• travel

    The Downside of WorkAway

    Intention To analyse how challenging it can be to receive orders/directions/suggestions from someone else when there is no payment involved. The psychology of working for less than the minimum requirements to sustain life; hence spending savings while working. Everything is going pretty smoothly around here from what I see… so what do you need me for? Seriously if it’s not me that you need, then you need not tell me what to do. Allow me to do what it is that I do, rather than asking me to be someone else (probably the someone else that you want me to be). Value what I do, rather than expecting me to…

  • travel

    WorkAway and its Benefits for You and Me Both

    How to arrive at a situation where the work carries personal benefit for me and is beneficial to others? Find what is beneficial to me and put it in one circle. Find what is beneficial to others and put it in another circle. Find the cross-section of the 2 and develop this. Be careful about the outer regions: that which is beneficial only to me or beneficial only to others, are the placements in these regions seeking attention but not receiving? Attaching to the ‘beneficial to me’ circle can be a circle for ‘detrimental to others’ so as to isolate the things that may need to be done in private…

  • Yoga & Meditation

    The Invisible Ostrich: Part 1

    My first experience of Vipassana meditation was in Dehradun in April of 2017. Between that time and August of the same year I practiced irregularly and without specific intention with regards to frequency or duration of each session. While on a trip to see family in Canada I began connecting with the importance of this practice, and I realized that it was something I could gift to myself. Meditation is most beneficial for the self. It also springs outward and can be beneficial for others, but truly it starts inside. It has been a way to give time to myself, something I had been asking for and have been receiving…

  • Yoga & Meditation

    May I not suffer

      When I thirst, may I not suffer When I hunger, may I not suffer When I itch (when she’s a bitch), may I not suffer When I suffer, may I remember the breath May my suffering be brief When my suffering continues, may I remember the breath When the mind wanders, may I not suffer When there is pain, may I not suffer When ill, may I not suffer When I suffer, take care to observe and forgive the expressions or repressions When relief comes, may I not suffer When the pleasure is so brief, may I not suffer When I long for more, may I not suffer When…