I am on top of the mountain. Fairy lights are winking at me in the valley below. I imagine gentle laughter and the sound of tiny tinkling bells drifting up from them. Here I am surrounded by angels, I think! Or maybe my inner voice speaks. There are messages for me. And maybe for you. Listen.… Continue reading 4 Letter Words for Diwali!
People say that the death of a loved one is the greatest loss that can be experienced. I think losing the living is much harder. Here are some things I have learned from the losses over the years; mine as well as those of others who have trusted me enough to have shared theirs with… Continue reading 5 Lessons to Learn From Losing a Loved One
Criticism comes irrespective of whether you think it is due, deserved or unwarranted. Just by the mere act of being, we invite criticism into our professional and personal spaces. The immediate reaction to it depends a lot on how it is delivered. The accusatory brand derogates, harms, undermines and works to destroy our sense of… Continue reading On ‘Making Criticism Work’
On some days, my supply of cuss words is inadequate to meet demand. I am tempted to productively use my time researching appropriate ones that fit my current situation. And feel so overwhelmed that ‘wtf’ becomes my highest and most evolved expression of feelings, flashing in my mind with each breath, which is incidentally around… Continue reading On ‘What Goes On In My Head When You Push My Buttons…’
When I hear or read about the notion that we attain divinity like Yudhishthir of Mahabharat when we follow certain rules and laws of social conduct and spiritual evolution based on worship and dharma as taught in the social context, I am at a loss. The idea that The Divine has set out laws to keep… Continue reading On Human Divinity
A message I wrote to my mom on Mother’s Day one time reads: ‘A life lived with dignity and self-reliance; the pleasure of being of service, of giving, of caring; holding the head high and meeting challenges head-on; working to the best of my ability; finding the way around problems; maintaining integrity; speaking out boldly;… Continue reading On Mother’s Day