My Word For 2018


Reflections on 2017

These prompts really make me think. It’s refreshing. That a few phrases or words can help us to reflect on life. Why all this reflecting? Why can’t you just lead life? I know that these are the questions that might come up in you, dear reader. A reader wrote to me saying that I am […]

December 31, 2017

Thank You For


Reflections on 2017

I think this year was a beautiful year of lessons and learning. In many ways, when I look back at my life, and I know that I am going to reach the half-way point of 80 soon, then I feel that every year has been a cornucopia of lessons and dreams that morphed into reality. […]

December 30, 2017

My Eyes


Reflections on 2017

When I was a child, (not that I am not one now), I had to wear thick glasses. Those were the times when lens technology was not as advanced as now. I was shortsighted with a high myopic “power” as we used to call it. I hated those glasses. I was called a “soda-buddi,” and […]

December 29, 2017

My Wish For 2018


Reflections on 2017

Wishes. Dreams. Desires. These three words are what we hinge our happiness on. If our wishes, dreams, or desires come true, we are happy. If not, we set ourselves up to a lifetime of unfulfilled lack and wants. The more I study happiness and joy, the more I realize that we set ourselves up for […]

December 28, 2017

2017 Taught Me


Reflections on 2017

Why do we condense our life into years? Over the years, I have been grappling with the paradoxical illusion of Time. This time that we spend so much time worrying about! There! That rotten piece of writing full of unbidden puns! I know that time really doesn’t exist. That this thing we call past, present, […]

December 27, 2017

Evening


Reflections on 2017

For a morning person like me, evenings are just an invitation to the approaching lull of sleep. All my working life, I used to go home early. By 5 PM, I would be off. I rarely attended meetings that were held later than that. One was that I believe that it’s enough to give eight […]

December 26, 2017

Today Is


Reflections on 2017

Just another day. Every day, I wake up with the faint shreds of a dream lingering in my mind. I shake off the cobwebs, shrug, and stretch myself to my morning one-hour meditation. Some days, I remember the dream. Some days, I only remember the feeling of the dream. Many many days, even as I […]

December 25, 2017

Stillness


Reflections on 2017

Whenever I get up early in the morning, I am always struck by the utter quiet of the world around. If you are not the sort who gets up at 5 AM or even earlier, then you probably wouldn’t know what I am talking about. But here’s what I love about the early mornings. Just […]

December 24, 2017

Secret


Reflections on 2017

Someone I met recently told me that I am very open on this blog. I smiled to myself. What else should I be? I have no reason to cloak my beautiful, pitiful self in the shallow praise of social media. So, what can I tell you as a secret that I haven’t already revealed on […]

December 23, 2017