Natural world/cultural wisdom inspires fresh possibilities

What is possible in a month or two?

Dragonflies. That’s what’s possible. Look out of the window, and if we are in Mumbai or in any monsoon/rainy areas of the country, we will spot plenty of dragonflies now, this very season. Over the last few weeks, watching large swarms from my window – hover, fly, change directions rapidly, mate in air, prey as […]

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Language And Voice

“The words we use shape how we understand ourselves, how we interpret the world, how we treat others. Words make worlds.” Krista Tippett, Founder – On Being After the initial `How are you doing?’, the next question we are often asked during this phase has been, `Are things going back to normal…(in your building/at your […]

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Date Nights

Nights. Have you ever spent time with nights? For the longest time, my relationship had largely been two fold – one that indicates to my body, ‘hey its night, wrap up and go to sleep’. The other, on those emotionally unrestful days when I tossed around in bed, and wondered, ‘why am I not able […]

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She stacks sea shells on the sea shore

Dawn is a beautiful part of the day. It brings with it a certain crispness, freshness, and an invitation to a new beginning. So this dawn, I went home-gathering in the rain, two things I so love (dawn and rain). Home gathering? In this monsoon, the tides have brought with them the thousands of homes, […]

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To this beautiful celebration – Guru Purnima

HOLDING IT IN ITS ESSENCE: Today is celebrated as `Guru Purnima’ – Resources say that this day was dedicated to enlightened humans who shared their knowledge with little or no monetary expectations, and were celebrated with festivity to express gratitude. There are beautiful stories from Hinduism, Buddhism, legends, folktales, and more about the significance of […]

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Signal 2: Are we hearing or listening?

See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun – how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls – Mother Teresa Hearing: the special sense by which noises and tones are received as stimuli. Listening: to hear something with thoughtful […]

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Signal 1: Seeing & Acknowledging

Symptom: an indication of the existence of something, especially of an undesirable situation Source: A body or process by which energy or a particular component enters a system. A place, person, or thing from which something originates As we look with awareness around, what we have been seeing, feeling and experiencing right now, in India […]

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The beauty in the clouds. The reality of the sky

‘You are the sky. The clouds are what happens, what comes and goes’ – Eckhart Tolle Of all my personal observations that have fascinated me during this phase, watching the clouds has been a very joyous and highly reflective experience. They seem like accessories that adorn the sky. As though the sky wakes up each […]

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