Acceptance is different from Tolerance. Acceptance leads to dissolution of conflicts.
Relating beyond labels..
We find it more convenient to relate to labels – a husband, a wife, a child etc…Labels/words have pre- conceived associations in our minds and we relate to them, rather than the actual reality.Thus, we relate only to images in our minds, not to reality as it is. A recognition of this enables real relationships […]
Had to organize a funeral recently for a neighbor. Was aghast to find a reasonably young guy there checking with me whether the funeral pyre at the cemetery was one reserved for Brahmins!!! When I ignored him, he actually went up to the professional helpers at the cemetery and checked out with them. So much […]
Have always felt that positive thinking is an over-rated, cosmetic approach to situations.At a deeper level, it does help to fake it till you make it.That is part of the breakthrough from deep within..to live from within what one truly sees as oneself irrespective of external challenges and situations.Here, the outer world manifests from the […]
Can we do something, together?
The status of the elderly in today’s society is pathetic. The need to feel needed is an important human need for a dignified life and they are becoming increasingly irrelevant in this context. I see this as an increasing kind of abuse where an entire class of people is becoming irrelevant. Their conventional social roles […]