Open and Shut case

Published: Mar 25th, 2021 09:01 pmSUBRAMANI

The Mind loses its ability to make you unhappy!Yes, it is possibleOnly when you stop hearing and following the stories that your mind keep telling about people, things, and situations!Practice Self Awareness to ...

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The Story of a Broken Pot

Published: Mar 24th, 2021 11:07 amSUBRAMANI

Are you broke in some dimension of life?ORDo you know of someone in such a situation?Then read theStory of a broken pot.Can anyone celebrate a broken pot?I did when I spotted the broken pot just across the stree...

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Koel and Crow

Published: Mar 23rd, 2021 01:33 pmSUBRAMANI

KoelPleasant koo-OooLay eggs in crow’s nest.CrowRattling cawsTakes care of Koel’s eggs!****Now, draw your own inferences!.....Those inferences are pointers to your mindset!Now you know your mindset,Set your mind!!...

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Standing like a Tree!

Published: Mar 11th, 2021 01:43 pmSUBRAMANI

Standing like a tree!Have you ever observed the tree keenly?The blowing wind may cause it to sway and its leaves to rustle up.When there is no wind, entire tree is standing still. There may be activities like bi...

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Tee off your unhappiness!

Published: Mar 11th, 2021 01:40 pmSUBRAMANI

Tee off your unhappiness!Have you observed why we get into unhappiness?It’s not about the difficult people, things and the situations.Unhappiness arises from the story that the mind keep telling about the people,...

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Greatest achievement in Life!

Published: Feb 17th, 2021 11:27 amSUBRAMANI

Just 2 minutes was enough to find the life purpose!Few years ago my school mate @pradeep Khannur had landed in Bangalore from Singapore on his way to his home town.Every time, when he returned for holidays we us...

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Which FLAW do you embrace?

Published: Feb 16th, 2021 03:28 pmSUBRAMANI

Soon after my engineering graduation, I got a job in Bangalore.However, my happiness ended after reporting for the duty!Reason?I was not able to speak in English and even the office boy was speaking in English! M...

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How to Outsmart your Smart phone?

Published: Feb 8th, 2021 10:37 amSUBRAMANI

???????????? ???????? ???????????????????????????????? ???????????????? ???????????????????? ????????????????????!It’s difficult to keep off from those digital devices that have become our part of life.There are man...

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Why do you dither taking decisions?

Published: Feb 1st, 2021 03:33 pmSUBRAMANI

I wanted to water the plants in the back yard.Suddenly I remembered making a phone call and thought will do after the call.Call over. Then I sat down in the balcony to write the script for the video series. As I ...

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Guess who is this?

Published: Jan 22nd, 2021 06:59 pmSUBRAMANI

22nd January 1986A twenty two year old electronics engineering graduate entered the gate of PSU company to report for the duty.He didn’t know how to speak in English. He was introvert.Ego got badly hurt when placed ...

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Milestone or millstone?

Published: Jan 21st, 2021 03:42 pmSUBRAMANI

Milestones or millstones?The disappointment and elation both were in abundance in the recently concluded India Vs Australia test cricket series. It is to be noted that disappointment and elation were experienced b...

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Cape of Storms to Cape of Good Hope!

Published: Jan 18th, 2021 10:05 amSUBRAMANI

Cape of Good Hope was earlier known as cape of Storms!Storms are still the norm over there!Then why it was renamed as cape of Good Hope?We also get into the storms of thoughts and emotions in our life.Is there a...

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Container and the Content

Published: Jan 16th, 2021 09:50 amSUBRAMANI

Can you judge the content by the container?Container may look ugly, hard and haphazard.The content can be juicy, cool, delicious and healthy!The container that I am referring to is - combination of body, sensory...

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Destination is here and now!

Published: Jan 13th, 2021 04:20 pmSUBRAMANI

Where is my destination and how to reach it?Destination is HERE & NOW!However, to reach it, we have to travel far and wide!Therein lies the paradox of Life.To accept the paradox is to be in meditation!Most ...

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Is it possible to be in the PRESENT all the time?

Published: Jan 13th, 2021 04:11 pmSUBRAMANI

Is it possible to be in the PRESENT all the time?In my experience being in the Present every NOW and then is easier and practicable in order to enjoy the family life / professional life / social life!So it is nec...

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Published: Jan 4th, 2021 10:47 amSUBRAMANI

“Stop being positive!And avoiding negative!” Said Suswasa while addressing a group of people.Here is the gist of his talk.Consider a cell for instance. It is a store house of energy!But nothing happens until the...

