Teachings of the Sea

 Written on Aug 15, 2012.  A excerpt from the reflections after the first meeting with the Sea in Dominican Republic, Aug 2012. —————– I have learned a few things from うみ (the sea): Just like the sea, you cannot see life’s end so don’t try guessing. Cherish every moment in front of you and get on the boat. Live life as if it is endless. That way, you will live longer than you have lived – in people’s hearts. The abundance of the sea can show you everything, your weaknesses, strengths, depending on what your mind is thinking. At times…

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Life at WCRI 2011-2012

 Originally written on Aug 17, 2012 For my last year of university, I lived at a co-op named WCRI. I actually didn’t know what a co-op was or how it is different from regular off-campus places. I had recently lived there for 4 months as a subletter and decided to take an apartment with one of my friends for the whole year. The apartment was at the best location for all purposes: doing laundry and going to office, university and social events. At that time, what I was most excited about however was not having to move out at the…

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That’s me

So I have been trying to focus on my goals for a long time and obviously failing to concentrate every single day. I am not surprised given that it’s been very hard to accept life in the past year. I didn’t know that running for my career and education would leave me so energy-less that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy anything. For the longest time in life, I felt very very tired and lots of thoughts went through my mind. In some ways, I no longer know what kind of person I am or where I am. It’s all…

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The light within me

When I was a child, someone (I don’t remember who!) told me that if I sit in a dark room, close my eyes and work hard enough to concentrate in the area in the between my 2 eyes, and repeat Mool Mantra* over and over again, I will discover a light emerging from within. At that time, I did try it and as far as I remember (and perhaps it was due to my imagination or perhaps, reality), I did discover it: the light within me. Over the last couple of years, I have wondered (perhaps, unknowingly) quite a lot…

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Pick up a fallen leaf

Fall felt like a semester of fallen leaves- although scattered, but still organized in the cycle of nature. I picked up a few leaves over and over again, watched them dry out and lose their colours, gave them away as gifts, decorated my table with a few, danced around with some, found some crushed in my own backpack, but still…I found that.. There are advantages of picking up a fallen leaf. In a way, it gave me direction; hope. Of where I am supposed to be going. What I must keep on doing regardless of what happens in life. What I…

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