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.
I love simplicity. In my early childhood, I decided that I wanted to live a modest and simple life, eat healthily and be in tune with nature. My daily route to school took me past a slaughterhouse, and once I made the connection to the meat on my plate it no longer seemed right to ingest it. Since then, from…… Read More.
Jim Rohn once said, “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” With any opportunity, we get motivated. We get inspired. We are now part of the big motivation wave. The fear of the old habit kicking back in is lurking in the background. This must be overcome. It can be overcome only by taking advantage…… Read More.
Until about a year ago, I was working the corporate 9 to 5 and simultaneously fighting a losing battle with extreme anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse. I was lost in the dark with no hope of finding the light and still l continued to ignore the power that was within me, despite the many signs telling me to tune…… Read More.
The word compassion takes me back to my childhood days and my grandparents who were the very embodiment of this expression. They had no money and lived a very simple life, but this never stopped them from helping anyone in need irrespective of caste, color or religion that were some of the dividing factors in their village. Their pure-heartedness meant…… Read More.
For as long as I can remember, the big questions of life have dominated my thoughts – who am I, where do I come from, where am I going? Being a rational person, I turned to the brain for all the answers. Studying cognitive neuroscience made it all seem so logical; everything could be explained just by looking at how…… Read More.
Meditation Rememorari It’s an early March morning and a small group of us have been meditating on the porch for a little while. Has it been five minutes, ten, twenty? Like a leaf submerged in a pond that gently floats back to the surface, my consciousness hovers between stillness and sensory awareness. I can feel a soft breeze, alternating between…… Read More.
What Exactly is Compassion? ‘Compassion’ is a word often used in matters of spirituality and personal development. It’s a critical concept, both for working toward self-growth and for achieving world peace. However, what would you say is the full meaning of compassion? For me, compassion has three components – the intentions behind our actions, the need to include everyone equally,…… Read More.