Ancient wisdom, here I come

From an eastern culture pick an ancient practice

Package and promote it as the newest way to acquire bliss

Tell people who are in their lives stressed out

How acquiring ancient wisdom can bring about

Radical changes in the way they feel

Make them calmer, less stressed, more even-keeled


Pronouncing foreign words with meanings difficult to understand

Learning exotic practices from a faraway land

Is a way to showcase yourself as someone

Who is a culturally and socially conscious person

Suddenly ikigai, shinrin-yoku, wabi-sabi

Have gained on social media popularity…


Time-tested wisdom is good to imbibe

Ancient practices certainly should be revived

But not just to become a tik-tok or instagram fad

When every influencer jumps on the same bandwagon, it’s sad..


Most of these practices seek to restore

Balance between self and Nature, therefore

To practice them requires time and patience

I hope we can treat them with more reverence

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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