Personal Relationships

Love is a Choice

I found my life partner in the most mysterious and miraculous of circumstances and it is now 7 months since we are married. Our days of courtship were, as any other young couples would be: simply amazing. We both felt that we had found the dream partner and were madly in love. She worked abroad as an air hostess and I would stay up nights just to talk to her because of the time difference. I would send her letters, cards, small surprises and much more. She reciprocated through letters and gifts when she came down. We thought that loving each other wasn’t that difficult. However, marriage has made us realise that love isn’t about “what we can get the other” but rather “what we can give the otherContinue reading

Personal Relationships

I will Love you in Sickness and in Health

We all must have experienced an occasional cold or fever that hit us and put our entire life out of track. No one ever fell sick at a good and convenient time. Sickness usually disrupts our schedules, plans, finances and in short, our daily normal life. Our health is often one of the most important aspects that we take for granted until it fails us. No one ever accounted for illness and sickness while making plans for the future. We make plans assuming that we will keep good health and that everything will always be fine, may it be as small as booking a movie ticket or planning an elaborate holiday etc. Yet, what we all know from experience is that health can quickly go downhill if we do not take care of ourselves. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Self-Compassion

I am working with a life coach and through a conversation with him, I recently learned that I am a self-critical person. I had never thought about what I say to myself on a daily basis and how it has changed me over the years. Once I paid attention, the soundtrack sounded a lot like this:

“You’re not doing enough; you’re not meant to be happy; you will never fit in; you’re not required…You’re not good enough”.

Don’t get me wrong. I was living a good life and so this confession will probably shock most of my friends as I share this. I rarely showed darkness or a feeling of void in my interactions. This feeling led to wanting to do more and more and to some it appeared as a personality trait of “one-upmanship”. Perhaps, somewhere deep down, a very fearful part of me believed all these words to be true. Continue reading

Personal Relationships

Heartfelt Reflection

The heart, known as one of the most important parts of the human body unceasingly pumps life giving blood to every part of our being. Every vein brings with it impure blood straight to the heart and every artery that springs forth faithfully carries pure blood to every part, no matter how big or small. It is the life source of the body and if it stops, the body stops with it. Continue reading