Why do we often make the wrong decisions? I came across an incredible insight from contemplating on a few messages in the Gita recently - it talks about the two powerful approaches we all have for connecting/ making decisions. The first is using discriminatory intelligence … Continue reading Better Decision making – The Gita and Proust to our rescue!
It’s a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambigous). How do we survive here? I guess the best answers will come from other times that were even more VUCA than this. For instance let’s travel back to the times of the “Gita” which is a … Continue reading Success in a VUCA world – ancient wisdom
When we meet a vastness that we cannot fathom, we are drawn into a different space. This space is inclusive - and we realise - indeed feel - ourselves to be part of something that is larger than us. This is why I believe sitting … Continue reading A walk around a mountain
My experiments with #mindfulness and some early results...
A friend came back disillusioned after having tried a meditation technique for a few weeks. "The organization had statistics to prove how beneficial the course was. I even had friends who took the course and now swear by it. Why does it just not work … Continue reading ‘True’ and ‘true for me’ – two different things…
I feel we need the comfort food offered by religion more than ever today - and here's why.
The dawn fills me with joy - and here's why...
The ancients had a formula to help us stay happy and less anxious – no matter what situation we were in. Lets learn from them!
Why do we go to a temple? *To pray of course. *Everytime? *Yes. Well maybe there are other answers too… a. I go for finding a sense of peace. Unadulterated, spacious calm - it soothes me. b. I go because it’s the right thing to do. … Continue reading A musing on why we visit temples….
The week saw a dear colleague suffer a loss - a sibling passed away suddenly. Disbelief, grief, anger - all the reactions that death triggers were on display. As always, when you meet Death, you have to pause. This is true every single time. And … Continue reading Death and the lessons it teaches us..
Musing on a recent tragedy - and what we can - and cannot do.
As a rule, we like to put our celebrities on pedestals. For a change, I thought about a different context – how about when we are placed on a pedestal and brought down (and before you call it narcissistic, let me assure you that each … Continue reading Falling off the pedastal