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Embracing The Slow Life

One of my closest friends rued the other day that she got updates about her children’s lives through Facebook more than she did from them personally. “Mala, how did it come to this?” she asked me, sighing. “Whatever happened to family time, spending quality moments with each other instead?” As I took off on a vacation with my daughter, I […]

The womanhood paradox

What does it truly mean to be a woman? Even after six decades of existence, I often find myself wondering what the essence of womanhood truly is. It always makes me smile when I see senior women dance like no one’s watching, at some of the events I conduct. They bust moves, throw their heads back and laugh and just […]

Just one moment

One moment can change the day. One day can change your life. One life can change the world.         There’s a story about a mountaineer I love. Let’s call him Hans; Hans had just climbed the Kilimanjaro and he, with his team, was headed back when they found themselves caught in a violent storm. When the storm finally stopped raging, the […]

A fine balance

Should parents be friends with their children? A balance has to be struck. Raman entered the ashram with his shirt torn and a cut across his cheek which was bleeding. “A few boys standing outside were speaking ill of you, Guruji, and so I got into a fight with them,’’ he explained. You should ignore what others say about me, […]

Nature cure

  “Above all, do not lose your desire to walk: every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness; I have walked myself into my best thoughts and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.” — Søren Kierkegaard * Just recently, I went out for a long […]