Subscribe

Enter your email address:

  

RSS Subscription

Cartoon Feed
Incorporate our cartoons in your site!

 

Sponsors


« Choose Action | Main | Anyway »

December 03, 2015

Comments

Bhakti

Lovely... It is truly the present moment that holds the beauty. Very often most of us mistake it for a place. Loved it.

Ryan Knauss

Anand - I think you have this right. I have traveled extensively in my life thus far and I'm frequently asked about my favorite place - I don't have one. I love every experience and destination for different reasons but I do think the most important thing one can do is to be present - enjoy where you are and experience the present for what it is.

Ryan Knauss

Anand - I think you have this right. I have traveled extensively in my life thus far and I'm frequently asked about my favorite place - I don't have one. I love every experience and destination for different reasons but I do think the most important thing one can do is to be present - enjoy where you are and experience the present for what it is.

Amy

There is no place like home (from the movie (from the movie The Wizard of Oz)!

RCP

One does not need to go far to find beauty. Thanks for the reminder.

alex

Welcome home, Anand!

Bipin Shah

Anand:

I think you are right in concluding that beauty is everywhere and it is for us to see and appreciate it or realize it. Most of the time we are too busy in life to do that and now that you are retired and are taking the time with Louisa to travel and see places, you are realizing it. So, keep doing that and share these experiences with us. Rekha and I just returned from three weeks in India - combination of business and a family wedding.

SL

Very nicely written and deep meaning.

LeeMin

Welcome back!

You have gone to a lot of places in the last 6 months! What a great way to retire.
Happy Holidays

Lonnie Hurst

Anand - First, i am delighted that you retired and are enjoying life -- you worked hard to earn that opportunity.

Second, as I reflect back over all of your Friday Reflections I feel that the basic message that always sticks with me goes back to my somatic training to be an Integral Coach" and that is that if you start with a healthy balance in your thoughts between your head, heart and gut you will get up each day looking at the world with opportunity, learning and practice to be ready for whatever is coming -- good or bad. Your thought that everyplace was great also reminds me that if we look at yesterday with the openness of what we enjoyed, learned, saw, tasted, etc. we leave that day with warm thoughts and move into the next day with the openness to be with the day, place, events, etc. as part of a path of learning and exploration.

Thank you for the constant inspiration in your thoughts and writings. May the rest of this year be healthy, happy and fun for you and your family and may the New Year bring you new opportunities for enjoyment and travel.

Madhuri

Anand- Welcome back from your travels. You got it right!. During each trip- pretty much I find myself saying- this is the best food or most beautiful etc. But rarely have I gone back / returned to the same place. because - there is always- another destination that beckons :)
However - there is one place we come back to again and again-and that is Home- which is the most beautiful place for our body and soul.
As usual you have captured this Phenomenon" in the most eloquently simple manner
Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday Season

Craig Caplinger

Anand - so nice to have you penning a great reflections. I am reminded of the familiar saying "Stop and smell the roses" which is certainly too simplistic to encompass what you have so fully and eloquently described. I have a goal now to put it all into practice for myself! I will not say enjoy your retirement because clearly you are fully succeeding in that area....... Best in all your future adventures!

UD

Welcome back from all your travels brother! We miss you but also very happy to hear you been enjoying your travel. Thanks for bringing things in perspective as to what's important in life and its not what that physical location where you are at, but it is a state of mind and who you are with, you can make any place as your own paradise! Hope to see you soon and catch-up.

cheesan

very nice, can't agree more. It's not easy to always remind ourselves to live in present. Need practice :)

Elaine Suki

Anandshah,

Nice to meet Luisa n you during the trip to Halong Bay, Vietnam. Every place n people that I visited and met while travelling were truly not by accident. I am always grateful each time I stepped on someone's land for I not only experience their culture, history n people but also meeting travellers.

Hope to meet both of u again.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)