You are sitting on your couch staring at the other wall with no one around you. Your eyes move from one crevice to another, one object to another. Your ears become acutely aware of the sound coming from the clock every second. Thus a sense of time moving forward overcomes you. But if you close … More Can we only live in the now when all else stops?
Festivities are amidst in India these days with the festival of Navratri being celebrated for 9 consecutive days and ending with Dussehra being the grand finally on the 10th day. Though I do not live in India, I do see the energy, excitement, and colourfulness in photos posted on social media. People getting together to … More discriminating food?
Someone somewhere took a very long time to design the facades that we ignore everyday. Walking past everything around us, too busy to get to our next destination. So I often wonder which buildings around me have I not seen? Will I remember them if someone showed me just their facade? No, not pictures of … More someone somewhere built a facade
The act of giving yourself permission involves… I have no idea. It must be an art for sure, that’s what I’ve decided. But I do not have the slightest hint of talent in it which makes me quite sad. This art is not within reach. It like the time I imagine a painting in my head … More the art of giving yourself permission
Who are we to punish someone else? After all we are humans too. Who are we to decide the fate of another? After all we can’t even do that for ourselves. Who are we to inflict pain upon the other person? After all we can’t even manage our own pain. Why is it that a select … More Who are we to punish?
Have you ever noticed how we use just a few words to describe such complex notions? Like “love”. This short four letter word can leave people feeling confused, excited, jealous and much more. But if we abandon this practice and explore the terms perhaps there is no need for confusion. In science and math, we … More Definition
I do not want to “face” each day. I want to live it. I want to observe it carefully. Examine it up close. Feel it every moment. I recently came across someone’s post on Facebook with a picture similar to this with a caption “This is how I wake up each morning, excited to … More I do not want to face each day.
Complaining is futile; feeling isn’t.
You live on the surface With no depth Stop telling me these petty things Let me take a breath I can’t shake off your negativity It’s got me in a captivity Why can’t you see what you’re doing to me But I guess I just have to stop being the blaming bee
Somewhere in our minds we know that someone somewhere out there doesn’t have the life we do. In those moments when we can recollect this fact we feel blessed and we glow with gratitude. Perhaps it’s when we see a particular commercial on TV of suffering children. Or perhaps when a friend tells you about … More Your Dreams Have Come True