What’ and ‘if’ are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if? -From Letters to Juliet (2010) As humans we’ve all had situations where we wonder, “If I had just worked a little harder, said…… Read More.
A friend recently commented that most people living in cities are between one of three things – between jobs, apartments or relationships. This might not be true for everyone, but my experience is that things seem to be unpredictable and in constant flux for most of us. Everyone seems to be grappling for some sense of security, be it in…… Read More.
Whenever I say this at home, everyone laughs, especially when I can’t remember what it is that I forgot. My wife jokes, “Tomorrow, you will forget me too!”, and we banter about my various bouts of forgetfulness in the past. Nowadays, it is justified as being natural for my age, however, she often reminds me of the time when we…… Read More.
“Meditation brings me in, Yoga brings me out.” At least, that is what I knew at age 10. My parents, who were Christians, were also involved in Transcendental Meditation, Zen, and Buddhism. Both did Yoga and encouraged me to learn. I would go to Yoga class with my Sunday school teacher and learn sun salutations, finally resting in the corpse…… Read More.
Tips for a Deep refreshing Sleep Meditation Good quality sleep is essential for well-being. We spend almost a third of our life sleeping. Despite an adequate environment, many people today suffer from a lack of deep refreshing sleep. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Sleep deprivation has been associated with daytime…… Read More.
In the present moment in time, it can feel as if we are spinning in the chaos of rapid change, change in terms of economics, socio-political, and technological change. The advances in technology feel the most tangible, as we connect and re-connect again through, with our devices, our iPads, laptops, smart phones – always ‘switched on’, or are we really?…… Read More.
Many of you will have read Stephen Covey’s iconic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It started a trend and defined a new direction for businesses and self-help platforms, it was simple and easy to understand, and it resonated with the needs of the modern workplace. What was so important about this book? Covey presented an approach to…… Read More.
Wish you all a very happy new-year. It feels like 2017 just began and it is already ending, yielding to 2018. We all know happiness is an inner state of being. We can acquire this state by a practice of strengthening our mind, body and spirit. When we look at a human being we are a complex piece of nature.…… Read More.
Peace of mind, peace and quiet, war and peace, Individual peace, world peace, are all related to the many facets of the peace on earth which was sought after even at the time of the birth of Jesus Christ, 2,016 years ago. Jesus was born and the angels rejoiced: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good…… Read More.
The word “belief” is defined in the dictionary as “confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptive to rigorous proof.”[i] But this word can be broken down into two separate terms: “be” and “lief.” “To be” simply means to exist or to live. The word “lief” originates from an Indo-European word “leubh,” which means love. The combined…… Read More.
All efforts in our everyday lives are directed towards fulfilling an incessant flow of demands. Meeting life’s expectations fuels our sense of accomplishment. But more often than not, our worldly experiences – however trifling or significant – tend to entangle us into a spiral of chaos and fatigue, all the while setting off feelings of entrapment. When caught in that…… Read More.
I feel like I’ve been waiting for this my whole life. I spent the first quarter century of my life a bit frustrated why the deep truths I felt seemed so hard to reconcile to my daily experience – and completely baffled why my peers weren’t ecstatically enthusiastic about learning spiritually. I grew up in a spiritual family and explored…… Read More.