Unbecoming – My Journey to Freedom

February 7, 2020

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In 2019, one of the books I loved listening to on Audible was Michelle Obama’s, “Becoming”. This post is an homage to that beautiful journey. It has been exactly a year since I posted to my blog. I have heard from a few people over email, checking in to see if I was okay. I […]

A Journal Entry from 1997

February 27, 2019

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In 1997, I was 16 years old and in grade 11. My mother had “full-blown” Alzheimer’s. She was 46 years old. Writing in my journal was my form of therapy and probably the only productive coping tool I used during these years. I kept a diary from the time I was 13 and stopped writing […]

Posted in: Relationships

New Beginnings

December 10, 2018

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As a rule, I am not a celebrator of anything. And if you have been reading my blog, you will know how much special occasions and festivals traumatize me. This year has possibly been the best year of my life.  Even Diwali wasn’t as bleak as usual. I managed to not sink into a dark […]

Posted in: life

300 Days of Meditation: Tips and Learnings

November 26, 2018

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Today I complete 300 consecutive days of daily meditation. I practice Vipassana, a silent unguided meditation. I embarked on this journey on January 31st 2018 when I went to my second 10-day silent retreat. As I left on February 11th, I decided I want to continue this practice for at least a 100 days. When […]

Posted in: self awareness

Dear Mama,

November 14, 2018

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Diwali has come and gone. It was a tough week as usual. I missed you so much. I don’t know how to live my life without you. I don’t know how to be happy on these “days” that are supposed to be about family and togetherness. All I feel is so much pain and darkness. […]

Posted in: Relationships

Fields of Joy

August 7, 2018

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I feel compelled to write daily! The verse is overflowing. Grateful for the practice of Vipassana meditation and the words that are a result of it. Please do connect with me if you would like to know more. Joy is a tiny seed We plant when we first sit To focus on our breath In […]

Posted in: poetry, Uncategorized

The Process of Meditation

August 5, 2018

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I sit in silence closed eyes. crossed legs back straight focussed on breath Head to toe Through arms and torso Front and back To and fro Looking for nothing Observing the flow Judging no thoughts They just come and go. I reach a block In my shoulders or neck A heaviness – a rock So […]

Posted in: self awareness, silence

Dissipating Anger

August 4, 2018

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“There is no such thing as releasing your anger; there is only rehearsing it.”                                                                                   […]

Heaven is a moment

July 31, 2018

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I can’t believe I didn’t post this! I wrote this on March 20th about my experiences and realizations through practicing Vipassana. ___ Heaven is a moment Of quiet and stillness A break from the busyness Of thoughts, words and deeds And emails, phones and lists Heaven is a moment Of self care and worship A […]

Posted in: self awareness

Maitri – Loving Kindness

July 24, 2018

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Maitri is a Sanskrit word. It means “loving kindness” or “benevolence”. Through my daily practice of Vipassana meditation I am on the path of developing Maitri. Towards others and myself. The by-products of Maitri are non-judgemental attitude, flexibility and inner peace. A fountain A stream An ocean A tree All encompassed Within me. A tool […]

Posted in: introspection

Has Yoga Lost Its Soul?

June 21, 2018

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A friend of mine sent me a video this morning that said, “Yoga has lost its soul.” Full disclosure: I didn’t watch the whole thing. The reason? I probably was one of those people that talked about the cultural appropriation of Yoga and mourned the Lulu-ization of this ancient technique to self-actualization. I did (hot) […]

Posted in: attitude, self awareness

A gentle reminder to be gentle

June 20, 2018

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I am at the Yoga studio. It’s been 2 weeks since I practiced yoga. Since the last month or so, I have been doing less yoga than I need or my body is used to. It should have been a warning. But I don’t think anything of it. Today it feels harder. I am surprised. […]

Posted in: attitude, self awareness

Worldwide June Gratitude Pledge

May 13, 2018

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I am hosting a June Gratitude & Mindfulness Pledge for everyone who wants to join in any corner of the world. To put it simply, all of us know that being appreciative of the little things in life has great benefits to our mental health. But most of us may lack the discipline and/or the […]

Posted in: attitude, introspection
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