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Published: Jan 4th, 2021 10:43 amSUBRAMANI

I am the BOSS and I have permission to say so!We have come across this quote quite often and chuckled at it also!The word BOSS is a much maligned word these days, in order to make LEADER, Leadership more appealin...

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Mother of all New Year Resolutions!

Published: Dec 1st, 2020 10:26 amSUBRAMANI

???????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ???????????? ???????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????!Today is December and the beginning of search for the New Year resolutions!I too had convers...

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Importance of MA & PAPA!

Published: Nov 28th, 2020 05:55 pmSUBRAMANI

Mere paas ???????? hai, I blurted out during a heated argument.I wanted to impress with this famous dialog from the movie Deewaar!Pat came the reply from Suswasa;Mere paas ???????????????? hai!????racticing ????ware...

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With whom you like to get coached?

Published: Nov 28th, 2020 05:47 pmSUBRAMANI

With whom do you like to get coached?It’s imperative to have mentors and coaches in our journey of progressing in life.Here are those two types;1. A person who is on the journey and ready to accompany you.2. A perso...

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Let Go!

Published: Oct 31st, 2020 05:52 pmSUBRAMANI

Let Go!What is it? Everyone is exhorting to let go. What to let go and why let go?Let go of expectations, fear, negativity?Mere reading / listening / watching about letting go will not make any sense. Let’s unders...

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Leadership is all about I, I & I

Published: Oct 29th, 2020 03:57 pmSUBRAMANI

“Leadership is all about ????, ???? and ????.”Isn’t it turning ethos of leadership on its head?No! let’s look at that statement closely.???????????????????????????????????????????? :What is my source of inspiration?...

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What do you eat, breathe and sleep?

Published: Oct 24th, 2020 04:34 pmSUBRAMANI

Are you eating, sleeping and breathing something?How does it feel to eat, sleep and breathe something?You are fascinated, engrossed and involved totally into that something, when you say ‘I eat, sleep and breathe’ r...

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How to focus on actionable thoughts?

Published: Oct 20th, 2020 03:42 pmSUBRAMANI

Why it seems difficult to have attention on thoughts? Because, the very nature of thought is to split into opposite polarities with every sensory perception! And lot of comparison adds up to that! That's ho...

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Live like as if there is no tomorrow?

Published: Oct 19th, 2020 05:25 pmSUBRAMANI

"Live as if there is no tomorrow"is an oft quoted motivational byte!Let's look deep into this!If at all there is a hope, from where it originates?Tomorrow!We are cutting off that hope through "Live as if there is no...

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Senorita - The Present moment!

Published: Sep 26th, 2020 12:21 amSUBRAMANI

Hello friends,This is the second video in the series of songs of stillness!The beautiful song ‘Senorita’ from Zindagi Na milegi Dobara is another favourite of mine with pointers to deeper dimensions!Enjoy the clipp...

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Published: Sep 22nd, 2020 10:12 pmSUBRAMANI

Hello Friends,We all like and enjoy movie songs. I am always fascinated by the deeper dimensions that they tend to point in such a simple and entertaining way!Here’s my attempt at decoding those pointers. Please l...

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Published: Sep 17th, 2020 03:34 pmSUBRAMANI

I like to share the story behind insights from the sketchy sketch!During my schooling days, I used to get bored of drawing classes and somehow I never had an affinity towards drawing/painting!However, in the recent ...

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You are an ACE already!

Published: Sep 16th, 2020 05:02 pmSUBRAMANI

Hello Friends,We all strive and aspire to be champions in whatever we do. However, we somehow forget the fact that we are already an ACE. That’s because we overlook our true identity!You will find a way to access ou...

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Published: Sep 11th, 2020 11:13 amSUBRAMANI

AWARENESS LESSON FROM EARTH MOVING INSECTOne day afternoon as I was observing the plants, weeds and all that is in the backyard, I observed there were some holes in the ground!But I could not get any clue on it o...

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Non- Doing!

Published: Sep 6th, 2020 01:47 pmSUBRAMANI

Surprisingly, the human race is moving towards more of doing along with the technological advances.The very purpose of use of technology is/was to reduce the mundane and repetitive jobs and relax!And our mind has ac...

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Published: Sep 6th, 2020 01:41 pmSUBRAMANI

REALITY CHECK!Do I remain in happiness always – NO!Do I lose my temper - YES!Do I get into anxious moments - YES!Do I become fearful - YES!Does it make me any lesser person than I AM? – NO!Because being in meditatio...

