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Connecting to my Abundance: Trip to India
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A trip to India connecting me with roots is always nourishing and rejuvenating. This time I also have the privilege of spending time with mummy. It connected me with one more time yet with an abundance of experiences, moments, family, … Read More

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Spacious Awareness
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I am spacious awareness. Just as a cloud or bubble emerges in the sky and passes through, my body sensations, thoughts, and feelings dissolve in the spacious awareness without leaving any trace. They come and go. I simply observe them … Read More

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The Magic of the Kaleidoscope
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The kaleidoscope is an optical instrument we learned and made in science class in elementary school to see incredibly vibrant, colorful images. The kaleidoscope is also our real-life with its evolving patterns of colors, stories, dreams, goals, challenges, agonies, and … Read More

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Clarify: Take off my Thinking Shades: Ten Nuggets
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An excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Our thoughts can act like shades, our dream glasses. When we have them, we see dream family, dream job, dream colleagues, dream partners, dream friends, etc. We can live in a dream present for a dream future. Without knowin

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I am Quiet
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I am quiet. I have been that way all my life. What does it mean for my communication? In this blog post, I am sharing my journey with communication and the role of emotional development along the way. I am sharing my experiences, perspective, and a book that has made a strong impression. I am an en

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My Brain is Plastic!
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A few years ago, I picked up a very insightful book on neuroplasticity. What did I learn? What are my thoughts on this topic? I will start with my experience of learning harmonium in my early twenties. My Baby Steps with Harmonium We have a portable harmonium about 2.5′ x 1′ x 1′

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Dear Pappa: પ્રિય પપ્પા
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August 30, 2005 – it has been sixteen years now since we lost the physical presence of pappa. I am adding a few additional words this year (2021), first in Gujarati, and after that in English. આ વખતે મેં થોડા … Read More

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I Enjoy the Music
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Dear family, friends: While staying home and social distancing to do our bit to deal with the pandemic, I read a few insightful articles on social solidarity to be there for each other in a supportive way. I read a few good ideas and saw some videos about having a sense of gratitude for the many po

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SMILES with the Smile Cards
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[Note: I originally wrote this on ServiceSpace feed.]   The idea of using Smile Cards sounded really good the moment I heard of it. It sounded fun. It took me a while before I actually used a Smile Card, or as the card says, I tagged someone. I decided to tag someone first time while walking

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A New Earth
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I read Ekhart Tolle’s A New Earth over the winter break. It gave me a new perspective to look at everything in life. What did I learn? Tolle focuses on consciousness in the book. It’s the universal energy that different people, cultures acknowledge and recognize in a number of different ways –

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