With a nip in the air, as woolens come out and Christmas trees are lit, the infectious aura of the festive season is felt by one and all. A sense of togetherness and brotherhood prevails as people around the world celebrate, in whatever capacity, the last month of 2020. I sat down to reflect on the year that is ending…… Read More.
What does life have in store for us? We will never know until it is revealed, and this counts towards its beauty. To live our life to the fullest in the present is a way to keep ourselves sane. “People and relationships are hard to handle” is the prevailing illusion. I wish to share with you my experience of what…… Read More.
One should never underestimate what a productive day can do to our mindset. When we’ve had one of these and ticked everything off our ‘to-do’ list, we yearn to find ways to replicate it. After all, who does not like to feel accomplished and satisfied? I recently had an extremely productive day, and that gave me the motivation to go…… Read More.
When one hears the word, “pandemic”, one is gripped with fear. One worries about the safety of their loved ones, unaccomplished deeds and maybe even their own self until one day one realizes that life and death were never in their hands. And yet one continues to go to bed with plans for the next day, a reflection of a…… Read More.
Are you the sort of person who likes to plan down to every snippet of their day only to realize that your day has made plans for you? Welcome to the club! My safety net is a bullet journal. Keeping track of habits, budget, daily tasks, reading lists, movie lists, etc. everything is penned down in this notebook. I…… Read More.
Staying indoors for the past few months finally gave me time to solve a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle. There were simple lessons waiting to unfold. No one has an idea of the bigger picture and what it looks like. But because you know it’s a jigsaw puzzle and all the pieces are meant to fit, you’ll keep trying to solve the…… Read More.
What is the right age to begin meditation? Why does meditation as a hobby become a point of worry for the society? At the age of 15, I came across Heartfulness Meditation. I conveyed this interest towards meditation to my parents but to my disappointment, they didn’t support as I had hoped. Instead, they were a little bothered; thinking I…… Read More.
I have been in education for over fifteen years, mostly working with teenagers. Teenage years are synonymous with peer pressure, complicated further with identity crises; added to that is the pressure to study and perform well, technological distractions and parental expectations. This is also the time when parents start experiencing unfamiliar distancing from their growing child. Suddenly, the warmth and…… Read More.
Once I fell sick with a severe headache and naturally, I referred to the Google ‘doctor’ – to my horror all my symptoms pointed to one thing, a brain tumor. Even after multiple check-ups and assurances from doctors declaring that it’s only a sinus problem, my anxiety didn’t go away. I wondered why my mind loved to get carried away…… Read More.
Covid-19 has pushed us into the four walls of our own home. Festivities and events have either been postponed or are carried out privately with limited guests. While technology has helped us come closer to share the joy virtually, it is equally painful that it doesn’t give us the opportunity to pay our final respects when our dear ones depart.…… Read More.
What is fear? Fear can be explained as an unpleasant psychological feeling that is caused by some real or imagined danger. There could be the fear of facing people, losing a special one, doing badly in exams, losing your job, or the fear of any uncertainty. It results in the uneasiness of the mind, which disturbs our entire system. The…… Read More.
Heartfulness meditation came into my life on August 13, 2017 following a philosophical discussion when one of my office colleagues suggested to me to give it a try. There were some questions and answers exchanged on wisdom and he mentioned the Heartfulness system. It was a coincidence that I had three days off from my office – Sunday and Independence…… Read More.