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You too can access magic of meditation!

Published: Sep 4th, 2020 03:53 pmSUBRAMANI

Listen to Kshama’s experience of practicing being in Meditation !You too can access the magic of Meditation!And can handle your stress, anxiety, pains, fears …Being in Awareness is being in Meditation. Being in Me...

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Check out the dance of Life, the dancer!

Published: Sep 3rd, 2020 08:54 amSUBRAMANI

Life danced and the form chosen at that moment was flowering of mushroom!As I went to my balcony yesterday morning, I was treated to a beautiful sight!Stillness descended for few moments!Is it a flower ? – A stat...

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Life is the Dancer and you are the dance!

Published: Sep 2nd, 2020 06:54 pmSUBRAMANI

Life is the Dancer.You are the Dance! When I read this quote from Eckhart Tolle for the first time, I thought it should be other way round, i.e., Life is dance and I am the dancer!However, deeper reflections on a...

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What is the goal of Meditation?

Published: Aug 18th, 2020 08:45 pmSUBRAMANI

What is the goal of Meditation?Is it to be happy, calm and peaceful?Is it to gain position & possessions?Is it being in control of emotions? Is it setting and achieving goals?How to seek all of the above t...

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Self Awareness is the basis of Personality

Published: Aug 7th, 2020 10:54 amSUBRAMANI

What is the single most important thing required to build a robust, beautiful, multi-storied building?Architect’s design?Quality materials?Strong foundation?None of the above!We need Space – to lay the strong foun...

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Ponder 1

Published: Jul 30th, 2020 03:29 pmSUBRAMANI

Consider the following scenarios;1 Sailing in a peaceful pacific ocean2. Surfing through turbulent waves 3 Rafting into the river rapidsImagining the scenario 1 could evoke two extreme feelings and corresponding t...

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Published: Jul 29th, 2020 11:11 pmSUBRAMANI

One day I was walking among beautiful plants and trees while on a silent retreat. Suddenly my eye caught a butterfly flying here and there from branch to branch and from a leaf to another leaf aimlessly. But that...

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Published: Jul 27th, 2020 09:34 pmSUBRAMANI

One day I was standing at a bus-stop and glancing around. Suddenly my eyes stopped at a sign board that read MIND COMPUTER SERVICES.Then I observed there is a slow chanting happening within. Mind, Mind, Mind, Mi...

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Published: Jul 23rd, 2020 11:52 amSUBRAMANI

What is in name?It depends on the totality of perception that I hold!A name can mean lot of things or nothing at all!For example, CORONAIt can elicit fear, and afraid to move around also! Soon boredom and confusi...

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Published: Jul 21st, 2020 04:22 pmSUBRAMANI

The last few days I am posting about the Space and in continuation another post here, pulled out from my book MY FIRE WITHIN!All these articles have happened in meditative moments. Pausing, now and then, while r...

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Power of Nothing!

Published: Jul 19th, 2020 11:03 amSUBRAMANI

Power of Nothing!That’s today’s topic!!Mathematics is a subject which is most loved as well as hated one!However, it can also be a source of deep understanding of Self!After big banyan tree revealed the secret of...

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Published: Jul 16th, 2020 03:35 pmSUBRAMANI

I am fortunate to be living very close to agricultural university campus. The large open space and vegetation over there attracts lot of people to go for a walk throughout the day. I too take a stroll quite often...

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Published: Jul 10th, 2020 12:10 pmSUBRAMANI

Twinkle twinkle little starHow I wonder what you are?Nursery rhyme of yesteryearIsn’t it very familiar?As I started growing year after yearWHO AM I, became the biggest wonder!Is it BODY and what it wears?Or the S...

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Published: Jul 5th, 2020 01:13 pmSUBRAMANI

Watching the plants growing in the backyard of my rented apartment had become my daily routine. The backyard is a small patch of ground with few plants. There was a mango tree, two custard apple trees apart from thr...

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Published: Jun 27th, 2020 09:37 amSUBRAMANI

I wanted to bring out the articles from the book authored by me for a long time!Few days ago, I experimented with 'Improv' and 'pecha kucha' learning. And adopted it to exploring who am I?The Webinar 'Improv-who am ...

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Published: Jun 22nd, 2020 04:57 pmSUBRAMANI

A day in the middle of lockdown-1, turned out to be very special for two persons!I had messaged a thank you note after connecting on LinkedIn to a person. In reply, I saw the message “I need a session, getting de...

