The placebo effect largely depends on the level of trust the patient has in the treatment, just like God’s love can be felt by the people who believe in it. Continue reading What if God is a placebo effect?
Newsflash: suffering is inevitable. Even the holiest of monks and bravest of warriors experience heartbreak like the rest of us. Continue reading Why be curious of our suffering?
We’re so used to doubting anything unscientific, we have forgotten to doubt our doubt. Continue reading Everyone has Faith – prove me wrong
A year ago, I was halfway through my 4 month stay in Nepal, and I had just completed a 10 day Buddhism course at the esteemed Kopan monastery in Kathmandu. I really enjoyed our peaceful group meditations that finally brought … Continue reading Vipassana retreat in Nepal: 10 days of silent meditation in the birthplace of the Buddha
“A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.” – Dave Barry I am a stubborn gal. Blame it on me being a taurus, but I hold grudges. Treat me badly and show the slightest … Continue reading Judge people by how they act to people apologising to them
Who do you spend the most time on? What do you worry about the most? Where do you wish you’d rather be? Have you poked your thoughts enough to make sure they are your own? Have you already noticed how … Continue reading Awareness as a currency
OM MANI PADME HUM There is a Tibetan tale about a practitioner who took pride in his meditation skills. When the old man heard of a famous hermit nearby, he just had to take a boat to his island and … Continue reading I needed to sing other people’s songs before finding my own