Perception is projection
Every night, my sons and I spend about 45 minutes sitting and cuddling on my bed talking about everything from how their day went to what’s going on in their wonderful worlds. Last night Taariq told me that one of his friend’s parents are getting divorced and that he reassured his friend that everything will be okay although it might be a tough road to get there. Rayhan on the other hand was quick to jump to the conclusion that there must be something wrong with the father since this is already his second marriage and therefore his second divorce. He said “OMG! AGAIN? There’s definitely something wrong with that man!” Continue reading “Living for real”
There are so many things that I want to write about right now. Time, the wisdom of youth, the power of communication, relationships, love, silence, all those special people I met recently, unexpected gifts of kindness I’ve received continuously lately, my latest travels, the men I’ve loved, the softness of my children’s hearts, the fresh smell of green earth and trees, the soft squishy sinking feeling of mud underneath my feet, the blessings of good health & precious friendships and all the constant opportunities I am lucky to get to help others around me.
Continue reading “We are the sanctuary to eternal LOVE”
In the past few days, I have been noticing my mind ‘wanting’ something so badly. My little mind spent days ‘wanting and pining’ for that thing. The more it wanted, the more restless and moody I became. So I decided to sit back and watch it to understand where this wanting was coming from.
Continue reading “Release your wish”
As I pulled out of my driveway this morning, I noticed a man in uniform, with a green bucket filled with water and some cleaning rags, wiping the parking access barriers. Since this morning was a school run, I exited quickly and did not even have a chance to look at this man’s face.
Continue reading “The Delightful Game of Life”
Lately in my journey of personal growth I have started observing interesting phenomena, which has been most welcoming to me. Previously when I was told something which seemed unfair or just plain outright wrong, the thoughts in my mind would take over completely and rush to qualify the event and tell stories about it, almost fueling the incident and making it seem bigger than it actually was. Invariably, this was followed by an instant emotional reaction where I could literally feel my insides contracting and lurching forward in resistance. This inner feeling almost felt like a raging fire craving to destroy everything in its path – it had a strong aggressive and violent element to it.
Continue reading “How to Find Inner Peace”
Peeling off the layers of human behavior is an insightful exercise indeed. This year, whilst working on my own personal development, I had the opportunity to engage in some pro bono coaching work with one of my close friends, which I welcomed gratefully as it was the perfect opportunity for me to hone in my professional coaching skills.
Continue reading “The doorway to freedom”
Once you have made the choice to remove yourself out of a box, and have tasted freedom of heart and mind, you will probably not want to get back into another box.
Continue reading “The Taste of Freedom”