Legacy

A man in his thirties said throughout his childhood and teenage years his fights with his angry and authoritarian father had made life miserable for him. “Deal with your father wound,” the sage suggested. “Otherwise your conflict with your father will taint your other relationships too.” The man smiled in recognition because he was having more »

HAPPINESS

A woman said that after many struggles and heartbreaks she was finally happy. “I wish I could keep it this way and never lose it.” “Try not to possess it, only let it be present,” the sage suggested. “The shores don’t own the ocean, nor the river banks the water that passes between them. Happiness more »

THE POWER OF YOUR PRESENCE

“When the monk goes to the tavern, the tavern becomes his cell. When the drunk goes to a cell, the cell becomes his tavern.” (Anthony de Mello). Holiness is not the attribute of a place, but the quality of an experience. It is not the trait of a person, but the quality of presence. The more »

Happiness is an inside job

We were all quite happily talking about global warming until recently and were hardly thinking of an impending global financial meltdown. But here it is, and we seem to be rather clueless about the dimensions of the problems as well as a way out of this. Our first impulse in difficult situations is to look more »

THE WORLD OF AWARENESS AND THE AWARENESS OF THE WORLD

We are facing an unprecedented crisis that is affecting all areas of life – business, politics, religion, work, finances, society, family and relationships. The depression, loss of confidence, fear and confusion that have set in are affecting people all over the world. While there is an insistent clamour for change, there is also a growing more »