As per Amazon, the book, ’What to expect when you’re expecting’ is the “the single most influential pregnancy manual on the planet.” I have a suggestion to make to the editors. I wish to recommend the addition of a last chapter titled “Be Prepared to Handle Ever Increasing and Unending Guilt”. I am so sorry …
Let me tell you the story of a person Mr. X who was a reporter working for the Discovery channel. He had been assigned the task of creating a detailed documentary on the life of a hyena. Hyenas are nocturnal animals; which means they are active at night. So he would have to do …
In the story of the domination of Man vs Wild (that is the actual Homo Sapien and not the dude on Discovery), we tend to overlook the role of emotions and attribute the domination to intellect. We do not realize that emotions are an equally important player in the game of survival of the fittest.
An incident that occurred today reminded me of this beautiful quote attributed to Buddha – In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.
Recently I had a client who came to me for healing with a very specific request. He said, “I know that things happen in my life exactly the way I want them because I am a firm believer and practioner of the Law of Attraction. Only thing is that they always happen at the last moment and until it happens I feel a lot of stress.”
Om Swami, in one of his videos gives an example of what he considers to be a superlative act of compassion. A thief comes begging to a saint saying “please save me”. “They are going to kill me for stealing and I am worried for my wife and children”! The saint, out of sheer compassion, takes the blame of the robbery onto himself and gives up his life so that the thief and his family can be spared.
Let’s talk about what constitutes a complaint. In the broadest sense – anything that prevents you from fully accepting a situation or a person as-is, is a complaint. Yes, that includes ranting about traffic, pollution, taxation, airplane delays, weather and everything else under the Sun.
A deep discussion we had in one of our Travel Light sharing sessions reminded me of this famous Raj Kapoor song from the movie ‘Anari’. One of our participants shared a touching story of betrayal by a friend and how that changed his perspective on what it means to be helpful. In his own words, he said “I’m much more practical now”.
Let’s talk about what constitutes a complaint. In the broadest sense – anything that prevents you from fully accepting a situation or a person as-is, is a complaint. Yes, that includes ranting about traffic, pollution, taxation, airplane delays, weather and everything else under the Sun. On a personal level it also includes feeling disgruntled with a spousal habit, a child’s trait, a co-worker’s attitude, a joint family setting or a friend’s personality.
TravelLight is a self awareness program that we conduct every month at the Yes 2 Life! Meditation Studio in Aundh. This is a slightly intense program conducted over the weekend and most participants go through a magical transformation and emerge with a changed perspective towards life.