Relationships are a key component of our lives. We have multiple and varied relationships which cause both joy and pain and are often the reason for how we lead our lives. Just as no person is perfect - "perfect" relationships are rare, yet it is possible to create wonderful relationships if one keeps a few points in mind.
Welcome to this blog! I am an amalgamation of personalities, dare I say - fairly interesting ones ;). And these personalities - most of them - quite enjoy expressing themselves and getting to know others as well.
Whether it's health at every size or size acceptance; whether it's the counselling sessions I do or the breakthroughs I have in getting to know myself; my experiences on the Walk of Hope or my corporate avatar; I learn every day and intend to put my insights out here.Hope you enjoy reading and happy to hear from you!
I was 17 when I went to learn Reiki level 1 and I remember my very beautiful and gentle teacher saying to us - "one of the principles of Reiki is - just for today I will be grateful for everything." I wondered what everything meant, because at the time I had learn how to be a victim and how to feel sorry for myself for all the things that were wrong in my life. I found this concept of gratitude fascinating and decided to take it on board and see how it goes. A few days after this class I was in a blue line bus on a hot day on the way back from a multimedia class that I had signed up for but was not too keen on. So I was feeling hot and hungry and thirsty and irritated with the situation. I was blaming my parents and myself but most of all God for this state I was in when suddenly I remembered the words - just for today I will be grateful for everything!
as published in the Asian Age, 14th March 2013
It is said that without love, there would be no existence, for it is love that binds the molecules of this universe and keeps them together. No surprise then that we spend all our lives in manifesting love for ourselves in its various forms. We go through life looking for love outside of ourselves - in our parents, friends, teachers, and eventually our partners.
Jesus Christ says "Lay treasures in your heart, where none can steal it." Hindu philosophy speaks of different paths to the Divine, one of which is that of Bhakti, where one is full of love for the Divine who is within each one of us. Looking for love outside without first looking for it within leads us on a path of thorns where either one is frustrated by the inability to find someone who loves us the way we want to be loved, or when one does find someone, the fear of losing that love.