A visit to the Local beach is a joy. It’s also one of our earliest shared economies. What can our tech platforms learn from the local beach?
I know there are lots of great answers to this out there. It keeps us focussed, peaceful, and relaxed – and a lot more. Meditation gives me a reason to laugh at myself – and I love it for that reason. It shows me paradoxes. … Continue reading Why do we meditate?
My experiences from the isha shoonya course - you come back not just with a practice but with a new way of looking at life itself
When we look askance at the world using a lens from the past - should we take a pause and consider other possibilities? My new post at performance appraisal time!
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!
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 ancients had a formula to help us stay happy and less anxious – no matter what situation we were in. Lets learn from them!
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