Author Archives: Jyoti

Trying to deal with the resentment one faces from others

“This human being is a guest house. Every morning there is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honourably. The dark thought, the … Continue reading

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A peek into myself

As member of the IPI team I had agreed to submit blogs for the ipi-website at regular intervals, and now it was my turn. But… I am engaged in many unrelated things, and I was finding it difficult to put … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

The biggest and the most refreshing departure from western psychology to Indian psychology, for me, was the shift from trying to understand the other, to ‘know thyself’. This is a process, a journey, an adventure, which entails a dive inside, … Continue reading

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Shifting authority from outside to inside

I have spent a lot of energy in trying to grapple with a sense of guilt. The reason is that a few years ago I ventured to break the norm, and swim against the tide. I had my reasons for … Continue reading

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The cycle of suffering and healing

Healing follows the experience of suffering as day follows night. The two are inseparable just like the two sides of a coin. Suffering sets the stage for healing to begin. The two are apparently diametrically opposite, yet, together, they complete … Continue reading

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TIP-2011: Observations from the sidelines

TIP-2011 — IPI’s collaborative workshop on Teaching Indian Psychology —  began with much hope, enthusiasm and eagerness, as something, the need for which had been felt since quite some time. In spite of the resistance against the teaching of Indian … Continue reading

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