ANXIETY

A woman said that she had been on the spiritual path for several years. At times she was filled with the terror of the consequences of the path she was walking. “For the first time I am seeing that my husband and I are not on the same wavelength. I am seeing that our marriage more »

AWARENESS IS ALIVENESS

A tourist visiting a place of breath-taking beauty makes frantic efforts to capture every moment and every scene on his camera. He spends all his time shooting everything he sees, and from various angles, knowing that it is a rare opportunity that may never come again. And he hopes to review, edit and enjoy 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 »

LIVING IN AN AGE OF FEAR

A parable from the Buddha: A man travelling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, more »

A Little Dew That Makes Up The Ocean

Parables and stories have the power to reveal the deepest wisdom in life and the need for awareness to transform our lives. They speak directly to our heart. They are first lived — individually and collectively – and then told and retold. I came across a recent book, A Dewdrop in the Ocean: Wisdom Stories more »

COMING TO OUR SENSES

A parable from the Buddha: A man travelling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, more »