While we are told to get out and help victims of earthquakes and fires, we are now being told to stay away from victims carrying the new common enemy to Humankind, CORONA virus."Stay away from people" we are advised. "Distance yourself socially". While some people may be more susceptible to becoming seriously ill with the … Continue reading Corona, divided we stand
Exactly a week from today is the World Mental Health Day(10 October). It is a day for Mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma of mental illnesses. It is rather sad that Society has always viewed mental illness as a sign of weakness. Often society and even the family members of the person … Continue reading Medication over Meditation
"How are you coping, Mohan? If I were in your situation, I would have committed suicide," a fair-weathered business friend told me when I was facing a double whammy in my professional life: an arrest warrant from a Mumbai lower court for three bounced cheques that my company had issued to a tyrannical creditor and … Continue reading Coffee to Coffin…a sad case of untreated major depression?
There is a lovely song by the German band Enigma called "Return to Innocence." The music video shows an older adult growing younger and younger until he has transformed back into a foetus again. As he becomes young, the older adult undoes and unlearns everything from his life and returns to a state of innocence. … Continue reading Meditation: A Return To Innocence