Anger is one of the most common emotions that we feel on a daily basis - nah, make that, on an hourly basis. Why do I say that anger is more common than happiness, or fear, or any other emotion? Well, we get angry if the TV is on too loudyour kid shouted just as … Continue reading Anger Demystified – Part 1
I got into meditation when I was in my early teens partly due to the stacks of spiritual books at home and my desire to read whatever I could get my hands on. When I was in 9th or 10th grade, I used to try and visualize myself from the outside. I would close my … Continue reading Cleanliness Brings Forth Clarity
The present-day human being is conditioned to get up in the morning, brush his teeth and plan the rest of his day as if he knows exactly how things are going to turn out. Or even worse, plan the next day before going to bed at night. What could be worse than this? You are … Continue reading Meditate Every Minute of Your Life
I am studying a book by Thich Nhat Han about Mindfulness and its called the Miracle of Mindfulness and was published in 1975. Thich Nhat Han is a Vietnamese monk who is described as follows in his website : Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around … Continue reading Mindfulness and the Breath
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What is the first thing you do when you wake up each morning? This simple hack will lead you to a life of love and fulfilment.
I was reading an article on the internet that referred to a research study done at Stanford which concluded that multitasking is bad for the brain. A few more clicks on Google, and soon enough, I had a collection of research studies that said the same thing – multitasking isn’t good for you! At first, this … Continue reading Avoid multitasking and increase your focus
I know for a fact that when I am trying to complete a task, the last thing that I want is someone or something to distract me. But this is not always possible, even if you discount the unavoidable distractions - coworkers, the occasional email, or meeting, your crying baby, etc. Do you too? I … Continue reading Pomodoro technique – productive in 20 min
I am really not sure who I really am, to be honest. I heard a lecture a while ago in which the speaker went through a series of thought exercises and it left me rattled. It goes as follows :- When you call out to a person in the crowd by his name, who does … Continue reading Who am I? How do I find out?
There is something super-natural in the act of breathing or in the breath - I don’t know how, what, where, or when for sure. But everything that I read and experience appears to indicate that the act of breathing holds the key to the universe. Let me cite what I am talking about. praNayama and … Continue reading Observing my breath – 1