In a mindfulness class today, I discussed gratitude with a group of 16-19 year olds. We talked about how the more we start noting down the things we are grateful for, the more good things we start to notice happen to us. Is it because more good things are actually happening? No. The truth is, … Continue reading Growing Gratitude
I lived in Thailand earlier this year to take a course from a very wise woman. She had lived and worked on tantra and understanding life from the inside for many decades and every day, we would gather on her living room floor as she would share her life and lessons with us. The key … Continue reading Surrendering to the tides of life
I read the Bhagavad Gita for the first time this year after I encountered a woman in China. It was lunchtime in the central business district in Beijing, I was sitting in a restaurant waiting for my order. The waiter asked if another customer could share a table with me since it was busy and … Continue reading Conscious Encounters
Ever wondered what on earth it all means? Why does grandma sing mantra at 5am? Why do I have a mandir in my house? Why does the house smell incessantly of incense? What's with all the god-goddess figures? Why do I have to eat 'fasting food' every other week? What do all these endless ceremonies mean? Yoga is just for hippies, right?
The letter is still poised in my hand, wrapped around my metro card. Addressed with my name. A little brown envelope inviting my attention. I sense excitement and curiosity growing in my body the longer I stand here, gripping the train sway. I open it....
I cannot quite explain in what depth this book provoked my mind and planted seeds to water and see the world in another way.