Changes are exciting when they are along expected or desirable lines. But they don’t always do. Life doesn’t follow our own well written script where everything happens at the “right” time, where nothing goes wrong and we live happily ever after. Changes always call for some readjustments. What is most difficult is that they come…

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We live in a time of tremendous changes. The extent, type and pace of change are breathtaking as well as terrifying. There are the familiar stages and changes of life – birth, growing up, marriage, childbirth, aging, dying – and the common themes of distance, separation, break up of relationships, career changes, unemployment, relocation, illnesses…

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We were all quite happily talking about global warming until recently and were hardly thinking of an impending global financial meltdown. But here it is, and we seem to be rather clueless about the dimensions of the problems as well as a way out of this. Our first impulse in difficult situations is to look…

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We are facing an unprecedented crisis that is affecting all areas of life – business, politics, religion, work, finances, society, family and relationships. The depression, loss of confidence, fear and confusion that have set in are affecting people all over the world. While there is an insistent clamour for change, there is also a growing…

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The change business is a  multi-billion dollar industry. Leave aside the cosmetic business, weight  reduction programmes and so on for a moment. Consider only the ones  that promise to take away suffering and give us peace, remove our  neuroses and replace it with self-actualization, or move people from a  painful inner state to a desired…

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Civil War At the end of a discussion about the conflicts and tensions that people encounter, a participant asked, “What in your experience is the root cause of our conflicts?” “We’re disturbed because we run away from who we are and try to become who we are not,” the sage replied. “We keep attempting to…

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HEALING To a distressed person who came to him for help, the Master said, “Do you really want a cure?” “If I did not, would I bother to come to you?” “Oh yes. Most people do.” “What for?” “Not for a cure. That’s painful. For relief.” To his disciples the Master said, “People who want…

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