Short inspirations to lift your spirits

Is Knowing the name a beginning, middle, or the end?

Richard Feynman shares the following, as a part of a story he narrates about how when his dad took him for a walk in the woods, and together they spotted a brown-throated thrush, his father told Richard: ‘See that bird? It’s a brown-throated thrush, but in Germany it’s called a Halzenfugel, and in Chinese they call […]

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What it might mean to be on ‘Soil Time’

We have all been home for months now. Only some of us have just started to step out. I remember that in my conversations in the first couple of months, calling this the initial phase. In labelling so, maybe there was a feeling that soon there would be the middle phase, and then there would […]

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On Days, When the spirit within dries up

Close to two months of lockdown. Off late, you might find that… You are done being positive, you are done being resilient, you are done trying to hold it all together, you are done with trying to understand the virus, you are done trying to figure out when this is likely to end, you are […]

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Let us reconnect to our weekend energy and rituals

Hello, hello! I wished to propose something: It’s been a month in our homes now. The initial anxiety, the initial adjustment to the new routine, our initial curiosity to understand what Corona is, our initial worries about supplies…well, we all seem to have made peace with it, either through our routines, either through some rhythm, […]

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F.O.M.O to J.O.M.O

(Fear of Missing out TO Joy of Missing out) How can animal migration teach us the benefits of the J.O.M.O strategy? Animal migrations are phenomenal. Be it the numbers, the precision of navigation, and the amount of energy required to engage in one. How do each of these species even manage to survive such long […]

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Perfection to Play

I am a recovering perfectionist. In other words, in the last one year I have identified and observed how it has the capacity to block my natural flow, spontaneity, expression, work, and so slowly but surely, with a help of a very dear friend (thanks Kavita), I have been finding ways to see it and […]

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Knowing to Not Knowing

How comfortable are we with NOT KNOWING? Over the years we have got used to figuring out everything we want to know, that we don’t know as yet. Google, technology, global connections, easy access to experts, and so much more that we can’t even keep track of, has made `knowing’ available at our fingertips. There […]

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Inside to Outside

What can we learn from nature, to be and live as communities? During such times, it is being able to access the outside, from the inside, that keeps my spirits lifted. I have been taking pictures of the marine bird communities over the last one week from my window. Some are migratory, and some are […]

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Moving From: Fears to Prayers

Over the last few days, there are certain fears that my husband and I have been confronting, and talking through. And these conversations certainly help. But what helps even more, is talking about our blessings during this particular phase. Suddenly the energy shifts, and life feels much lighter and brighter. So, I decided to through […]

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Shift From ‘I’ to ‘We’

Each of us based on our cultures, background, understanding of science, understanding of alternate medicines and healing, look at the current Corona Virus differently. What we need is compassion in times of coronavirus and an effort to shift from ‘I’ to ‘We’. So let’s ask the question, what does WE stand for in such times. Some of […]

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