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It’s sometimes hard to ask for help from people who are not in your immediate/nuclear family, because our society tends to teach that it’s ok to ask parents, children, or a spouse--especially a spouse–for all sorts of care and assistance–even the ongoing care and assistanc… Read full post »
This is a message for the Editors and Moderators of Open Salon (Blog)
I might not be able to log in or post for some time.
That does not mean I would not ever.
This blog holds record of my life's journey through important phases of my life, messages and… Read full post »
She says she is modern but with “respect for traditions”. She prefers the nickname Ms Conventional. (I am not against conventions that are convenient but I would not want to be stuck to them.) Ms Conventional that believes in traditions while being modern, wanted to know why my OS blog wa… Read full post »
it is a huge relief to be here. It feels like home as l have spent a very significant part of my mental and intellectual life here. This blog is my journal and logs some major transitions in my lifehere in lndid.l have made lasting and important friends here and it… Read full post »
A stunning canvas of silky texture in relief and colors divine.
When I looked into the gutter you have to step over to climb up to the tailor's shop in the main market in the Kangra village I lived at last year,… Read full post »
Beauty in the gutter of Kangra Valley, India
Wishing everyone here a very happy new year.
To the ones I know, wish HNY with a "how have you been, mean to catch up with you soon and apologies for not being there to read and comment… Read full post »
If I call he wd get another attack worrying that am wasting money on long distance calls. Anxiety nibbles at the edges of the old heart making it difficult to breathe at times.
Time to remember Vipassana, breathe, keep still. Too restless to sit in a sankalp… Read full post »
Some Interesting Truths About Mental Illness,from a survivor
You have written:
"We get used to things, and stop thinking about what life
used to be like, or is like in other places."
But tonight I wish both of you have enough time to go over all those days you had in the past,… Read full post »
Dismantling a home after having shifted to a house one really likes a lot - is a lonely journey and a great exercise at practicing anicchhya. Anicchyya means to "stay equanimous", not indifferent, just do not react to pain or/… Read full post »
Trip - Journal Dated 26July, 09
the morning was horrible and dark and scary. horror you do not expect as average, ordinary citizens. trauma. waiting to die. near… Read full post »
Celebrating NewnessRate: 3
Padraig's Letters To Me: Post for Bill Beck
This post is dedicated to the writer-gentlemen par excellence that a lot of us admire, look up to.
This Part… Read full post »
Sarahan Himachal Pradesh - The First View
Some would guess that it is a place somewhere. Few would know enough to be able to associate it with an Indian mountain state. There is… Read full post »
Questing Why We Write
"write about what you know well" "know all you can about what you want to write about"
Theory and rules and method and system are all fine - but why do we write?
To… Read full post »
Some would guess that it is a place somewhere. Few would know enough to be able to associate it with an Indian mountain state. There is this man however, who knows all this and a little more.
He had seen this woman once, walking straight and tall, down… Read full post »
Dismantling a home after having shifted to a house one really likes a lot - is a lonely journey and a great exercise at practicing anicchhya. Anicchyya means to "stay equanimous", not indifferent, just do not react to pain or pleasure, simply observe your body's response to them. They do/… Read full post »
My first view of Dhauladhar peak from the guest house at Dharamshala. Karl said, "it is amazing that it can be so hot so close to a snow capped peak". Dharamshala is hot, while Kangra valley is hotter. To pay my phone bill I had to… Read full post »
My first view of Dhauladhar peak from the guest house. Karl said, "it is amazing that you are actually close to a snow capped peak and yet experience such hot weather", for Dharamshala is hot. But travel half an hour over to Macleodsgunje which the locals refer to as… Read full post »
A fellow meditator, a true son of the soil, a man that looks like a rockstar, lives like a monk, loves no one, hates no one, owns nothing: no land, no house, no car, no job, no money, no worries, no fear, no girl friend, no children or wife. All… Read full post »
Breaking stone the ancient way - he has hammered in pins into the rock in a line (where you see the dots), Upper Bhagsu in the Dharamshala district of the state of Himachal Pradesh. Himalayas. Elevation 2200 mtrs. This is my third visit to this state. The first time… Read full post »
Coming out of a ten day long Vipassana meditation camp, life feels slightly different.
Running inside the head are the vows of shila, samadhi, pragya, the struggle is to maintain "anichhya" (equanimity towards sensations good or bad) at all times.
Vipassana is the oldest known, the most purest form… Read full post »
Is a vicious cycle.
With very limited options.
Why I feel stuck and had wanted a way out:
I realise I shall always get jobs Read full post »