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Perspective

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Whilst in the middle of my shopping at a mall I sat on a bench for a little rest next to an old man. His dishevelled attire and a glum look on his face conveyed a message of sadness about him. “Hello” I said perfunctorily. “Hello” he said, nodding his head. “Nice day” “What’s nice […]

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Seven Deadly Sins

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The stories of mayhem, conflict and atrocities of all kinds brought to us by the press and media continue unabated all around the world. The sad part of it all is that because it is recurrent daily newsfeed, we have come to accept it as normal. This is how we have learnt to justify our […]

Spirituality

C-L-A-R-I-T-Y – A Legacy for our Grandchildren

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Living in a world increasingly torn apart by hatred and terror, I sit in wonder chewing over the questions ‘Will my grandchildren ever forgive me for the kind of world I am creating for them?  Will I want them to stomach the world that has gone blind? Will they live in eternal fear, or strive […]

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Progress & Change

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Embed from Getty Images Progress is to do more and more and better and better of what we have always done, but change is a complete transformation for a new beginning. I once met a man who had just retired from work in Indian Railways. He said rather smugly he had fulfilled all his social […]

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The vote to go to war – my riposte

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Embed from Getty Images Terrorism is not quelled with guns, bullets and rockets. It is not fought on battlefields, nor on streets of towns and cities. What is seen on torn battlefields and battered streets, is the mirror image of what is already within. That is the true home of raging wars. I go within, […]

The Human Mind

Re-engineer your thinking, re-engage with life

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It is a cast iron guarantee that if you don’t steer your life boat, someone else will. Similarly if you don’t think for yourself, someone else will, and that person will therefore decide what is good for you and what is not. No one in their right mind wants to surrender to someone else the […]

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Optimism – the spice of flavoursome life

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The first step towards the solution of any problem is optimism. – John Baines Embed from Getty Images Optimism, whilst not a talent or skill, is a personal attribute that can be cultivated to such an extent that it becomes a permanent characteristic in how one perceives daily life.  Optimist is a person who has […]

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Wave or Ocean?

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Here is an enlightening anecdote from ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’, a wonderful and highly uplifting book by Mitch Albom. Embed from Getty Images A little wave is bobbing along in the ocean, having a grand old time. He’s enjoying the wind and fresh air on a warm, sunny afternoon. Suddenly he notices the other waves in […]

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Living With and Living Within

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Life experiences have taught me that real freedom, a state of abandon or total release, is attained when I am aware of and understand my motives and actions to take full control of myself and accept responsibility for what happens inside and around me. When I am aware of what is happening, I am ‘living […]