Logan

There are many reasons, Logan, from the X men oeuvre, is more like a Hollywood Western rather than a CGI graphics filled super hero action movie. Shooting with two guns and putting them back into the holsters with swash-buckling swagger, ain’t this one, though.  Transforming the genre is Director Mangold, who brings you the humane…

A sense of purpose

Happiness is often considered the ultimate life goal, but a recent Journal of Positive Psychology study suggests you might want to seek something different. Researchers found that happiness was connected to fleeting, shallow emotions, whereas meaningful experiences, even if they caused stress or were hard work, were associated with strong personal relationships, better self-expression, and…

The comparing mind

Originally posted on Mindfulbalance:
If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are. Montesquieu, French lawyer and philosopher, 1689 – 1755 photo michael johnston

Trees

Trees of all shapes and sizes and colors. A testament to stolidity and growth despite the odds. Especially, when you see trees growing in the most unexpected public spots in a country like India, that is what comes to mind first. And then, the desire to be able to put a chair down the road…

frazzled, i tried to take the ten deep breaths as dictated by any mindfulness coach. In the car, sitting and watching the milieu, the traffic and people, the cacophony of sounds, and a maze of thoughts, reminded me of how i spent the 14 hours on the journey from Dubai to Boston. Alternatively, closing my…

From a ‘downward facing dog’ perspective…

(yeah, Villa’s Messi’s, RVPs and Suarez’s goals (not the biterratti bit) have been the playing themselves out in our collective minds all these weeks, here’s an interlude on a daily practice)   For days now, a niggling pain in the right arm from an injury has forced me to customize my usual 30-45 min dawn yoga practice…

Beyond good and bad

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Our minds are continually splitting our experiences into “good” and “bad”, and coming to quick conclusions which can close down our openness to what is happening. An extract from the visit of a small boy named Sin Hae to the temple of Hui Neng, the sixth and last Patriarch of Chán…

An evening with Carl Lewis and another in a park

I attended a Meet and Greet event with the legendary Carl Lewis here a few days ago. The invite hinted of a one-hour event and i naturally was curious about how it would pan out. When asked why he never ran the 400 meters, he replied, Coz i ran the 100m! He spoke of his…