I Went to Prison

The cops pulled me over. I knew it was bad, although I didn’t know exactly what I did. It was dusk and the air was restless. The mood of that evening reminded me of the first episode of the Wonder Years when Kevin went for a walk, only to find Winnie in the forrest after her brother had just died in Vietnam. Except with this story there is no comforting end and no Percy Sledge to ease my woes.  Continue reading “I Went to Prison”

What is Spirituality

I decided to try something a little different and share a video where I briefly talk about spirituality and what it means to me.

I meet new and interesting people constantly and somehow the conversation always gets steered towards life and its purpose.

In my interactions I see many derivatives. Almost all problems are centered around the past and future. Although the term presence is ubiquitous and sort of a cliche, people who practice is still far and few because it takes an extraordinary amount of patience and awareness to be in this moment.

In this video I share how you can start practicing spirituality right now.

With Love,
Anand

Everyday Practical Ways to be PRESENT

I’ve been practicing meditation with formal and informal training for a few years now.

Today I wanted to share practical things that have worked for me and may work for you.

Now before I begin, let me just reference that meditation is much more than sitting in one place for extended periods of time. Although, I do this for about an hour a day, it came with practice and making the decision to live as a monastic for 10 days — but through experience, I’ve learned that moments of joy and bliss are open to us at all times.

Let us explore further and together. Continue reading “Everyday Practical Ways to be PRESENT”

What is Meditation

As I sit at my local coffee shop writing these words to you I feel joy.

I do not know where this joy comes from nor do I care.

It’s in moments like this that I take a step back, breathe deeply and relish in my current environment — because no matter where the mind decides to travel, I can only be here. Continue reading “What is Meditation”

5 Immediate Benefits of Meditation

My Super Brief Introduction into Meditation

I brought meditation into my life because I was on the path of self-discovery. In the pursuit to understand enlightenment, the taste for much of what I thought was of value faded. I needed to make sense of the constant conversation I was having with myself in the mind. Continue reading “5 Immediate Benefits of Meditation”

The Cat Chasing its Tail

In his philosophical book, The Wisdom of Insecurity, Alan Watts described the world of suffering as flies caught in honey.

As we enjoy the sweetness of the world (money, sex, relationships, politics, careers, traveling, food, etc.), we also get more involved in it thus becoming more trapped and stuck to the limitations set by our desires. Continue reading “The Cat Chasing its Tail”

Stop Being a Douche – 9 Fucking Practical “No Bullshit” Lessons in Spirituality (12 minute read)

In Your Face Spirituality 

I’m a saint and I’m a hell-bent heathen. I’m Dr. Jekyll and Mr. fucking Hyde. A few of favorite books include Walden by T-Dub, the Upanishads, Freedom from the Known by Jkish and Meditations by Marcus A. The term spirituality has conjured up terms of hippiedom, but I assure you it’s not.

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