You Are Not A Princess (And That’s Ok!)

Watch as a little girl kicks a crown in the dust behind her to embark on her latest adventure. Our little girl is so many things, but she is most certainly NOT a princess. She’s an explorer, a climber, a lover of blueberries, and an expert at make-believe. This book is an ode to spirited…

Gwangbok– The Cat

People often ask me, “Why Gwangbok? Why not something less complicated and easier to pronounce?” Human kvetch or perhaps some sincere inquisitive minds lurking for an answer. I take a few breaths,  and with a slight grin on my face, I am ready for words to descend, “It’s a Korean name, adapted from a lesser-known…

The Triangle

Beingness, doingness and havingness are like a triangle where each side supports the others. They are not in conflict with each other. They all exist simultaneously. Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: They try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so that they…

Inevitable Truths

The heart desires remorselessly and the mind suffers- bearing the weight of all the consequences and fretting over the tiniest of things. It’s in these moments you begin to question everything you ever stood for, when your principles are challenged by none other than your own self. What are you supposed to do when the…

Unified Coherence Vs Divisive Divergence

Every human being is possessive in nature. The feeling of this is mine, that is mine, it belongs to me, I inherited this, etc. is very common and cannot be avoided. But, when we translate this human feeling to worldly things and human relations or associations, an element of individual encirclement automatically comes about. Thus,…

The Order of the Day

Within a system which denies the existence of basic human rights, fear tends to be the order of the day. Fear of imprisonment, fear of torture, fear of death, fear of losing friends, family, property or means of livelihood, fear of poverty, fear of isolation, fear of failure. A most insidious form of fear is…

Just a Kiss

I saw him shiver at my sight. I watched as fear ignited his eyes. I felt a rush of emotions striking him- memories tugged at the corner of his conscience, feelings buried deep down inside him resurfacing, the sense of right and wrong vivid now, a silent plea for one last chance. I wonder why…

The D Company

The ‘D’ word definitely sends out a chill. But it is certainly not referring to any underworld group here. I mean by the word ‘D’, the devotion or devotee (an individual who seeks something) and the ‘company’ referring to the context of association or assimilation. In simple words the much-complicated concept of  “Sath Sangha”. Now,…

It’s Only- ODESZA

‘It’s Only’ is a song released in September 2014 by the American electronic music band, ODESZA. It is written by Zyra, Harrison Mills & Clayton Knight. This song is a masterpiece- a beautiful rendition sharing historic events that happened when there was an absence of love. The video illustrates the recurrence of pain, cruelty, and betrayal right from…

Do we need Godmen to reach God?

Before one goes into the role of what Godmen play in one’s life, one needs to go into the various aspects of what actually one means by God and why at all one should reach God. So, the emphasis shifts really towards, what is God? The concept of God varies from person to person and…

Freeze the Frame

The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing though a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. Mindfulness helps us…

Worldmaker

The world is filled with possibilities. It was made that way. You live and move and have your being in a special state of open-endedness. Like most freedoms, your choices are hedged in by parameters set outside of you, but creativity and self-expression can grow strong and beautiful on the trellis, that is our universe….

Toxic Family Tree

I threaded their words – piece by piece, trying to connect the loopholes to sew a fabric of remedy. I gather the massive piles of conflicts; to soak them in a basin of comprehensive detergents, letting the stains of redundant mistakes be washed away from the ruins of veracity, but they vanish. Was their existence…

Awakening Spirituality

What is yours and what is mine? When everything is our perception fine! We think certain things belong to us, worst, we believe some people are for us, we take pride in possessions made by us, we oscillate our minds on others’ reactions around us. We impose beauty or otherwise, on things and people even…