual shifts towards a tipping point, followed by an adjustment period of recalibration to a newer way of being. So for those of … Continue reading Preparing For The New (Year)
I channeled this for someone very dear to me some days back. I shared it on FB earlier and the response there prompted me to record it here for easy and frequent retrieval. For all the times I pretended to trust god, but I didn't, For all the ways in which I kidded myself For … Continue reading A Prayer To Restore Faith