My experiences from the isha shoonya course – you come back not just with a practice but with a new way of looking at life itselfRead More An emptiness that’s fulfilling – my experience with the isha shoonya program
“Why do you read the Bhagavadgita Gita often?” I share my perspectives on what it does for me…Read More Why read the Bhagavadgita Gita?
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
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!
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
The ancients had a formula to help us stay happy and less anxious – no matter what situation we were in. Lets learn from them!Read More How to stay happy all the time (or at least be less anxious)!
Why do we go to a temple? *To pray of course. *Everytime? *Yes. Well maybe there are other answers too… a. I go for finding a sense of peace. Unadulterated, spacious calm – it soothes me. b. I go because it’s the right thing to do. The scriptures ordain it. I promised my grandma I’d go! […]Read More A musing on why we visit temples….