The title of the site “Inter-are: Untangling the Tangles,” derived its name from a quote of the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: 

“If you are a poet, you will see clearly that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper. Without a cloud, there will be no rain; without rain, the trees cannot grow; and without trees, we cannot make paper. The cloud is essential for the paper to exist. If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot be here either. So we can say that the cloud and the paper inter-are.”

The whole site is  build on the idea that the world as such does not exist in itself and that our states of affairs do not happen in themselves. It aims to discern the interconnections of everyday happenings, our perceptions, and our responses to them.  Specifically, it is discerning how things happen, the aim for which is to help individuals to understand that they are not isolated from each other, that they need to understand each other  and that they need to be proactive in striving for a better world. In other words, it is also to help individuals see the diverse sides of a picture and thus to enable them to be open-minded and creative.

The blog thus welcomes articles and essays from people (1) who might want to analyze the existing social, economic, and political systems, (2) who might have innovative ideas and solutions to pressing local, regional and global issues, or (3) who might simply have something critical about life and everyday circumstances of life.

Yet this blog is also a personal one, as it displays my understanding of the world around me. In this blog, I will have tried to interpret the world in the way I see it. It is up to the reader to interpret that very interpretation based on his/her understanding of the world. This itself creates an interaction and therefore serves as an example of what it exactly is meant by saying that this blog is all about discerning the interactions.

It is also personal in the sense that it displays my works, my interests, and my experiences.

Feel at home  🙂



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    • Thank you very much to you too. Your site is also inspiring. It makes me happy to hear from people who have had more experience of life than I do. Will keep visiting your site 🙂

  1. Thanks for following my blog, Teja. I love you post on your dengue fever experience. I have never thought about hospitals in that way. Fascinating to get such an insight.
    from Sisterhood across continents.

    • Hello, thank you too for coming over here 🙂 I didn’t think that the post on dengue fever would be that good, until i got some inspiring comments about it. But i had constantly in mind that i would try writing in a way that would show how different circumstances of life give us deep understandings. It is also meant to show my gratitude to my friends who have been everything to me. Only the reader will know how far I have achieved my aims. Thank you once again 🙂

      Your blog is awesome and i could not resist the temptation to follow it. All the best – Teja 🙂

    • Hello, first of thanks a lot for stopping by. Thanks a lot also for your insightful comment. As for life being an illusion, I agree to it with my own definitions of what it means to be an illusion. But for some it might sound awkward.

      Some speak of life being a reality, reality in the sense of life being what it is with all its fluctuating circumstances. But reality is contrasted with illusion. If so, then it seems contradictory that life should be an illusion.



  2. Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.

    • Hello there, thanks a lot to you too for visiting me. Your blog is inspiring. About that post called “Ghosts of the Past,” I feel like being there 🙂 How did you do that first picture? Hopefully, she is not a ghost 😛 Keep up your great work. I will be your constant visitor 🙂

    • Hello, I’m glad that you visited me and thanks a lot. “Kerri Chronicles” is a nice name for a blog and fits with the inspiration that the blog gives. Please feel free to visit me anytime. I too hope to visit you very often 🙂


  3. Hi Teja, thanks for visiting and following my lifeisfullofsweetspots.com blog and, by so doing, introducing me to yours. It’s chock full of so much to think about, reflect on, and to enjoy. I know I will be back often!

    • Hello, thank you too for stopping by. Your blog title is insightful. We need to see the beauty in life and live gratefully. There is so much to learn from you 🙂

  4. Lovely to meet you, Teja! I’m just reading a book by Thich Nhat Hanh now, so I thought it serendipitous to see you’ve quoted him too 🙂 Looking forward to further perusing your blog!

    • Hello Anne, it’s lovely meeting you too. I hope the book is fun to read. Thich Nhat Hanh is very inspiring. I specially like the way he takes nature and everything around us to explain things. Feel free to visit by blog any time. I will visit you too 🙂

    • Hello, thanks a for visiting me too. It inspires me to see how you are happily spending your 50 something life. I do have lot to learn from you. I’m still 20 something 🙂 I will be visiting you often for inspiration 🙂

  5. Hi Teja. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I really do appreciate it 🙂 You have a blog worth visiting again. I will surely retun 🙂

  6. Hello thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the follow! Have a super day and I will be back for sure. I love the title untangle the tangles. Please when you figure out the secret please let me know.:D

    • Hello, thank you 🙂 I feel honored. Your blog too is awesome. It makes you who you are, as you talk of the things and the people, the most basic thing that humans need, that’s love. Keep up your work and I will be visiting your blog very often. Cheers 🙂

  7. Hello!

    Thanks for visiting our blog, The Horizon and the Fringe! I’m sorry that we’re having problems publishing your comment: we’re trying to fix it.

    I assign Thich Nhat Hanh in my world religions classes, so I recognized “inter-are” and your headlining quote immediately. Feel free to say hey or come on bye, and I can approve comments on my posts (we have many authors)

  8. Hello Jason, sorry for the late reply. Thank you too for stopping by. I checked that my comment has already been published. Thanks a lot 🙂 I found interesting the subtitle of your blog and then started to read some of the posts there.

    I’m glad to know that you teach and I hope it’s fun specifically to teach on world religions. I will often be visiting your blog. I have lot to learn more from you and other fellow authors. 🙂

  9. Yes, most of the authors are either PhDs or PhD graduate students in philosophy. I am a professor and have a general background in world religions, but when Johnathan Flowers signs on, we’ll have a specialist on board. He specializes in Japanese aesthetics. Most of our contributors are taking their doctoral exams and won’t be publishing for a few weeks.

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  11. A very interesting, beautiful site. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for the follow as well, I really appreciate it and look forward to reading more of your posts as well.

    • Wow! I’m really honored my this awesome award. Thank you very very much, Oliana :-). My blog is just few months old; it’s very inspiring to get the award.

      I read you article on this award and saw that i will have to follow some rules. I will follow them, although it will take sometime for me. I’m at the moment trying to finish some research papers.

      Thank you once again 🙂

  12. Thank you for following my blog, Teja. I’ve enjoyed reading some parts of your blog – indeed we all have so much to learn from one another! Thank you for posting so that I and others can learn from you.

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