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Published: May 13th, 2020 10:22 amSUBRAMANI

We all experience rare moments once in a while that we cherish for ever! These rarest of rare moments nourish our present moments for sure! And one such rarest of the rare moment happened to me on 3rd May 2...

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Is the new normal near normal for you?

Published: May 5th, 2020 08:13 pmSUBRAMANI

It was end November 2019, and I had come up with a goal for 2020!"Gear up for 2020! Bounty in 2020! Health & wellness!And it is still valid, covid or no covid?!The ever changing new normal is near normal!The ...

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Published: May 2nd, 2020 02:49 pmSUBRAMANI

Is death a flaw in the process of Life?Before getting to that question, let's read the following obituary that I came across!Here is a person who proved how to leave a SPACE without any void!He proved we all simply...

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Published: Apr 27th, 2020 08:53 pmSUBRAMANI

VUCA is an acronym for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity!Though this terminology was originally used in armed forces communication, slowly it found its way into corporate conversations and now has...

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What happens when you read this!

Published: Apr 22nd, 2020 10:08 amSUBRAMANI

Now, are you 1. Excited? 2. Scared? or 3. Bored?Take a pause!I am referring to Sun!Now, revisit the three questions!Taking a pause from the flow of thoughts now and then is a way to being in meditation and entering ...

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Choose your WiFi

Published: Apr 22nd, 2020 09:55 amSUBRAMANI

W orry i nside F ear i nside WiFi that is! With lock down and shut downs across the world, the most accessed thing is WiFi ! WiFi takes us inside the world wide web and if there are any symptoms of wo...

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Creativity is being in Meditation!

Published: Apr 22nd, 2020 09:42 amSUBRAMANI

I am not well versed in English. I was not a creative person. And I wrote my first poem in English! More than 25 years ago, I attended my first spiritual retreat with Swami Sukhabodhananda at Nirguna mandir, Be...

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Published: Apr 8th, 2020 02:45 pmSUBRAMANI

There is hardly anyone who hasn’t suffered from allergies.I too suffered few allergies for quite a long time, in fact about 20 years!I used to develop rashes all over the body for no apparent reason!Then I starte...

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5 steps to reach to Suswasa's Space!

Published: Mar 22nd, 2020 11:27 amSUBRAMANI

Here are just five steps to reach Suswasa's Space; A space to be in wellness and joyfulness always!Let's step in there now!Observe your five breaths in the following sequence;1. As you inhale (breath in) mentally ...

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"Keep a bowl of water..."

Published: Mar 11th, 2020 04:00 pmSUBRAMANI

"Keep a bowl of water for birds in the back yard". Very simple job? Well it was not for me, for a long time! I had come across the message to help the birds many times, specifically in summer months. But few summe...

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We all come with empty hand and go with empty hand!

Published: Mar 7th, 2020 02:38 pmSUBRAMANI

I was thirsty and reached for a glass, filled it up with water and drank it. Then put that empty glass back on the table.It is quite possible for anyone reading the above line to say "it is quite an ordinary stuf...

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Published: Feb 22nd, 2020 03:51 amSUBRAMANI

We all enjoy the company of childhood friends and more so as we progress in age!Last week I met my childhood friends after a long time and enjoyed wonderful moments with them for two days!We all jumped into swimmi...

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Published: Feb 7th, 2020 09:05 pmSUBRAMANI

Candle gives the light when it comes in contact with the lighted match stick. Candle may be small and may not be of much use when the sun is shining. However, when it is dark, it definitely spreads light!Candle also...

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Chaos and order.

Published: Jan 17th, 2020 08:44 pmSUBRAMANI

Chaos and order are the links in the chain of life!Chaos leads to order....Order pushes towards chaos!Look at the space in and around the links!Space allows the chaos and order and is not disturbed by it!Being in Me...

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Buddha manifests through flat tyre!

Published: Jan 12th, 2020 09:42 pmSUBRAMANI

Oooh! Wow!Yesterday (Saturday) night, I was riding my scooter and mid-way through my journey I had a flat tyre!OK……But why am I so excited about it?Buddha manifested through flat tyre!The Buddha referred here is ...

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I can afford to charge ‘NOTHING’ for my programs!

Published: Jan 7th, 2020 04:45 pmSUBRAMANI

The other day there was an interesting conversation about how trainers are selected in many corporate if not all.It seems only two questions are asked;1. What are your charges?2. How much you can reduce?!Later, i...

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Why do we stop doing Meditation?

