Category Archives: Depression

Same Thing, Different Day

by Aranyakananda Today I noticed something as I sat at my cubicle and a co-worker and I bounced our respective work-related frustrations off one another. It gets us through the day – “You won’t believe what this person just said … Continue reading

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Holiday Yoga

by Aranyakananda From the week of Thanksgiving, all the way through Christmas, one hears the word “stress” increasingly creeping into every day interaction. That is how it is in the U.S. anyway. That is all I know. I don’t know … Continue reading

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My Diwali Light For 2013

by Aranyakananda Over the weekend my temple held Lakshmi puja along with fireworks to celebrate Diwali. My wife and I were out of town to visit a friend who had recently received a rather grave medical diagnosis and prognosis. A … Continue reading

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The Past Has Passed

by Aranyakananda I would say a good chunk of the stress we experience in life is directly related to things that we expect to happen. Things we sit up at night worrying about. It is irrational, because, well, logically, the … Continue reading

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A Tremendous Sense of Gratitude Aimed In 100 Different Directions & a Happiness Independent of External Circumstances

by Aranyakananda Of late, I have found myself in a state which I hoped I would not find myself again during this lifetime. A state in which I have wallowed many times before. I am in a cast and in … Continue reading

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Diwali Smile

by Aranyakananda I work two jobs right now. My day job is great. I write this on my lunch break, as a matter of fact. I have been working here just a few months. My night job is one I … Continue reading

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Sing Me A Song Of Empathy, Apathy and Misery

by Aranyakananda             Over the last few days, as I have sat comfortably in my cubicle at work and in my home thereafter each night when I turn on the news, I have become increasingly aware of my old friend … Continue reading

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