Releasing fear and panic

(Watch the youtube video about this blog here) As someone who struggles with fear and anxiety, I know how helpless one can feel when caught in an experience that is generating immense fear. Yet, my practices over time have helped me learn that fear is a bunch of thoughts and some sensations in the body, …

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Lesson 36: My Holiness envelopes everything I see

Lesson 37: My Holiness blesses the world “Senseless. Useless. You sent me here. I want to go back to Mumbai.”  The messages appear rapidly on my phone. Somehow, the anger did not rise. Instead, I felt a wave of compassion. Two days ago, I had been scared when he messaged about not wanting to live. …

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Lesson 34: I could see peace instead of this

I didn’t know why I had called her. She was not a friend I would turn to. She only spoke about God. God was a myth. I did not believe in that entity. And yet somehow, I had found myself calling her. There were times in the call when she had irked me as usual. …

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Lesson 31: I am not a victim of the world I see

This thought about falling sick that keeps returning to my mind. I choose to see it and let it go. I am not a victim of sickness and disease. This thought about feeling guilty I upset him, I will not dwell upon it today. I am not a victim of guilt. The thought about not …

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Are you dis-spirited or inspired?

When something doesn't go our way we feel gloomy. We lose hope, we feel discouraged. This often translates to a very physical feeling of fatigue and exhaustion. What we are feeling is dis-spirited... without spirit. We feel abandoned, we feel a sense of loneliness. Contrast this with the the state of creativity. Creation is the …

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Confessions of a moody mind

International Woman's day is usually a day when I pray for all the wonderful women in my family and life. But this year, woman's day meant something different to me. After a hard 2010 year-end, 2011 is to me a chance to deal with all that unfolded last year and a chance to celebrate me. …

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