Browsing All posts tagged under »prayer«

Celebrating My Fat (Fabulous) Body

April 15, 2014

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For 25 years, I was conventionally “hot”, and I enjoyed all the perks that go with it. What I realize today is, you’re never pretty enough, thin enough, hot enough, good enough. I was 15, the first time someone commented on my body (or a part of it). I was swimming with this friend; we […]

How I Turned Around A Crappy Day

November 24, 2013

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Originally this post is supposed to see me bullet-ize my whole day. I love bullet points, but I also feel like I need a reason to bullet-ize! I have been having some interpersonal issues with a couple of people since a few days. It got to a point where even an innocuous text message from […]

Adopting Simplicity and the Gratitude Attitude

July 15, 2013

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When this year began, I wrote 2 posts on New Year’s Resolutions (NYRs). One of them was on how to keep NYRs. I am super proud to say that I kept my NYR of being vegetarian. This is the 6th time I have tried to become a vegetarian! But this is also the longest I […]

My Introduction to God in Spanish

June 16, 2013

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I spent the last week in the small, remote village of El Progresso in El Salvador. I was part of an 8-member team from Willow Creek Community Church, Chicago, that went to work on a school project in this village in the mountains, untouched by Facebook or the internet. Working at this school came close […]

Had a Bit of Mom Today

August 11, 2011

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This post was originally written on April 14th 2011, while I was living in Ann Arbor, MI. Never posted it. But today I can. So here. _________________________________________ It’s been so long since I lost mom to Alzheimer’s. I was very young. I barely have any happy memories of her, with her, about her. But she […]

Do You Have 5 Minutes?

May 25, 2011

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“I am not as spiritual as you!” These are words I have heard most often in the last few years. A lot of us are unhappy in our situations. A lot us would like our lives to change a little bit. We put in all our effort to make something happen and then it just […]

The Praying Ego!

February 20, 2011

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The only thing that holds me together is prayer. In the last few years, I have seen how praying has helped not just Roberto and me, but I feel our prayers have helped many, many, many people. This post is an example of how I began to put my faith in prayers and God. As […]

My Favourite 20 Minutes of the Day

September 16, 2010

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In an ideal world we would all have time to reflect – a few minutes for ourselves away from the hullabuloo of daily lives. But in the real world, we have to make time for ourselves. When there’s so little time for ourselves, where is the time to invest in relationships…get to know your spouse, […]

On Life Skills and Spirituality

July 24, 2010

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Every once in a while, we all go into the “Why is this happening to me” mode. And self pity or anger at the situation never helped anyone. Yesterday while working on the life skills programme that I am currently associated with at Aparajitha Foundations, a line came forth a couple of time – “Focus […]

Football Frenzy

July 7, 2010

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This World Cup didn’t begin well with me. Initially I was constantly sad that my dad or my buddy Rajiv weren’t around for me to bet and spar with. However, my new flatmate got me hooked with her enthusiasm and I was back to my old self, jeering and booing Brazil and Argentina and rooting […]

More Than Just A Dog

February 8, 2010

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You didn’t just bark, you roared, You were not just respected, but also adored! You are not just a dog, you are family, Your magnificence, old pal, is legendary. We’re sorry if sometimes we didn’t care, We’re sorry for tying you up, when others were scared, We’re sorry you’re sick, and there’s nothing much we […]

The Singing Angel

October 27, 2009

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I have recently reconnected with my faith in God. As a child I had prayed for my mother to get healed, and when she didn’t I decided that I didn’t believe. After all, she had been a devout person, who did her prayers religiously twice a day, fasted/abstained during paryushan, etc. As life progressed I […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around…

October 20, 2009

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I experienced this, but in a good way today. I have been down lately. Very down. Life seems to be turning the wrong way and I feel helpless. Luckily, I have been writing which brings me some joy. N pinged me to tell me that he read my new blog. I met N through Roberto. […]

Does God ever listen?

March 25, 2009

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How many of believe that God doesn’t listen to prayers? I can see hands go up almost instantaneously. And like all of you, I used to believe the same. Until… Last year, around August, I found out that three people I only knew of had 2 different forms of cancer.But I knew people who were […]

Childhood’s Prayer

November 29, 2008

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Lord, I am little,Let me be a little reminder to the world that I matter Lord, I am little,Let me be the face of childhoods massacred in every place on earth. Lord, I am little,Let me be the one who survives this mayhem and let me be the messiah of peace. Lord, I am little,Let […]

The Rabbi

October 6, 2008

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Sobbing inconsolably a young woman sat, In a space she thought her own, Away from the world and its prying eyes, She let herself cry freely and mourn. And in a moment of unbearable pain, She called upon God, His heavenly name, Asking for deliverance and forgiveness galore, But instead she found an old man […]

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