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
We have a beautiful day in the Indian culture called Raksha Bandhan! You could akin it to a yearly ‘siblings day’. This article explains the why, when and how, including a step by step guide with everything you need to know behind the ceremony which is practiced on this day.
Where next? There was a time that before I’d even landed in one place, I already had an idea of where I wanted to go next. But this time it’s different and here’s why...
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....
This morning, I felt bliss. A total state of peace, a lustful love for life. I found myself for the first time, truly in the present. Breathing for now. Tears filled my eyes, music flowed into my mind. The air was warm, the breeze was sweet. My heart encapsulated that moment. Gratitude etched my memory in creativity dispelled to my fingertips. My soul blinked open. Here are the 10 lessons from that moment.
There are some memories we allow to flood in. Birthdays, graduation, the first time you met your partner, special memories with special friends. But there are others which we push outside the ‘metaphorical room’ we build up in our minds. Closing the door, we put a chair up under the the handle, locking out the unpleasant experiences with a firm left-turn whilst trying to continue peacefully through life. But like the unwanted room service merely doing its duty, those are the very memories which will just keep knocking. And you, the rightful key holder haven’t got round to doing your laundry yet.