“When we simply allow ourselves to fully feel our feelings as they come, we tend to let them go easily.” — Deborah Norris (Mindfulness Researcher)
As I start to integrate my mindfulness practice into my daily life, it allows me to release any tension or resistance that is coming up physically, mentally or emotionally. I begin to understand the power of fully allowing things in, and out, just like our breath — we don’t let just a little bit in and hold onto it!
The problem with most of us is our resistance to feel or face difficult emotions in…
Have you ever observed the movement of waves on the ocean, how it rolls up against the shores and effortlessly plunges back far and wide, out into the vast ocean space? It’s deeply mesmerizing and yet insightful for us.
What if we stopped resisting what comes our way?
What if we sit with it and witness the space we are in?
It’s the true nature within us and the path to how we can live with more ease and peace each day. It’s so easy to focus on what we don’t want, but as you change the language you use…
Take the plunge you’ve been wanting to take. Whether it is a career transition, a big life decision, or something you wish to explore, you are more ready than you realise. Limitations are nothing but the boundaries our belief systems have in place for us. And fears? Don’t fight it, befriend with it.
They will always be there but it should not stop you from taking small, progressive actions. When you realise fears are nothing but a survival mechanism in-built in our age-old brains, you can start taking small steps outside of your comfort zones.
A simple analogy would be…
This is the fundamental human truth.
We all want to be loved, be cared for, and be heard. But there are so many things that get in the way. We need to start simplifying things, detoxing the toxic culture we have created in a world full of instantaneous rewards and pleasure. It all starts by having mutual respect and heart conversations with one another.
I love the spontaneous conversations I strike up with random strangers, and getting to know their stories. I love observing children play and interact with each other, as that’s the true nature of us; curiosity and…
Ever met someone and just feel like you immediately connect and are on the same wavelength? That’s a simple example of intuition at work; that subtle sense of knowing that something is right, or wrong for you.
Recent conversations sparked me to look further into exploring and breaking down the concept of intuition. It also prompted me to reflect on how as a society we have progressed in so many ways in terms of technology advancements, and yet failed to utilise such a powerful tool we have within us.
In this day and age, we turn to Google. We get…
“But I can’t say no… What will they think of me?”
Sounds familiar? Welcome to the people pleaser club. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. It’s a learned behaviour that we may only come to the self-awareness to change at a later stage in life.
Perhaps you might feel like you’ve been tired of living this way but don’t know how to start saying no as all you’ve ever known is saying yes and being the ‘nice person’. But there is a fine line to pleasing others, being ‘nice’ at the expense of sacrificing your own needs and wants.
Change is scary. I know. But change is also beautiful and evolving; it means you are learning, growing and moving through new chapters of your life. But what comes and trip us up is the resistance and discomfort during change. Sometimes, it almost feels too much to handle and we want to shrink back to where we were, somewhere comfortable and familiar.
As I navigate through several careers, personal and even location changes this year, I’ve had to constantly reposition myself and look at the bigger picture. Sometimes we get really caught up in emotions, be it the fear, the…
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” — John F. Kennedy
Stress, worried or confused? Congratulations, this is part of the human experience. What’s more important is how we choose to respond to the challenges and problems that arise in our daily lives, and not reacting to it in a habitual way (anger, frustration etc.) by being more conscious and mindful of our actions and behaviour. That is the difference and the true path to finding more peace each day.
Just like in nature, everything we put…
Top tips from a Musician and Once-a-procrastinator
How does one stay motivated and creative?
How can I create work at a sustainable pace and not feel guilty for not producing work?
These are some of the most common questions creatives face and I have personally battled with. However, I’m proud to say that writing on Medium has been one of my most consistent creative habits and I had never missed a single week ever since I started writing during lockdown last year.
Amongst my other creative pursuits in painting, art and music, writing has been the only habit I could…
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”― William Faulkner
It felt scary and risky.
How can it be that even when we discovered something is no longer what we want anymore, but yet it’s so difficult to let go? It’s the identity, the story that has been ingrained in us since young, the patterns of behaviour that put us on cycles of people-pleasing and living on expectations of others until the inner voice gets louder and louder and we cannot ignore it anymore.
We are used to aiming for big shiny…