Short inspirations to lift your spirits

GIFTS – A WAY OF GATHERING MYSELF

Listen to this StoryNarrated by Anjan Prakash GIFTS – A WAY OF GATHERING MYSELF There are things about me that I do not fully see or acknowledge – it could be because I am in self-doubt, or I judge myself harshly in some specific area, or I feel that it is no big deal, or […]

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CELEBRATIONS OF DECEMBER

COME DECEMBER We have now come into December, the last month of the Gregorian calendar, a calendar that most of us have come to follow over the last several decades. November ended and December began for us with an immersive experience in the two beautiful jungles of India, Sunderbans and Kaziranga. The heart is so […]

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FOOTLOOSE & FANCY FREE

In a writing session I was recently a part of, the author Jamie Figueroa, offered an unusual writing prompt, `What is it your feet must confess?’ Yes, that was her prompt, `what is it your feet must confess?’.

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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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