Finding Home

The mind, as how a kindred spirit puts it is like a frog’s tongue, spitting out of the month continuously, to stick on any bug; or thing, in the mind’s case; to put it in its mouth. It is constantly contacting something, as in anything that is outside of itself in search for something. Not…

The Child

Dealing with the mind is like dealing with a child. Much care has to be put into the act. When the mind is in a delusional state and once aware of it, we can lead it to inquiry instead of identifying with it further. It is like a child who has fallen from the swing…

Need to Become

Whether I am needing you, or you are needing me, it is not really a need arising for you or for me as in form. It looks like it is for different things, for different purposes; but in truth, it is all just a need to become. Whether it is: I need you to fulfil…

Healing the Abandoned

Abandonment is a good old friend of mine and is an ancient pain residing in most of us. Abandonment is experienced through parents leaving children, man leaving woman or vice versa, friends leaving friends and etc, even in death; which most of us, lifetime after lifetime experience in different roles. Ask any persons whom their…

Pessimism about the World

Our pessimism about the world is the mirror image of our indictment of ourselves. If we have not learned to hold our fear compassionately and look without judgment on the shadowy aspects of ourselves, we cannot look at the world with acceptance or compassion. ~ Paul Ferrini ~

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Walking with Pain

We can never escape from the myriads of emotions that arise in our day-to-day living. While we welcome pleasant feelings such as happiness, joyfulness and peace, we on the other hand very much detest the opposite kind of feelings such as sadness, insecurity, anger, aversion and etc. We all know why we detest these feelings…

Reclaiming Self

There was a day quite some time back which I had experienced a mixture of shame, sadness, anger, hurt, love, appreciation, support and encouragement. I purposefully worded out the negative emotions first because I understand that it is these emotions which are usually more overwhelming than the others in anyone’s world, including mine. But when…