Like most of us in Sri Lanka, I have gone through many emotions these last 5 days, since the devastating Easter Sunday attack on our lives, our hopes, our dreams, our freedom. Disbelief was the first. Incomprehension followed fast. Then grief rising from heartbreak. Then anger aroused by fear. Underlying all of these emotions was an inability to feel these feelings fully. I was also numb. The last 4 weeks I have been penning an article about a recent realisation of what I thought was my superpower—stoicism. I discovered this ‘superpower’ on
‘Other people’s perception of you, is none of your business’ Keep Shining, don’t you dare dim your light says Lisa Nicholas, world-renowned motivational speaker and bestselling author. Too often we are blinded by what other people tell us, about who we are or who we are not. What we can do or what we can’t do. The judgments and prejudices and their inability to see, blinds us to our path, to the journey awaiting us, to the million possibilities we can become. We are afraid to love, to laugh and live
Happy New Year dear friends, A little late, but I am happy to be finally writing to you, with my New Year wishes, for you and me. I am happiest wishing you by sharing the lessons I am taking forward, and here is what I learnt (again!) last year. Everything was all right in the end (as predicted in my 2013 New Year greeting, based on the famous quote from the movie ‘Best Hotel Marigold’, “Everything will be alright in the end, if it is not alright, it is not the end”). The ‘end’
Dear Friends, I just made my deadline to pen my reflections down of the old year and get ready to welcome the New Year! First things first … No apocalypse … the world didn’t end. Its still here. But I think the world as we know it, has been changing (for a while now). Maybe that’s what the Mayan’s were talking about. What’s this year been for me? It’s been full of tests!! My ability to be patient, to wait, be present not knowing the future and still walk in to it. My ability
This article was recently posted on Elephant Journal. Recently a story of a wooden boulder that bobbed along streams, rivers and seas taught me that I am not lost. An art exhibition taught me that framing is key to deep understanding. Lessons come from the most unexpected places, and this insight I experienced when I first encountered the work of David Nash, the British sculptor this summer when I visited his exhibition at the beautiful Kew Gardens in London. I first wandered through the gardens, taking in the gardens and his wooden, iron
What a decade it has been!!! In June 2000 when Corporate Druids first began it’s work, I must admit that we didn't have a very clear path nor very ambitious goals. However I had some very strong intentions that I unwaveringly held on to on the kind of influence Corporate Druids wanted to have in the world we lived in. I could not have imagined the kind of journey that brought Corporate Druids here, nor this wonderful place that we are at. Standing here, stepping in to 2011, I reflect on the last
Brene Brown is a "researcher storylteller" who studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. She says the the wholehearted have courage, compassion and connection.