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Hingori Sutras / Inspiration

The Drop in the Ocean

The famous Sufi poet, Rumi, once wrote “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are an entire ocean in a drop. If we are the ocean why do we feel so incomplete and insignificant? Why do we suffer from a spiritual identity crisis? Why do we feel so small, so worthless sometimes? Why Do We Feel This Way? Spiritualists talk about our real nature being that of “Sat Chit Anand” – a state of complete bliss. It isn’t the bliss derived from material pleasures, worldly success and fame but an acceptance that you are a manifestation of the supreme consciousness – that you are no different from the gods you worship. So why is it that you are continuously seeking a sense of significance without? A person identifying with the Jeevatma is like an ocean identifying itself with a drop in the infinite liquid mass. With such a limited perception of itself, how much bigger can the picture get for that drop? A drop sees itself as a small speck in the ocean and it will always feel small in comparison to the ocean that is made up of trillions of gallons of water. It cannot feel significant enough and it cannot feel its own...

Loving Yourself in the Age of Anxiety and Depression

The human mind experiences around 50,000 thoughts each day. Pretty crazy, right? An untrained mind usually tries to dig into each and every thought that comes to mind- be it compartmentalizing them into good and bad or thinking for hours on end about why you’re having them in the first place. How can we learn to step away from our thoughts and be more at ease with what we’re dwelling on? It’s quite simple: you need to observe or watch your thoughts rather actively participating with each and every one. Be like a traffic cop whose job is to ensure cars go by, and make sure a traffic jam does not take place. The lesser the cars accumulate, the easier the traffic cop’s job becomes, and the happier the car owner’s lives are.   Dealing with Negative Thoughts Stop reading this right now and reflect on the week you just had. Don’t we think more of the negative and stressful events rather than the positive ones? This lack of positivity in our lives is one of the greatest issues we face today, especially in a country like ours, where there’s always an added source of stress- be it the overcrowded streets, family pressures,...