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Being a rebel is pointless unless you know why.

I was a born rebel—one of those rebelling without a cause. Do not ask me why, but if you ask me to do something, my first instinct is not to do it, even though I will do it eventually. I have always been making my own rules – rules are meant to be broken sort …

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Am I Really Back At Square One? Truth Or Illusion

As some of you know, I took on a new role at work and completed six months on Jan 25th with great appreciation for what I accomplished. So, when I found the words ‘I am afraid of failing’ coming out of my mouth, I had to step back and see what was happening. This role …

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I Am Grateful For Every Annoying Irritant In My Life.

I meditate, journal, and breathe consciously throughout the day as much as I can. I exercise regularly, set my intention for tomorrow, and do a mini retro at the end of the day. I listen to speakers like Tolle and Ram Dass and have regular conversations about how to be a better version of myself. …

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We All Live In Our Own Unique Worlds – Don’t We?

I Whatsapp-ed with my parents back home. They were at my cousin’s wedding, so I got a peek/participated in the celebrations as the phone got passed to all my uncles, aunties and cousins. And, of course, I got to spend a few precious minutes chatting with the lovely bride, admiring her henna and then wistfully …

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What you push away forcefully never goes away – Why?

‘If you push something away to get rid of it – you are still in touch with it’, says Ram Dass. Ram Dass was a spiritual teacher. But before he became Ram Dass, he was Dr. Richard Alpert, and you can read more about his fascinating journey at this link. In Summary, his life is very …

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I will have your blood – I found myself saying these words.

So, those of you who know me know I don’t use swear words. I don’t see the point – if swearing could work, we would have conquered the universe. Imagine when I found these words coming out of my mouth involuntarily – I want your blood NOW, you bloody sucker. And I have taken a …

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That Feeling That You Need To Be Somewhere Else – Is That What Being Adrift Feels Like?

I finished watching a Netflix film titled, ‘Kho Gaye Hum Kahan’ meaning – Where did we get lost? It seemed apt, as I have recently found myself wondering that, too. Well, I take that back – it has been a recurring theme in my life that surfaces its head now and then. What am I …

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Whose Side Are You On – Right, Wrong or Indifferent?

Some context for what will come next: In Indian culture, the women (Daughters and Daughters-in-law) are expected to cook and take care of the house even if they are working. This has started to change a bit, but many older generations would frown if the women didn’t do that. And another aspect of the culture …

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Do You Know What’s Cooking Next Door? Smells Delicious…

So, I am back home in India – in body, soul and spirit, I am complete. There is no other way to describe it – I am not a foreigner in India. Nothing is ‘foreign’ to me – I am not trying to figure out if this is the right dress, weather or food; I …

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How To Move To The Next Level In Life?

I have been practising Vipassana meditation for more than a decade. And in some ways, it is like playing a video game – once you conquer one level, you move to the next. When I first started, I would fall asleep all the time, and once I beat that level, it was about focusing on …

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