Like many stories you may have come across, mine starts with an unresolved past issue. For me, it was the usual teenage angst and uncertainty. I didn’t know what I was doing; I felt lost in this world and, typically, looked for reassurance in other people and things. Frequently, when we play around we fail to understand that what we…… 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.
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.
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.
My introduction to spirituality was a very ordinary event, as I started meditation on my uncle’s insistence at the age of 18. The seeds of spirituality were sown, but it took some time to germinate. I only realized the need for it when I was preparing for the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exams, as well as going through the…… Read More.
I have worked in Child Protection for more than twenty-five years. What I have observed is this: at 60 I am neither hardened nor burnt out, but more and more able to feel, be open and find enthusiasm in my work. While acknowledging that age and experience, emotional maturity, increasing skills, training and study have all contributed to this freshness,…… Read More.
I am 60 years old this year, a mother of two, grandmother of four, and I meditate! In retrospect, how I arrived here has been quite simply a process of distillation. So you can understand what I mean, let me share the unravelling of my life to date. Coming from the highlands of Scotland, where all the whiskey is made,…… Read More.
I began meditating at the age of 16 in 1993 in South Africa. I wasn’t looking for a lifelong path – who is at that age? – just something that could offer a deeper perspective to life’s challenges. You see, often we don’t realize our inner needs, because we are taught that development means the pursuit of wealth, outer growth…… Read More.
From the perspective of Sanjay Sehgal I was born in New Delhi, growing up in a large family. It was my grandfather who first helped spark my interest in business. I pursued computer science and earned my bachelor’s in India. It was the early days of computer technology, so I came here to the U.S. to take it to the…… Read More.
How do you put into words the intense experience of living on a train for an entire fortnight along with more than 500 other people – all strangers on day 1 and family on day 15? How do you describe the beauty of welcoming the New Year in a totally unfamiliar place somewhere in Jharkhand or Bihar? It’s difficult for…… Read More.
Like many others, life has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I have had my share of ups and downs. But, I believe this is how it should be, as they teach you life lessons that come in handy in the direst of circumstances. As the famous industrialist, Ratan Tata, once said, “Ups and downs in life are very important…… Read More.