My favorite Summer Memories – 2019

Summer is an amazing time. This summer my goal was to go somewhere every weekend and yes, I actually did not succeed at it. No, I actually did not even try to make it happen. But there were a lot of things I did not that made me happy this summer. 1. I chilled in the park:  Every day after work, I chilled in the park for an hour at the minimum. The point was to be under the sun and just relax. I love sun on my skin. It is my favourite thing to do. I love the warmth…

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Ish is back with a life update!

I haven’t written in a long time so I am not exactly sure what I can come up with. A lot of things are riling up in my heart and people are kind of ignoring it. Maybe they don’t want to deal with me is what I am thinking. But I am wrong, I know. But it irritates me. The thought of not having my concerns settled. I get the princess service everywhere I go. Most people respond kindly. So anything out of the ordinary, especially ignoring, is not something I appreciate. What I have to say is worth is…

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In stillness and in love (the love of trees)

I love trees. There was a time in my life when I felt so much happiness inside my heart, I would say Hi to every single tree I came across and tell them that I love them. Every day my morning walk to work included this outward display of love. When I went to forests, I saw hundreds and hundreds of trees. I felt so happy, so loved. I told them all that I loved them. And in the shittiest days of my life, they visited me in my meditation and sent me immeasurable amount of love. I was touched. In…

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Life Update: The Love Game

Today I realized that if your heart is so full of love that it overflows, you must learn to give it to yourself before you give it to others.February is the month of Love and I have made a decision to do as many loving things I can for myself. And yes, this does involve making other people do things for me too. Yea, making them. I know people think that if people love you they’ll just do things for you. This is unfortunately NOT TRUE. Even if people love you they don’t know how to show it to you…

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Why are you running away from your pain?

For a very long time, I have not written down and wrote for the larger public. I have been writing continuously for myself these days in hopes of sharing that with the rest of the world one day. I have dedicated a year to let my writing make me completely miserable and it is doing it’s job very nicely so far. When thoughts of dying come back to you, you know it’s working. The past is grabbing you by its ankles and it is not letting you go. And that is why we avoid it. We hide it and try…

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You have to dream before your dreams can come true – APJ Abdul Kalam

It’s April 14, 2018 today. It’s also Baisakhi. The day Khalsa was formed. When we were young, we would go to the temple at 5am and take a bath in the holy waters of the sarovar. In Canada, there are no temples with a sarovar. Even if they existed, it would probably be frozen at this time and taking bath in it would be like taking bath at the sarovar in Hemkunt Sahib. LOL! Cold and frozen. By April, usually the temperatures really warm up in India so it’s not that bad. The only issue with me is that ritual…

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My relationship with God

As an Indian, we are born with a great gift: the understanding that God exists. It is not something that is questioned like in the western world. It is simply an understanding we have. Until I came to Canada, I had never heard of the term ‘atheist’. Upon finding out about it I was kind of shocked. The fact that a human could exist without understanding of God puzzled me. I had never heard of anyone who did not believe in God. People around me always thanked God for their existence and everything they had in life. There are even…

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My Meditation Series – Youtube Videos

Hey everyone, I hope you all are doing well. February is almost coming to a close (I know!!!). The good news is that I have began working on my video making goal already and have started a new series on Meditation. The focus of this series is to document my journey of meditation and how I change as a result of it. It is intended for all those who are either thinking about meditating or are in progress. Meditation has been a life-changing practice for me and I want to share this journey with others. I am sure that someone…

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How 2018 is going so far

Hey there followers! I haven’t written something for a while. In fact, January has passed already and it is Feb 2 today. Winter is almost over. Maybe another 2 months or so and that’s it. I am feeling much better. A large part of it had to do with not being happy in my job anymore and something shifted in my mind last month that made me realize that it’s not really that bad. For my current circumstances, it’s perfect. I can’t have a stressful job right now because my mind gets overly active about things and starts worrying. I…

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2018 – A year of video making

I was thinking of spending my Sunday evening the usual way: watching Netflix. But then I realized I should probably do something productive. These days I have been spending my time dreaming (my 2018 vision). Ideas are flooding into my head and quite honestly, I am not doing a good job of writing them down. Content-wise I think I want to focus a lot more on my videos now. I started a YouTube channel a few years ago but I haven’t done anything too consistently on it. I post a video once a month on what’s been making me smile…

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