Day 11: Achilles’ Heel

  Oh, how it hurts to be hurt! As social beings we are always around people and constantly adjusting to each other. This also creates a window for being hurt especially by the people we love. Everyone has a vulnerable spot, a week spot, an Achilles heel. If one finds that spot, it is easy…

Day 10: Magic Carpet

Now that the mind has gone through a series of ‘exercises’ it is time to slow down and meditate through visualization. I call this visualization my ‘Magic Carpet’. It takes me wherever I want to go and soothes my mind, de-stresses me making me more aware and alert at the end. Sit comfortably and so…

Day 9: Worrier or Warrior

Are you a worrier or a warrior? We worry all the time…that is just human nature! What do we worry about? Finding a flat; finding a flatmate; getting a promotion when it is due; how to make ends meet; losing a job and so on. There is no end to this and there never will…

Day 8: Humbly Yours

In life, managing relationships is usually our biggest challenge and the bottleneck is ego! Agree or disagree? These are some situations one encounters. Similar challenges seem to pop up every now and then in my life too. My spouse is at fault! How dare he/she? The kids are wrong! How could they talk to me…

Day 7: Mind Power

You now have the power to seed thoughts into your mind. Go ahead and start empowering yourself. Every time there is a feeling of helplessness, a desire to hurt, or a negative thought, push it away. Let your strength and different perspective of the situation provide a new solution, a new thought. Here is an…

Day 6: Breathing Right

Breathe in, breathe out! Something we do all the time, without much thought; we just know that it happens and that is why we are alive. We do it around 20,000 times a day. Our brain needs the oxygen that we breathe in and when we take deep breaths we allow more exchange of gases…

Day 5: Taking Charge

“What we think we become” – This quote by Buddha has always intrigued me. As I continue to experiment with my mind and thoughts, I find myself appreciating it’s power and meaning. The mind works endlessly; a jumble of thoughts (averaging to 3000 per hour)! “I could not do my work since my colleague kept…

Day 4: Tune In & Tune Out

Have you ever experimented with a tuning fork? Noticed how it resonates with the surrounding musical instrument? You are a tuning fork too. The energy that spreads around you, starts from you. An irritable person will find people around who are irritated. A disgruntled person will be found among a flock of angry, annoyed or…

Day 3: Self Acceptance

My daughter, when she was 10 years old, came home crying. “I have such bad teeth!”, she said. “They jut out and everyday these horrible kids tease me! They say I look like Bugs Bunny! It’s terrible! What can I do?” I sat her down and asked, “Do you really have huge teeth that can…

Day 2: Pillar of Strength

Hello there! When was the last time you gave yourself a pat on the back? A treat for doing great, achieving something or reaching your goal? The time has come for acknowledging the person who looks back at you from the mirror. Talk to that person today and go ahead and identify that ONE strength,…