“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~Marcus Aurelius
I am at a place in my life where I am able to slow down and momentarily pause. After a year and a half, I have completed my dissertation and am less than a month away from officially becoming a doctor of clinical psychology. Every now and then it is important to stop to appreciate and reflect on our life’s journey. We must make a conscious decision to be fully present when facing life defining moments. Learn to be happy and content now. Don’t rush to set another future goal that will only reward you with future happiness. It is a cycle that is difficult to break, but we should try to live life in short spurts followed by reflective pauses instead of never ending loops with…
I do remember asking him (God) to send me someone like a guru, there were so many healing techniques available which left me confused and so I wanted to know which one is the right one. I was wondering whether he would be cross with me or not, asking him for the “guru”. I met… Continue reading The day I met heaven
I remember laying there, while she was tucking me in, thinking I will never tell anybody about my experience with her, staying with a healer, people would laugh at me, they would not understand. I imagined them asking me: ‘So what did you do with her?’ Nothing much, I was just learning about forgiveness and… Continue reading Pick yourself up
I will never forget the day when I was sitting in my oncologist’s office, wondering, how I am going to tell him that I do not want his treatment because I decided instead to save myself by learning how to forgive. He had six months of strong chemotherapy planned for me, mainly because he could… Continue reading A story of a toxic heart
I knew what was expected from me. Only there was no force left in me to be strong, no patience left to listen to the same old story about my courage, no more belief left in happy endings. I was not prepared to endure any more pitiful looks, to be the youngest patient or to… Continue reading Why did I refuse chemotherapy the second time?
Imagine you meet the person you are having difficulty with somewhere out on the street, in lift or bar. Would you be able to go up to him/her and greet them without being overwhelmed by negative emotions? Or would you instead go all tense because all your hurt and supressed emotions would come to the surface?
I was at the birthday party one Saturday, as I sat on the bench at the back of the garden I realised that nearly every person reminds me of someone I have met in my life. Looking at the people I hardly knew I did not see strangers, quite the opposite I could see features… Continue reading Throw a party in your heart