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Month: April 2020

The Obstacle Is The Way

My younger son had an intense online session with his Music teacher this evening. After his class, we got chatting. He was feeling a little overwhelmed- ” I don’t know if I am going back on my skills. In a Read more…


To Judge Is Human

It is in our nature to classify and categorize everything that we come across or experience. Rich or poor, strong or weak, smart or dumb, happy or sad, speedy or slow, honest or dishonest, success or failure, etc. We have Read more…


Regaining The Virtue Of Patience

When the weekend arrives, its time to go to the Supermarket for grocery shopping. This morning, I thought I would beat the lock-down rush hour by getting to the Supermarket early enough. Unfortunately, there was no early “no rush hour.” Read more…


Random Musings

Something interesting happened a few days back. I got a Whatapp forward from my uncle that gave a link to some old Telugu(my mother tongue) classic movies. After the day ended, I clicked the link and started watching a film Read more…


Celebrate The Good You Have

I can only give what I have.  If I have clarity, I can give clarity to others. If I have confidence in myself, I can inspire confidence in others. If I feel abundant myself, I can transmit the feeling of Read more…


Cause And Effect

Here is a beautiful concept I came across while watching one of the Satsang’s(Spiritual discourse) of Mahatria Ra, a spiritual leader from South India. We need to operate in life with a scientific bent. Science at a fundamental level is Read more…


Feel Good About Yourself

I remember this episode vividly. The year was 1993, I was fresh out of college into my first job, and I think it was early July. I was watching the Wimbledon Finals between Steffi Graf and Jana Novotna. Steffi Graf Read more…


Be Mindful- Words Have Power

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. We are likely to experience strong turbulence. Please don’t panic.” “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. We are likely to experience strong turbulence. Please stay calm.” Which of the two Read more…


Sunday Inspiration

Most of our life runs on habits. The way we wake up, the way we think, the way we experience emotions, the way we feel, the way we react, the actions we take, the relationships we maintain.  Many times you Read more…


Be True To Yourself

All of us have this deep desire to be disciplined, to develop new skills, and continually grow. Let us take an example . You want to get into meditation. You attend courses on meditation, and you come out enlightened.  You Read more…