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Movements of Silence

life

In front of Pastelaria Pau de Canela, a boy, in a tie-dye shirt, runs past the pigeons causing them to flutter, surge and fall. They move as one. The boy’s not running to anything or from anything; he’s not racing…

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The Load Grows Lighter: A Day at Gulbenkian

life, Portugal

On a Sunday afternoon, when the sun is streaming through raised shutters, and nature is beckoning, “Come to me,” get up, and go. Give yourself to trees, to art, to birds, to lakes, to wind, to the sound of twigs…

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Sleepwalking Down Rua Da Graça

life, Portugal

Some say, “The world’s a terrible place.” Untrue. That makes no sense. Wonderful people do small and grandiose acts of kindness everyday with no recognition. Videos of us helping and loving each other rarely go viral.

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Be Still

India, life, Wellness

I am tribes. I am nations. I am pilgrim. I am pilgrimage. I am destination. I am here. I am England. I am Germany. I am Taiwan. I am Jamaica. I am New Zealand.  I am India. I am Brazil….

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The “I” Amidst the Chaos of India

India, life, Travel

Dear Friends, Over lunch, one of the German women at my ashram, who speaks little English, looking up, said, “Schmetterling!” After a moment, it was divined that the translation of schmetterling in English is “butterfly.” Schmetterlings kept reappearing throughout the…

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Food For Thought

life

‘I ain’t half the man I used to be. There’s a heavy shadow hanging over me.” (Yesterday) Dear Friends, It was payday two days ago, or as I proclaimed to all and sundry, “the second happiest day of my life.”…

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4 Lessons From My Father

life

Hi Friends, Last night, I spoke to my father on Skype for over an hour, because there was much to catch up on. His directness, combined with his no-nonsense tone, over the years, has never ceased to amaze, amuse or…

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