Tag Archives: mindfulness

The struggle with mindfulness

Hold the experience, I’m told. Stay with it, be in it. I take my agitation in a fierce gaze, in a bid to stare it down. Don’t react. I squeeze my eyes shut tightly. If I don’t see it, I … Continue reading

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Accidental mindfulness

I was at a workshop recently, for which i was quite excited. I’d get to meet new peers from other companies and industries who shared a love for telling stories. I was looking forward to swapping ideas, asking questions, voicing … Continue reading

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The Mindful Buddhist

Be mindful. To live happily, this is the advice given by Buddhist masters. It sounds simple enough, but what exactly does it mean? For three days in early June, I saw it in action, right in front of me. Mindfulness … Continue reading

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Hanging out with HH the Dalai Lama

One day last week, I hung out with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. That’s what it felt like. Low-key, informal, friendly. He is a greatly esteemed spiritual leader, and the respect and feeling for him was apparent from all around … Continue reading

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The simple joys of life: cool water from clay pots

It’s summertime, and the intense brightness and heat of the tropical sun is getting unbearable. Waves of heat rise up everywhere, met by scorching, fiery rays beating down from the cloudless sky. I’m glad to be inside, and even more … Continue reading

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How mindful is your doctor?

When was the last time you felt cheered by your visit to the doctor? I don’t remember, personally. Barring my grandfather, who let me play around his Ayurvedic clinic when I was five or six while he tended to his … Continue reading

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