Every now and then we hear news of death or any mishap like natural calamity, road accidents; diseases from different sources like newspaper, TV PBS stations, from relatives, social media and so on. We naturally get sad, and it’s quite difficult to digest this fact. And most of us wonder, is it going to happen with me also, yes death could happen, may be naturally by age or by accident. As we know from our experience that the event of death is most inevitable and it creates much misery.
This has been the primal reason of anxiety among us; we search for a way to come out of this anxiety. We cannot disagree the thought of death conquers our heart and mind. We seek shelter, we want inner peace. We want to be alive forever; the person inside us wants to live eternally. From the ancient scriptures we come to know…
“Know that which pervades the entire body is indestructible. No one is able to destroy the imperishable soul. – Bhagavad Gita 2:17”.
Continue reading Alive Forever : A Music Film with a Liberating & Comforting Message for All
Name? Date of Birth?
Have you married before?
Yes, millions of times! How long I endure.
Where are my offspring, my descendants, my kin?
Vanquished to the past, as the wheel spins again.
And all the time talking, and the flicking of pages,
lifetime upon lifetime, dragging this corpse through the ages.
And all the time passing, the calendars turning,
while I drown through the changes, the twists and the churning.
Continue reading Poem: If We Become Lovers……
Today I heard insistent bird cries, repeated refrains which roused my curiosity. I’ve never had the Dr Dolittle skill myself (well, the ‘do little’ part maybe, but not the linguistic side), however I have a friend who, incredible though it may sound, spent a couple of weeks being able to understand the birds. One day they were just twitter, twitter, twitter, tweet, tweet, tweet, musical backing to whatever else was going on in his life, and the next day, he was being distracted by working conversations regarding the availability of food, who is chasing who, and get off my branch thank you! He was very relieved when the ability disappeared as if it had never happened, and the bird speech reverted to bird song. Continue reading Magpie Mum
Recently I had an intense discussion with a friend about dealing with our own minds, and helping others deal with theirs — makes it sounds rather like have pets, or children doesn’t it?
Occasionally over the years I have been offered cute kittens, and I have always said no my argument being that if I was going to have kittens I might as well have kids. At least you can travel with children. Then one day I saw an offer on my work intranet offering to give away a worm farm. I considered the level of responsibility required to keep worms as pets, and decided I could handle that! If you don’t feed them for two weeks they survive fine. So now I have a worm farm and my veggie garden loves me for it. But although the worms are quiet and undemanding, my declining the responsibility of anything needier still left me having to handle a raucous and demanding companion – my mind! It is a grasshopper one that jumps from one subject to another and tries to pull everyone along with it. Some people speak of “the monkey mind” because of this general tendency that all minds have, but mine is a particularly hyperactive one. Continue reading Controlling the Mind
A Highly Effective 5-Minute Mood Balancing, Life Uplifting Breathing Technique!
There are so many ways in which our moods can change – we can easily have a bad hair day, or get out of bed on the wrong side. Or on the upside, feel excited by this or that event or new found passion! What’s not so easy is to keep an even or balanced mood, which to some might seem dull, but is actually quite desirable when one is feeling ‘exhausted’ from the ever changing influences around us, and can even be most pleasantly sublime.
Much of the time we don’t make the connection between what we are doing in our lives and how it makes us feel both in the short term and long term. The connection between sugar or chocolate and that instant burst of energy or even ‘happiness’ we get from it, followed later by feeling irritable or sluggish, is fairly well evident and easy to experience. Less obvious might be how the sounds we hear, either by choice or inadvertently – Continue reading A Highly Effective 5-Minute Life Uplifting Technique!