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Are Your Windows Clean?

A newly married couple moves into a new neighborhood. On the first day after setting up the house, the woman notices her neighbor hanging dirty laundry. ” I wonder why our neighbor is hanging dirty laundry,” she says to her 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…


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…


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…


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…


Illusion Of Control

From when all of us were children, it is ingrained in us that we should have ambitious goals, we should work hard, and we will get the results we deserve. Most times, we get the results, and this reinforces the Read more…


Get Positive

I am driving to work peacefully when a driver cuts across my car and overtakes me rashly. My mood goes crazy. I rant. I get angry and irritable. I get to my workplace in the same angry mood. Much as Read more…


The World Has Changed

It’s a different world suddenly. Over the last 48 hours, there has been a tectonic shift in the way Governments across various countries have started responding to the pandemic. Subtle measures of containment have given way to more draconian Mitigation Read more…


You Don’t Need Permission

Seeking permission for doing anything is ingrained in many of us from when we were kids. To catch up with a friend, to go for a movie, to play a game of cricket-To do anything, we need to ask, we Read more…