“Enlightenment is different from a healed personality”

Okay this is a real thing to chew on. If you haven't read amarastrand.com what the hell are you doing please go on over there and just consume and stare slack jawed at everything she writes and woven into her writing. Just please allow her perspective to transform you as she's transformed mine. But just … Continue reading “Enlightenment is different from a healed personality”

meditating on change

The other day I had dinner with two girls five years younger than me. They were going off to college. One was scared of leaving friends, but already saw it coming. She found herself maturing(?), changing beliefs compared to her friends and already felt that she was leaving them. The other girl was busy on … Continue reading meditating on change

Taboo of modern life: Failure

Failure is definitely an option. Try to say that again without cringing.   Failure is definitely an option. It's normal for life to have ups and downs, for some things to be out of your control and for milk to be spilt. "You learn more from your mistakes."   So why does it hurt so … Continue reading Taboo of modern life: Failure

AI is law of attraction on Overdrive (or) our odd relationship with social media

When the news of the facebook data leak broke out this was my largest and clearest reaction: Oh. That's law of attraction on drugs. or overdrive. Let me explain. Look. It's really creepy that it's been proven that our smartphones listen in on our conversations and collect data about the things that we're interested in. … Continue reading AI is law of attraction on Overdrive (or) our odd relationship with social media

Me and my 10,000 side projects; how to accept and integrate yourself when you have Too Many Passions and INTERESTS

Do you feel very strongly about multiple things ? Are you struggling with devoting time and commitment to each one, and left with NO TIME and MORE STRESS ? Do you have a hard time with long term planning because you have this FEAR OF MISSING OUT (aka FOMO) and also huge pits of regret … Continue reading Me and my 10,000 side projects; how to accept and integrate yourself when you have Too Many Passions and INTERESTS

The Big thing that changed everything in my 2017

It's no longer January but it's never too late to review and appreciate you learned from the past. Time, for the most part, is illusory and the things that happened during '2017' can seem both distant and just yesterday all at the same time. I just celebrated my birthday and I realized how so many … Continue reading The Big thing that changed everything in my 2017

Everything I needed to learn, I learned while partner dancing pt.1

Hi Iโ€™m Maria and I think partner dancing is a lot like capital Life. You canโ€™t help but do it with other people; itโ€™s supposed to be fun. Sometimes you lead, and sometimes you listen. And based on my experience, it can be really healing and a strangely confessional way of learning about yourself or … Continue reading Everything I needed to learn, I learned while partner dancing pt.1