Month: August 2018

What’s Controlling You?

By Aruna / August 27, 2018 / 10 Comments

Are others controlling you with their behaviors?  Perhaps, a needy person makes you feel guilty when you don’t give them the attention they seek.  Perhaps, a humorous person irritates you because you don’t have time for their jokes.  Perhaps, certain types of relationships are controlling you – a big brother or sister throws their weight around and you always have to show respect even if you don’t want to.  Pets are the greatest controllers – dogs have to be taken for a walk, cats have to be pampered once a day!  And so, life goes on…

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Don’t Let Jealousy Hijack Your Life

By Aruna / August 21, 2018 / 2 Comments

Mostly the root of jealousy is a kind of fear, stemming from a lack of self-respect and a lack of a sense of worth or appreciation of one’s own life.  It is when we do not feel complete or fulfilled within ourselves that we start to compare ourselves with others.  We develop a passion or zealousness for making our point, or trying to prove ourselves.  If we were content and satisfied within, we would be secure in the feelings of the eternal self.  But no. Jealousy doesn’t like that. 

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Sometimes it Pays to Wait

By Aruna / August 14, 2018 / 3 Comments

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we all have to wait.  Even royalty are governed at times and cannot be spared!  In life there are many things that we are waiting for. Waiting for Utopia, for that perfect partner, for that dream job, or simply waiting at the traffic lights or the check-out in the supermarkets.  Waiting is a big part of our life…

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Out of Sight… or Insight?

By Aruna / August 6, 2018 / 0 Comments

The blind cannot lead the blind, is a famous idiom mentioned in Hinduism in the Upanishads, as well as in Christianity.  The metaphor suggests that if someone does not have a clue about something, how is he able to guide or advise another.  So, in our own life how many of us would choose to get advice from a fool?

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