#vipassana

There Is No Selfless Act – Is There, Really?

I just returned from my Vipassana course, and this time, I was a server. For those of you unfamiliar with Vipassana, it is a meditation technique taught over ten days. I have been doing it for decades, and it continues to change my life. This time, I was serving on the course, as in serving the …

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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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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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Want To Know Why I Love Challenges?

I don’t remember how old I was when I decided I wanted the corner office. It was one of those passing thoughts that one does not spend another second on, but it burrows deep in your psyche, becoming a driving force without you being aware. I love challenges – there, I have said it. I …

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What Are You Ready To Share With Life?

It’s been a while since I blogged. Life got busy – after an eating binge in Toronto, we jetted off to Tuscon, Arizona for a delightful retreat with Alumni from a course I had taken at London Business School – Creativity and Personal Mastery. The retreat was like food for the soul. How can it …

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Can Deep Connections Arise From Silence? Vipassana Diaries

Imagine a situation where you are secluded in a remote location with twenty other women. The location is self-sustaining, as in you have your room, your bathroom – food is provided. All the basic amenities are provided. And for nineteen days, you do not speak to each other, keep your eyes downcast and spend time …

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Why Focus So Much On Big Stuff When Life Is Series Of Small Stuff?

There are times in life when it just hums along smoothly, with no significant humps. You wake up, go through your day and go back to bed. And then there are times when it feels like a storm is shaking your life ship. We have all experienced those, right? I have had a couple of …

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Old Age Does Not Have To Cause Suffering

As I mentioned in my last blog, I completed a ten-day Vipassana course. This was a special ten-day course. And that means this was only for old students who have done the course before. And not just old students but students who had sat 20 days, 30 days, 40 days – and some veterans in the …

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Who Do You Want To Be? Master Or Slave

I just finished watching a Netflix Dark Comedy – ‘Darlings’. It is an excellent movie – I recommend it. Without giving away too much, the story has a revenge element. One person aggravates the other person so much so that person wants to take revenge. When I watched the movie, I was rooting for the …

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Why do we love stale stuff so much?

The lesson about mould (fungal growth) is one that we have all had first-hand experience with – right. I remember as a kid we had gone on a trip, and when we returned, we found the entire bread loaf covered in grey/blue/black things. Cheese is another such example. I am sure we have all had …

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