• Are You Being a Copy Cat?

    Fashion is just a sophisticated form of copying… we see what is ‘in’ and want to dress in the same way.  Just to keep up with ‘them’!  Who are these fashionable people anyway?  They may be well dressed, but are they happy?  Are they content?  So why are we following them?  And when someone doesn’t copy, we too give them all sorts of names… unfashionable, old fashioned, antique and even a fossil!  Why not start your own fashion – of simplicity.

  • Do You Have a Certificate?

    How do we get this degree from life?  By being virtuous.  By being tolerant and patient.  By being kind and compassionate.  By being content and not demanding.  Then these blessings will come from the heart.  They will be given automatically as the soul feels the purity of our intention.  From this place we do not need to chase after or beg for blessings!

  • Surfing the Turbulent Tides of Life

    We know that gravitational forces are at work when we look at the ocean and watch the tides going in and out.  The subtle energies are also at work when we observe our inner tides of thoughts and feelings as they go high and low.  Just as the pull of the moon is not obvious to the human eye, so too, the subtle energies that push and pull our moods are not obvious to us. 

  • Don’t Worry – It’s Not Personal

    Sometimes we can be super-sensitive and ‘perceive’ some slight against us, (where none is intended), and then we take things personally!  What has happened to our power in that moment?  We do not seem to have any inner peace or inner power anymore.  Where and how did we lose it?  And is it possible to reclaim that power?

  • Effective or Defective?

    The defect begins actually in our thoughts… this is why it is so important to watch the quantity and quality of our thinking.  This leads to a decision which leads to action, which shapes our personality and creates our destiny!  So it is good to check our own mind, check for any virus and negative thinking patterns.  We can see if the seed of thought is flawed by what the tree and fruits are like.

  • Exploring and Connecting with Our World

    Exploring and Connecting with Our World   Everything in life speaks to us in some way or the other, it signals us towards something.  I heard a poem in Hindi this morning in which the poet was speaking about our relationship with things.  He said: the clock reminds us to use every minute wisely; the Continue reading »

  • Shine Your Inner Light – Happy Diwali

    As we celebrate Diwali this year, the festival of lights, let it be with that awareness of lighting up our inner light and ensuring it stays lit!  We will find that our light has blown out when we have given away our power to situations; when we complain; take sorrow and when we get upset and moody.  Our light remains lit when we stay happy, light and flexible, humorous, loving, carefree, easy and content.

  • Kindness is the New Cool

    …kindness can make a damaged heart regenerate faster; how kindness and compassion alter the neural structures of our brains; and that gratitude can make one at least 25 per cent happier.  What more evidence do you need that kindness is not only good for the other, it’s good for you too!

  • Be a Guest in the World

    We all come into this world thinking we are here to stay forever!  Well guys, let me be the one to break the news to you… We are all guests in this world and will one day need to pack up our bags and baggage and depart!  And that too can often be at short notice!

  • Are We in a Coma?

    The world is changing rapidly… and we must change also.  It is quite a dilemma for everyone to make a choice.  With so many causes to fight for in order to save planet Earth, where do we begin?  Without further ado, let us begin here and now with whatever little knowledge and common sense we still have.

    At times, I feel we are in a coma.  Completely oblivious to how we are abusing and using up planet Earth.  We take and throw, use and abuse without a second thought.  We have definitely become a ‘consumer’ society!