I have tried different types of meditations i.e. focusing on breath, focusing on a point of light, five senses meditation and the one that I have been able to stick to on a daily basis is a vedic mantra based meditation taught by Deborah King. From what I know even Transcendental Meditation uses the same… Continue reading 7 Simple benefits of Meditation
In the past few years my interests have led me to dig up some info on psychology in the Western world and corresponding work in the realm of Eastern wisdom. In this blog I am drawing parallels between two Western Psychological models of understanding why we do what we do with the Eastern wisdom namely… Continue reading Parallels between Vedic Wisdom and Western Psychology
It is often when we are alone that our faith gets stronger It is often when we are alone that our fears crawl out into the open It is often when we are alone that we are silent It is often when we are alone that we do take a deep listen. Being by… Continue reading Solitude
I do not know what is it about air travel or travel in general and the flow of thoughts combined with the urge to pen them down. It’s almost like an irresistible urge. Something very similar to when you just have to go to the bathroom and can’t control your pee any longerJ Wonder if… Continue reading Cruising the skies or waiting in the Hangar?
My tryst with spiritual contemplation and exploration began with the questions: Why do I exist? Why am I here? Most of us have struggled with these existential questions at some point of time in our lives. Some of us chose to ignore it and agreed to bury it deep down inside forever. One way or… Continue reading Spiritual & Worldly..The Dichotomy.
My typical drive to work wasn’t as typical today. I left home knowing that I was running late ( well..coz I woke up late). I was driving on my normal route which had regular traffic as you would expect in a busy Chicago suburb. While passing through one of the intersections and singing along with… Continue reading Dead wild goose
Being born in India where Hindus constitutes majority of the population, rituals were a common occurrence around me. I grew up with different ceremonies and rituals being performed at different times of the year. When you grow up with something you don’t always appreciate it and that’s exactly what happened with me. I was fascinated… Continue reading Creating your own Ritual-fuel your intentionality
Yesterday was a beautiful spring day in Chicago with bright sunshine and a cool breeze. A stop light made me pause and look at the sky while I was driving. I observed the clouds floating around in the sky. The sky being ever present and allowing the clouds to wander around, there was an engaging… Continue reading Passing Clouds-Pain & Pleasure
Being still does not mean you are stagnant. When you are separated from external activity, through an illness, job loss etc, it is not a punishment. Embrace it as a time for renewal and healing. Winter is nature’s time to lie low and renew. Everyone one of us lives through different seasons in… Continue reading The Wisdom in Stillness