Published: Jan 3rd, 2020 09:32 pmSUBRAMANI

“How many of you believe that Meditation is good for overall well being?”This question in any forum will get hundred percent YES!However, the next question – “How many of you are doing Meditation regularly?” – elici...

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Who Am I?

Published: Dec 30th, 2019 07:40 pmSUBRAMANI

Thisis oft quoted phrase in the realms of spirituality. But the more you dig into it, the deeper it goes. The more you try to climb up, the higher its reach becomes!So who am I?I think this question cannot be answer...

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Published: Dec 28th, 2019 09:30 pmSUBRAMANI

Selfie is now a much used form of photography. In general, photography means observer captures the observed. In selfie, the observer becomes the observed.Over thousands of years, seers of all faith are trying to mak...

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Published: Dec 23rd, 2019 10:36 amSUBRAMANI

There was an air of festivity, fun and frolic at a large convention hall. It was a college reunion gathering. After the dinner, the whole gathering settled down into smaller groups generally along with batch mate...

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Practicing ECKHART TOLLE’S teachings

Published: Dec 21st, 2019 07:34 pmSUBRAMANI

Eckhart Tolle, Spiritual teacher and author of the books ‘Power of Now, and ‘A new Earth’ says - greatest achievement in Life is the ability to let go of thinking when it isn’t needed. Then, we have the choice to...

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Binge and be a Buddha!

Published: Dec 12th, 2019 10:16 pmSUBRAMANI

This is especially for the millennials and others, who like to binge; Binge eating, binge watching, binge gaming….Holiday season is on the horizon and so many plans are being made!There are already many articles...

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Let’s embrace AGEing!

Published: Dec 9th, 2019 04:31 pmSUBRAMANI

Let me ask you few questions;”How many of you like to be in ABUNDANCE?”I am sure you are nodding in affirmation.“How many of you want continuous GROWTH?”I am sure you are nodding for this also.“How many of you want ...

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Published: Dec 7th, 2019 07:52 pmSUBRAMANI

Few days ago I was standing in a queue, waiting for my turn to be served at a dinner party. As I observed people picking up those ceramic plates and moving, suddenly I realized that there is a beautiful analogy. The...

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MEDITATION AT A SHOPPING MALL? (It is very much possible!)

Published: Dec 3rd, 2019 03:08 pmSUBRAMANI

Spirituality in essence is to know the self and relating to other selves!Meditation helps one to stay spiritual.Being in meditation can be achieved in all circumstances, even when roaming in a shopping mall.Mind alw...

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Less is more - A way of Mindfulness!

Published: Nov 6th, 2019 09:43 pmSUBRAMANI

Recently there was a news that Microsoft Japan experimented with 4 day work week and the results were mind boggling. Productivity increased by 40% during the period. Also the electricity consumption was less by 23% ...

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Don't do Meditation, Be in Meditation - Theme of New age Meditation

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 04:05 pmSUBRAMANI

DON’T DO MEDITATION….……BE IN MEDITATION!Theme of New Age Meditation.Before delving into this further, I like to share a story with you.Suswasa wandering in search of happiness chanced upon an ascetic who readily agr...

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It's TYME for total wellness!

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 04:01 pmSUBRAMANI

Wellness is not just being physically healthy and happy.Being energetic, enthusiastic outlook towards life, in addition to physical health and happiness determines the total wellness of a person.So being in wellness...

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Why corporate must adopt Mindfulness?

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 03:56 pmSUBRAMANI

PricewaterhouseCoopers(PWC), McKinsey & company, Star India, General Electric, Samsung, Volkswagen, ICICI… Is there is any common thread among these great corporate entities?Let’s add some more ‘successful’ corp...

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HR professionals - Stop making your employees happy!

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 03:53 pmSUBRAMANI

Yes! You read it right. There is no mistake in the caption. Read on further to unravel the mystery.There are thousands of methods to make people happy, trouble is, which one to choose.There are only two ways of beco...

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Now, Buddha on your lap top! You missed him?

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 03:49 pmSUBRAMANI

Just a couple of days backBuddha smiled at petrol pump.But, now I noticed him on the laptop also. I am sure that whoever is using laptop has access to him!The Buddha referred here is not a person. It is the space wh...

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Buddha smiled at petrol pump!

Published: Nov 3rd, 2019 03:45 pmSUBRAMANI

I casually looked at my fuel gauge, while waiting for traffic signal to turn green. The needle was at the extreme left hand side suggesting I need to rush to the nearest petrol pump! Fortunately there was a petrol p...

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