Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to connect with two very different leaders – a corporate coach and a spiritual teacher. Both of them were expounding on a common topic – how to more “self aware” and in the processes deepening empathy (ability to put oneself in others shoes). The self […]Read More Self Awareness – perspectives from a corporate coach and a spiritual teacher
Why do we often make the wrong decisions? I came across an incredible insight from contemplating on a few messages in the Gita recently – it talks about the two powerful approaches we all have for connecting/ making decisions. The first is using discriminatory intelligence (buddhi in sanskrit) where we use our reasoning power to […]Read More Better Decision making – The Gita and Proust to our rescue!
It’s a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigous). How do we survive here? I guess the best answers will come from other times that were even more VUCA than this. For instance let’s travel back to the times of the “Gita” which is a dialogue occurring in a battlefield with both sides having weapons […]Read More Success in a VUCA world – ancient wisdom
When we meet a vastness that we cannot fathom, we are drawn into a different space. This space is inclusive – and we realise – indeed feel – ourselves to be part of something that is larger than us. This is why I believe sitting by the beach and watching the sun set or gazing […]Read More A walk around a mountain
My experiments with #mindfulness and some early results…Read More The mindfulness experiments – 1
A friend came back disillusioned after having tried a meditation technique for a few weeks. “The organization had statistics to prove how beneficial the course was. I even had friends who took the course and now swear by it. Why does it just not work for me – I swear I followed the instructions to […]Read More ‘True’ and ‘true for me’ – two different things…
It’s been a long while since my last post here. Why is that? I don’t know. I guess there are seasons when you are prolific, and then seasons when you are prolific – but at something else. You read, you reflect and you rest during those periods and the 3rs help you gain much-needed perspective […]Read More Read, Reflect, Rest – The 3 magical Rs!
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is a book you will treasure – its like a wise(and witty) companion who walks by your side and points things out. And you begin to see the world in a new light – new understanding, new […]Read More A #BookReview of Originals by Adam Grant
I feel we need the comfort food offered by religion more than ever today – and here’s why.Read More Why we need the comfort food of religion and tribes more than ever today
The dawn fills me with joy – and here’s why…Read More An ode to the dawn
A review of ZATM, a book that takes you on a journey into the metaphysics of quality and transform your view of the world – for the better!Read More ZATM by Robert Pirsig – a review
A solid thriller by a debut author.Read More I am Pilgrim – Book review