One of my favorite people I’ve discovered just* this year accidentally is Mr. Fred Rogers from the TV show “Mister Rogers' Neighborhood”. Although I didn’t get to experience the show growing up in India, I like to think I would have been a big time fan.Read More
This is as of April 11, 2019.
Last night I was so tired and ready to feel rejuvenated with a nice hot shower. When I hopped in, gradually I slipped into reflection mode (which happens to me quite frequently in the shower!) and had to stay there a few minutes to complete my thought train.Read More
Here’s a recent finding that I wanted to share for those of you who might encounter difficult situations with people, especially our loved ones.Read More
In moments of anger or sadness, you might be scrambling to find evidence that there is kindness in this world. Your recency bias robs you of the memories and moments where you clearly have been the recipient of others’ kindness towards you.Read More
Compassion is a topic that I believe is NOT talked enough in our noisy lives. It is generally sidelined to other outrage-driven moments both in media and in day-to-day conversations.Read More
I had an interesting thought this morning.
We all tend to have a really harsh critic in us. This critic is judgmental of all of our micro actions and leads the narrative of how ashamed we should be of our mistakes and misunderstandings. This voice goes on and on in listing all the things we suck at currently, how insanely flawless others’ lives are comparatively, how we should aspire to make more money, develop an attractive physique and accomplish all of the massive goals we have. And only then — we are deserving of happiness and fulfillment of human life.Read More
To be fair, I am not a qualified expert on being patient when people get annoying. I would NEVER be even nominated as the poster child of being patient. But I have identified a little trick on navigating the messy territory that I feel like sharing with you.Read More
This might come off crazy to you all but that’s on me.
I have been reflecting and it occurred to me how hard it is to actually be compassionate.Read More
Here’s an interesting excerpt I wanted to share from a rather unknown book to many (including me a few months ago) on Amazon. The weekend Buddhism class I go to has a teacher who reads a few pages from the book and it has got me thinking quite profoundly about compassion.Read More