On the path of spirituality and enlightened living, since we strive to get into the mode of trusting, having faith, and being fearless, we try to distance ourselves from fear. And when we feel fear, we often see this as a sign of spiritual weakness.
But is it possible that fear can actually serve us in some way? (more…)
A million words can be said about love. And yet the true experience of love lies way beyond anything we can say about it. Love is ultimately beyond words and always escapes the grasp of the mind.
Love has a million expressions, and it flows into infinite forms and experiences. Yet just behind the myriad of manifestations, love is at the very essence of who we are. (more…)
A subscriber recently asked me what’s with the name “BrightForwardLIFE” so I thought I’d share that answer here too.
(If you missed it: BrightForwardLIFE is the name of my other website. Soon I’d like to create a digital magazine with this focus, and a podcast show too. (You can read more about it here. )
I used the words “Bright” and “Forward” together, as I feel the combination of these two words represents both my journey and my vision. (more…)
If you’re a freelancer or entrepreneur working on your own, you probably wish it was easier to bounce ideas around with others and get feedback. While being a solo-preneur has many advantages, one of the drawbacks is that you often don’t have peers for the cross-pollination of ideas and the mutual sharing of knowledge and experience.
Working on my own, this is something I’ve experienced over the years, and so I devised a few novel ways to engage with others for mutual benefit. Today I will share these with you. (more…)
This is a feature article I first wrote for the Life Coaching Inisights website. It is a topic which is close to my heart – the message that the path of spirituality and material engagement are not separate paths. These pursuits are not mututally exclusive. They can overlap perfectly and harmoniously. Here’s how…
Traditionally we are accustomed to seeing the pursuit of success and wealth as completely divergent from the path of self-development and spirituality. Consciously or subconsciously we tend to divide our pursuits into two broad categories: inner development and outer achievement. But when we take a closer look, we see that both pursuits can be aspects of the same path.
My thanks go to Devin Iyer, my friend and erstwhile business partner, who wrote this intriguing article for this week’s Blog post. You can find out more about Devin and how to contact him, at the bottom of the post. (more…)
The concept and phenomenon we call “ownership” has always seemed rather strange to me.
Take land ownership for example: if the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, and you are – say- 50 years old, how can you truly OWN a piece of the earth?! Let me write that slightly differently to show the absurdity of it: how can something which is 50 years old actually possess something which is 4,500,000,000 years old! That would be like a 1 minute old bacterial cell on your fingernail claiming ownership of you! (more…)