Two Weeks

by Shervin on December 21, 2020

With holidays, there is always a question: what are you planning to do the next two weeks? Last week, a friend asked me that question. I did not have a fixed plan. I could work or take some time off, take it easy, watch movies and listen to podcasts. Later, I pondered, would I do […]


The Day

by Shervin on December 7, 2020

We sometimes seek approval from outside to feel worthy and loved. Poem below reflects on when we decide to change the focus of our seeking.                                —————————————————— The day that I connected with the one who has always walked in my shoes. The day that I connected with the one who has always laughed and […]


Emotional Attachment

by Shervin on November 22, 2020

The word attachment feels hot and the word detachment feels cold and impersonal. They both may be used as a tool for survival and both are not healthy in the long term. I like to focus on emotional attachment. Emotional attachment may seem kind, warm and caring. Too much emotional attachment, especially in a group […]


Our Relationships

by Shervin on November 8, 2020

All of our joys and hurts are due to our relationships! Why would anyone want to be in a hurtful relationship? It does not logically make sense. Take an inventory of your hurtful relationships in the past (or at the present). What were the common themes? Were you able to express yourself freely? Did you […]


Forgiveness: An Act of Self-love

by Shervin on October 25, 2020

Let go and become peaceful. Letting go of certain events and behaviors are easy, but some are not. We can easily let go of the behavior of a stranger than a friend or a family member. Why? Because we have invested more time in such relationships. As a result, we have more expectations. We may verbally […]


How Are You Using Your Gifts?

by Shervin on October 11, 2020

Why are humans in general “superior” to animals? It is due to the proper use of their gift of mind/memory and imagination. When humans use their mind and imagination correctly, they can create magnificent things and help many.   What makes humans one of the most miserable creatures on the Earth?  It is due to the abuse […]


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 […]