Category Archives: Being Present

Self-Acceptance

Last week, I pondered on a serious question. Do I accept myself with all of my perceived “shortcomings”? Have I accepted my ‘shortcomings’ such as: fear, impatience, need for connection, or supper sensitivity without judging myself as defective? Is my acceptance … Continue reading

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What Do You Need?

What do you need? This is one of the most intimate questions we may ask ourselves or others. It is a much different question than what are your plans for the future or questions to reflect on the past, which are mental … Continue reading

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World Events

These days we may feel sad, angry, disappointed and helpless due to news of the events. We also may feel inspired by the courage, bravery, sacrifice and resiliency of people mentioned in the news. The other day, I realized my … Continue reading

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Partners in the Tango of Life

We often want to eliminate the bad and the ugly. However, the experience of good and desirable things in life are mostly possible due to the existence of their opposite. The bad and ugly is like a flashlight in a … Continue reading

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What is Your Focus on?

How we see the world, and where our focus is on, determines how we interact with the world. Our perspective determines our thoughts and actions. We can observe people and most importantly ourselves to get insights about our perspectives. Consider … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Do Your Best?

What does it mean to do your best and go with the flow? Does it mean to accept whatever is in front of you and deal with it? Most of the time the answer is YES and sometimes the answer … Continue reading

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Feeling of Death and Re-birth

Have you ever felt that you have died and then are re-birthed? I experienced the duality of two feelings at its peak last weekend. I have had my belongings in storage for the past six years in Austin, Texas. Last … Continue reading

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Freedom and Safety

We choose between freedom and safety every day. Some of the reasons for choosing safety can be our current responsibilities, our health, our upbringings or fear of the unknown. As we mature and our responsibilities change, we may lose the … Continue reading

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What are you focusing on?

What have you been preoccupied with and focusing on lately? This is a worthwhile question to ask every day. A good friend of mine sent me a lively tango video of two cute elderly couples dancing tango in an open … Continue reading

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Two Mantras

Have you been in situations that your mind was racing and you were offended about something that someone had said or done? How did you resolve such situations? The way that I have resolved such situations lately is doing two … Continue reading

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Welcome Home!

In many traditions holding on to anger, hate, jealousy, judgement, regret, worry, self-pity, and shame are prohibited. Why? Because it hurts the person physically, emotionally and spiritually. Most of us have forgotten our natural state of peace and joy, therefore, … Continue reading

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Your Life is Precious

You have heard that life is precious and we need to appreciate it. But why, if most of the time we feel less than great about our lives. It is because we have taken many things for granted. Have you … Continue reading

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