March 26, 2017

Let’s get out of our minds!

I heard someone say : ‘Everything that starts as fun in my life, turns into a reason for my sadness later’. She, like most of us, thinks based on the most basic model of happiness and its opposite passed on to us over years and generations. The model that has been created by us. Graphically it would look like a simple sine wave – with crests forming our happy moments and troughs forming the unhappy ones. As children we seemingly go through the model as well, however we don’t analyze it much then and just move on very quickly without dwelling on our […]
March 5, 2017

Thanking you, yours lovingly!

Last evening before putting by son to bed, I asked him to say a little prayer with me. Well, not exactly a prayer from any of the holy books. But I asked him to just think about his day and thank for all the things he liked. So he started by thanking his recent spring holidays, his school, his friends, his teacher, his playground, the neighbor’s cat, Paw Patrol cartoon on TV etc. The more things he said, the more he thought of and he just wouldn’t stop. For him it was probably turning into yet another game of silliness to postpone […]
November 29, 2016

Life – lost and found

(Also published on the Elephant Journal) A few days ago I lost my phone. It was on silent mode, hence I couldn’t call from another phone and locate it. I had used it that same evening to order pizza. But I couldn’t remember for the life of me where I had left it. So I kept looking for it frantically. One hour. Many hours. Feeling some sort of separation anxiety. Finally I got tired and went to bed, hoping the next morning would bring better news. That day I had been going through existential anxiety bouts since morning. What am […]