Survival Mode

by Shervin on September 28, 2020

Have you wondered why people do things that are not in their best interest? They may even agree that their behavior is not healthy and still do it! It is like something else drives them. What if this driving force is the need for “survival”? If you are lost in a jungle and you feel […]


Do You Love Yourself?

by Shervin on September 13, 2020

For some of us, this topic may be an abstract subject or be considered a selfish discussion. Let us consider a loving relationship among two people. What are some outcomes of such a relationship? • They bring the best in each other • They attempt to reduce pain and stress in each other • They […]


Be True to Yourself

by Shervin on August 30, 2020

For a minute, imagine that you are a small Sun. What are your roles and responsibilities? Will you stop shining if you are surrounded by dark clouds? Will you please others at the expense of deviating from your essence? Will you be anyone other than yourself? Imagine what the Sun in our solar system goes […]


Preserving Your High Vibration

by Shervin on August 16, 2020

These days, with unusual chaos and uncertainty, it is becoming obvious that keeping a high vibration is requirement for thriving at spiritual, mental and physical level. High vibration is a natural state when you are connected to your core and essence (knowing self). This usually requires regularly sitting in silence and observing your thoughts. Imagine […]


Love and Respect

by Shervin on August 3, 2020

Do love and respect go together? Can you love yourself and have no respect for self? Can you love  the environment and not to respect it by damaging it? Can you love someone and not show respect by not being present with them? What are different aspects of respect? Listening Being present Empathy Honesty Help […]


Sources of Energy Drain

by Shervin on July 21, 2020

We have a finite amount of energy and we need to preserve our energy as much as possible. The higher our energy, the more loving, happy and calm we are. We are also more productive in such a state. I have found  that the things I enjoy doing not only does not drain my energy […]


Change and Chaos

by Shervin on July 6, 2020

How do we respond in times of change and chaos? Put it mildly, many things are uncertain. Many of pillars that we rested our peace of mind on may be gone or crumbling. We may dread watching the news. Our friends may not be as social as before. We may feel emotionally and physically exhausted. […]


Love and Action

by Shervin on June 21, 2020

“Love without action is meaningless and action without love is irrelevant.” – Deepak Chopra Action and love need to go together (with awareness) for our spiritual growth. What are some actions related to love? · Acceptance of the other person- it is not about fixing them. · Being present with them. · Being vulnerable to verbalize your love […]


Tribute To A Friend

by Shervin on June 7, 2020

Last Wednesday, a friend texted me with a sad news. He broke the shocking news that our common friend, Balmiki, who I have worked with in two companies – has unexpectedly passed away. Bakmiki, was one of my few friends who I had at my work.  We had common passion for nature, photography and poetry. […]


How Sovereign Are You?

by Shervin on May 26, 2020

How much outside events influence your mental, emotional and spiritual state? You are sovereign if we know yourself. This is more than knowing what personality type you are. This is about experiencing yourself to the core. Knowing self is like being a tree rooted deeply in the earth. Winds of criticism, job loss, failures, rejections […]


On Manipulation

by Shervin on May 10, 2020

Manipulation is a way to control and direct others to have a certain desired behavior. Some reasons for manipulation is lack of effective communication, lack of awareness and lack of honesty. Some tactics used for manipulation are: Fear/mis-information Urgency Shame Guilt Various forms of Rewards If we are not conscious, we all will participate in […]


How to Respond

by Shervin on April 28, 2020

Imagine something unexpected happens. Your travel plans get cancelled. Your income is reduced, or an unexpected illness is encountered. The default reaction is to get very upset and say why me? It does not seem to be fair! You have gone through a lot already and this was the last thing you needed. Your every […]


Reminders to self

by Shervin on April 12, 2020

Everyone is under stress and they have unique way of dealing with their own stress. Our coping mechanisms are different. Some coping mechanism are stickier (negatively impacts others more) than others. We all are feeling fear, anger, regret, grief during this challenging times and nobody is immune to such feelings. The only control we have […]


The Invisible

by Shervin on March 30, 2020

The invisible enemy or friend? The enemy who is everywhere and nowhere. The enemy who is not detected by your normal senses. The enemy who does not discriminate based on language or color or wealth. The enemy who can bring physical death and pain. The enemy who physically separates you from friends and family. The enemy who […]


Dealing With Our New Reality

by Shervin on March 23, 2020

It is like a bad movie or perhaps a dream that we want to wake up from. Is it real? Things has changed so quickly.  It is hard to believe. We are pushed to take our life situation moment to moment to maintain our peace and sanity. It is scary, if you are not used […]


Game of Life

by Shervin on March 8, 2020

Living is about experiencing life events with courage and humility. One can be ‘alive’ and still not be living. What makes us alive is breaking the walls of fear and observing experience of who we are and who we are not. It is a game! Would you want to have a friend/mentor that has never failed […]


Life Purpose

by Shervin on February 24, 2020

What is my life purpose? This is a question that sooner or later comes up and we like to have a heartfelt answer for it. “I am getting older and still do not know what I want and what purpose I have.” “What used to make me happy, no longer does. Why am I here?” […]


Expectations and Happiness

by Shervin on February 9, 2020

What kind of expectations do you have? Extent of our expectations determine how happy we are. Look at the couple of few items that made you upset and kept you upset. Were there related to some forms of expectations from others? Why do we have expectations from others? We like to be treated like we […]


Do We Value Truth?

by Shervin on January 30, 2020

At what point do we appreciate truth? I believe that most people support the truth mostly if it does not harm them. Will a lawyer seek truth at expense of his client’s freedom?  Will a political party change its position because of discovering the truth?  Will people at work speak the truth when they perceive their […]


Unmet Needs

by Shervin on January 13, 2020

We know nutritious food, exercise, meditation, laughter are all good for us. We also know certain behaviors are not good for us. When we mention to our friends or family, “You know this is good for you, why you do not do it?”, We hear, “I know!”. Why we do not do things that benefits […]