Disclaimer: We have either defended homosexuality or suppressed it. We probably have not been curious about it the way we have been on various other topics. I believe, homosexuality like anything else in life deserves its due attention and shall be accepted as a matter of fact. Core of my work is curiosity and to attempt to find out what makes us unique in any moment or in any situation. This article no way claims certainty of facts but is an attempt to explore. It neither judges homosexuality as good or bad.
The Science of Life workshop consists of three techniques that establish a deep connect between health and breathing. This workshop has emerged after 7 years of practicing these simple breathing techniques on over a thousands of clients having complaints of complex and chronic issues related to their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The workshop links disease, disorder and distress to the physical, mental and emotional states of the individual and demystifies the science behind the source.
It was year 2011-12 when I ran series of workshops for this Indian organization for their middle and senior executives at multiple locations. HR director used to pick up employees who are high potential but with some challenges. My job was to heal them and coach them so that they can be integrated in the company culture. She told me about an executive, who, they knew as very high performer but could not live with him. His anger and disobedience was much beyond their tolerance but his skills and knowledge was rare and unique to the company, hence they could not let him go.
Dementia is a state of mind where our consciousness loses reference to the present moment and drowns into the past. This happens to all of us all the time, but however in case of dementia, need to come back to present moment is not felt by mind as strongly as felt by normal people who are focused on survival. Are we saying as our need to survive( not to be taken as need to live) goes down, we begin to drown into the memories which we pushed under during our younger days and live in them? Is this lack of vision for future that we turn to past? is it lack of hope? or is it lack of usefulness which men ( and now more women) begin to experience after they are no more productive or have a need to be productive economically or socially or personally?
When we are constantly trying to please people and do not express our own self, we squeeze our space. Our expression is our truth. It could be just a small desire and truth does not have to something as exotic as who is God. Hence when we have a wish or desire or need like: new clothes; food; watching TV instead of studying and we feel constrained to express, it triggers self pity.
Stress is the most common phenomenon and even our children are also coming under stress. What is stress? Stress is a state where you feel you are handling more than you have the capacity to deal with. It means your stable system which you never had to think about, needs some more energies to keep itself stable.
I was depressed all the time. I felt lonely even with a whole crowd around me, craved for love from someone else and began hating everything about myself including the way I looked. I developed a huge inferiority and it began to show in my work, and as a designer, if there is no quality in your work: then you are nothing. I slowly became unproductive, destructive and angry.
Pain and bliss are inevitable and natural phenomenon and we are naturally gifted to experience these two extreme frequencies. When a child is hurt, then he/she experiences pain and cries out as it experiences pain. As child cries out, pain disappear and next moment child is ready to play again having no impression of fear of pain. Same toy, same kids and child is at same place doing same thing to experience Joy and bliss by being total in that moment of being playful. However that is not how we groom our children. We give them a belief that pain is not good and stay away from people/places/situations which give you pain. While as parents you are right to protect children, but mistake happens when we give a belief that you shall not cry when it pains… be strong… boys shall not cry…
I started my spiritual journey four years ago while attending a yoga workshop in Delhi. At that stage, I wasn’t necessarily searching for a deeper meaning in life, but was simply exploring exercise options which could serve as an alternative to my weekly football matches and frequent visits to the gym. Although yoga was the primary focus of the workshop, the facilitator introduced some basic meditation techniques into the three-day course and I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
Parenting has evolved over a period of time specially in last few decades with nuclear family concept due to urbanization and one could argue if it is for good. We are probably the only generation which is beginning to be obsessed with our children and we are far more non trusting in universe else, as said by Gibran, life was taken as a journey where one does experiences and passes on the wisdom and heritage to children and leaving their journey of life on universe.