I've been meaning to post about this experience for a while now - as I've been in the process of experimenting with different formats and modalities of online learning programmes.Read More
With the proliferation of different yoga styles today, it’s easy to get caught up in the drama of modern marketing and pricing schemes. There’s over a billion asanas, pranayama, anatomy cues, historical references, “trademarked” sequences - all mixed with kombucha drinking, kumbaya-singing long haired hippies who promise you bliss on the yoga mat. This is an exaggeration, but there is so much more than what we can scratch off the surface, and the more convoluted the yoga world gets, the more it demands considerate discourse and proper engagement.Read More
To an outsider, it is always difficult to dispense advise without qualifying that anything you say may or may not be fully helpful - after all, you are not in their shoes, you're not in the sum of their experience, and you don't have full purview over people's intentions.Read More
"Satya" conventionally means "truth" - translated from Sanskrit.
The translation doesn't quite capture the enormity of the thought.
Truth can be so many expressions of authenticity.
A lot of people talk about a peak experience in their life: A fascinating, visceral experience where you're so in touch with your own humanity and fulfilling your purpose. Most of these peak moments happen when people are in the brink of an escalation or risk.Read More
Being relentless is truly the only way to do anything worth doing.
Being “relentless” sounds like a thankless, underrated quality.
There seems to be a glorification of pain lately.
The pain of staying in relationships that doesn’t serve people.
The pain of keeping up with appearances.
The pain of holding on to stories that we tell ourselves.
Pain is horrible.
I stumbled upon a really interesting entry for the new year ! It is a Codex Vitae written by Buster Benson. This was heavily inspired by the book, Mr. Penubra’s 24 Hour Bookstore. The idea is to write a book on beliefs about life, to codify these beliefs, and hopefully, audit, refresh, and keep on coming back to them - in the hope that the life that we lead will follow through with our core belief systems. It is a wonderful idea, worth giving a shot.
This is my first Codex ( Hopefully with more to come in the future! ) and I’m so excited to share it with you.
Secret Samadhi is the third album by 90’s alternative rock band, Live.
Samadhi also traditionally means ‘enlightenment’ from a Vedic perspective - but I’ve come to realise that it is more than that. It’s realisation of truth. It is about being taken out of the darkness of ignorance to find the way of the light. Secret Samadhi implies that this realisation comes to people, naturally and quietly, without any instance or forewarning.
It is also related to the sanskrit word ‘visvas’ - which means, a complete surrender, trust and to be free from fear. This reassures us that inside everyone, there is a chance to reach our own Samadhi, without fear, with the light, with complete reassurance in speaking our truth.