To Experience Stillness: DANCE

Dance People;  If you are shy, like I am, do it alone in your room but do it fully.  Let your body flow in whatever direction it wants.  Let it become one with the rhythm, the ups and downs of music.  Let it slowly merge you with the universal energy all around. Let it loosen…

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Oneness: You Beauty

I am the person standing at the edge of the mountain. I am the railing holding back. I am the deep abyss. I am the air present all around; below in the abyss or above towards the beautiful, blue sky. I am the desire to fly/jump. I am the Belief, the craziness, the thought behind…

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What’s life But A Joke

In these chilly Delhi nights, when i see myself shivering in cold despite wearing 4 layers of clothing while the kid standing beside me goes about his daily job of begging in just one shirt without even a shiver, I am forced to wonder What’s life But A Joke. In a tribal village deep in…

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Being Silent in Speech

A few days back, I was part of a silent retreat “Head 2 Heart”, organized by Sahaj Foundation in Bir district, Himachal Pradesh, India.There, despite trying a lot, I wasn’t able to maintain silence as there were other people talking. Also, I was feeling like connecting with some of the amazing people I had around.…

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Yes!! I am a Believer

The last 20 days of living in the laps of the majestic Himalayas have turned me into a believer. Yes!! I am a Believer.. A believer of the Divine Energy; A believer of the mystical Sufi Ali; A believer of the ideal Vairagi & destroyer Shiva; A believer of the compassionate Jesus; A believer of…

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What is the TRUTH: The Sight

I have often wondered what in reality is the TRUTH? Is it what we see all around through the medium of our eyes? If so, then are all the things we haven’t seen mere illusions? Do we accept as truth what others would have or claim to have seen Or Do we only trust what…

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Taking the Plunge: The Call of the Himalayas

3 years back, fresh out of my college (IIT-BHU), i had left the conventional career path and opted for social work. Back then, I was answering the call of seeking answer to a question: “Why i wasn’t in the place of the child i saw stealing in the railway station & Why wasn’t he in…

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जाने खुद से ही क्यों भाग रहा हु मै

जाने खुद से ही क्यों भाग रहा हु मै   ढूंढ रहा था जो बरसो से, निकट ही है वो जाने कही एक एहसास मात्र है जो , जैसे चिपके ही खड़ा हो पीछे कही चाहा है पुरे दिल से जिससे, बस हाथ बढ़ा के पा लेना है अब उससे फिर भी न जाने क्यों, मस्ती…

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The heart that simply wants to Fly

ऐ दुनिया वालो  खेल ये तुम्हारे निराले हमरी समझ से परे है प्यारे एक नन्हा सा नथकत दिल है हमरा  चाहता सिर्फ वो उड़ना रोके न तुम्हारे न हमारे अब रुकेगा वो वो तो उड़ेगा उड़ेगा उड़ेगा उड़ेगा  The poem though, short is still extremely special as it captures a long present yearning of my…

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Experiencing Nothingness through Dancing

My first spiritual experience resulted from my losing myself in dance on the b’tful Sufi qawaal Man Kunto Maula of Amir Khusrao, sung by the master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan himself. I was so immersed in the melodious rhythms of the qawaal that beyond a point, I didn’t even realize where or how my body…

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