Namaste – vedic sanskrit word – the sacred in me recognises the sacred in you
Dost – Hindi word for friend
The journey towards self-discovery began for me many lifetimes ago. However, in this life-time, I have been asking questions about the purpose of my existence and the relationship I have with other sentient beings since I was 11 years old, which is 45 years! When I was 11 years old I saw a chicken being caught and then its head being cut to be sold as meat. I saw the anguish and the trembling of the body for a long time until there was nothing. The vendor then very casually tidied up the chicken, put it in a bag and sold it for a few pennies! I was horrified. My mind was flooded by many burning questions. These questions never stopped. The” why”, the “how “and the “what” of our journey of life relentlessly pounded my brain. In 1982 when I was 18 years old I was writing poetries on titles such as, “Quest for Life”, “An Artificial world”, “I Wish I Could See the Inside of a Tear” etc. All of these I will publish on my website in the not too distant future.
As time marched on I entered the phase of my life where I became a wife, a mother and a home-maker. It is during this phase of my life that I began to understand the importance of unconditional love and patience of the Gods. I started to truly grasp the meaning of words such as selflessness. The suffering that this phase of my life brought my way made me reach out further to find answers. The books that put themselves in my path slowly helped me to begin to comprehend where my struggles begin from and how to attempt to tackle them.
I feel now I am ready to shine the light further, to help others and in the process begin my journey into, “usefulness”.
I look forward to being useful to you.
Your questions, answered
Question by Alisha Shah, UK:
I have been practising yoga for 3 years but peace of mind still evades me. Why?
Answer by your #soulfulfriend:
Yoga is, “skill in action”. Yoga is an active physical, mental, emotional and spiritual practice taking us toward finding our deepest, purest Self…
Question by anonymous:
Why can’t people be upfront, why do people sneak? Is it ego at play or plain jealousy?
Answer by Soulful friend:
Try and understand others rather than trying to make them understand you. That way you will be able to rise about your own frustrations and help them too…