How are you feeling?

Recently my teen was in the kitchen, making careless mistakes, dragging his feet, reacting, etc. So, I asked, “Hey bud, what’s up?” He grumbled that he was fine. He continued spilling stuff, forgetting the stove was on, wasn’t responding to reminders, so I asked him, “How are you feeling?” He went into a long explanation…

Mapping the New Year

For many years the holiday time is busy with all householders more at home and each following their own unique schedule. They wish to take it easy while I have a whole list of projects that I have reserved for this time. This year however was different. Everyone was home all the time. Usually, the…

Truth Surfaced

Recently, I had a conflict with my partner. Both had raised voices, said things that were insulting, and we left the interaction feeling hurt. After reflecting, meditating, and journalling with virtues of humility and introversion, I could see the repeated mistake this soul was making—Desire. I had expectations of him to behave a certain way,…

The New “Norm“

Many people are talking or writing about the new norm. It took them a few days to settle into the “new norm”. At first they were resistant to change and were upset at not being able to go to work or that their kids were at home. The routine had changed and they were all…

Creating Space

Give energy to creating a physically serene place Most of us think of creating a space as something physical. And we do need to give energy to creating a physically serene place in our home. We have dedicated one room in our house for meditation, reflection, and elevated reading. I have listened to music there…

Pushing Away Pain

Our pain, both physical and emotional, can teach us tremendously. We need to adopt an attitude of acceptance and humility.