We’ve all heard the importance of looking within, finding yourself, and being authentic to what you see. What could possibly be wrong with that? Actually, Chinese philosophers 2,000 years ago would say our emphasis on self-discovery has led us dangerously astray and constrains us. Consider the self the way that they did: there is no… Continue reading Being untrue to ourselves helps us break bad patterns.
There are many of us that need to learn to have more patience in life. But we live in a fast-paced society where everything is served to us straight away when we want it – you can find any information within seconds, get food within minutes, and you can even have pretty much anything delivered… Continue reading Have Patience With All Things, but First of All With Yourself.
The idea of possession lies at the heart of all fear, war and conflict. Instead choose the relationship of a trustee. Everything comes to us in trust, for us to use and then to set it free. The consciousness of trustee sets us free of the tension of grasping and guarding. To see ourselves as… Continue reading Trustee Consciousness
Yesterday, lying on my bed after a hectic day at office, I was planning, rather procrastinating about cooking dinner for myself. Slumber was making my eyelids heavy and the tiredness took me back to the dream world of my childhood. I picked myself up and had some fruits. Now that the cooking was off the… Continue reading Old Memories and Horrible Stories.
People spend most of their lives running after things, doing things. They forget that being comes before doing. Those who remember this secret make an effort to "be" and discover that when they stop and observe, life helps and brings whatever is needed. Learning to be is learning to be at peace. It is our… Continue reading If We kept moving, We wouldn’t have to face ourselves.
The biggest disease of the mind is over-thinking, especially too much thinking about others: What they did, what they should do, what they should have done, what they said, what you wished they had said, why they spoke at all. All of these rob the mind of its inherent serenity. Thinking too much is like… Continue reading Thinking Too Much.
She opened her eyes slowly. A ray of light drove through her eyelids raking up panic and pain. She found herself lying on the floor. Her fingers trembled. The room seemed to be locked from outside. The place had signs of a grim abandonment about it. To her right, on the floor was a plate… Continue reading In the line of fire: The really long day
Everything in our lives is chosen either consciously or unconsciously. All your choices yesterday, last year, ten years ago, have resulted in where you are today, what you do today, what you have around you today. This is hard for many people to swallow. They prefer to see life as fateful, or luckful, and therefore… Continue reading Conscious Choices.
A task left undone remains undone in two places – at the actual location of the task, and inside your head. Incomplete tasks in your head consume the energy of your attention as they gnaw at your conscience. They siphon off a little more of your personal power every time you delay. No need to… Continue reading If You start it, Finish it. ….. Or Forget it..!!
There is a voice within which occasionally gets our attention and tries to remind us of how good and beautiful we are. It calls us from a time long ago when we first arrived for our journey in and through time and space. Those first moments were filled with pure joy, pure play, pure adventure.… Continue reading Heart’s Call