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A series of 14 deeply personal episodes on excelling
in life guided by the heart’s authentic wisdom

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Life often demands of us that we juggle not one, but many roles at a time. When we are young, we can be both the playful child, and the curious student. As we grow, we mediate between being the supportive partner, the irreplaceable employee, and the enabling leader. Parenting too, makes its way into life’s saga – and we are tasked with pouring all our life’s learnings onto the joy of raising our children. The challenge that lies ahead of us, is in making the right choices, balancing expectations, and finding contentment amidst chaos. The key to a successful life is a balancing act – one who’s center of gravity emerges from the heart’s intelligence.

In this deeply personal series, Daaji (Dr. Kamlesh D. Patel) – the Global Guide of Heartfulness takes us on an inspiring journey to lead life guided by the heart’s authentic wisdom, and restore inner balance. Accompanying him are 13 thought leaders including Dr. Ichak Adizes, founder of Adizes Institute; James R Doty, founder of CCARE at Stanford University; Shiv Khemka, Vice-chairman of the SUN Group; Liz Kingsnorth, International Conflict Resolution coach and Sharon Salzberg, New York Times bestselling author, and many more; all of whom share with us, timeless life lessons, to lead a life in tune with our deepest aspirations: Leadership, Relationships, Happiness and more.

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Episode 1: Being Happy
April 28, 2022

Happiness is an elusive concept; yet everyone wants to achieve it. Renowned author Dr. James Doty, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the Founder of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, takes us down the memory lane, to meet Ruth from the ‘˜Magic Shop‘, who taught him the secret of everlasting happiness – through self-compassion and belief in one‘s potential. Accompanying him, is Daaji, Global Guide of Heartfulness and best-selling author, who gently nudges us through his own experiences and wisdom onto finding our own peace and contentment, amidst chaos.

Episode 2: Part I: The Language of Being Human
April 28, 2022

As individuals, we differ in our perspectives, understanding and approach to situations. Often, these differences lead to frictions that fracture our interactions with loved ones. One often finds oneself doubting one’s ability to communicate – What was the right thing to say? Why do I find it so difficult for people to understand me? Why am I unable to cultivate deep and meaningful relationships? In this episode, International Conflict Mediator and Certified Trainer in Non-Violent Communication – Liz Kingsnorth, and Daaji – Global Guide of Heartfulness, guide us through the art of cultivating self-empathy, recognizing emotional needs, and reconciling differences for harmonious relationships, through a Heartful approach to Communication.

Episode 3: Part II: The Language of Being Human
April 28, 2022

In continuation to Part I of the series, In Part II, Liz Kingsnorth, International Conflict Mediator and Certified trainer in Non-Violent Communication, helps us understand why we behave the way we do, by uncovering the needs behind our emotional reactions. Introspective and perspective changing, this heart-warming conversation gives us a framework to empathize and respond to another person’s needs and feelings, giving way to loving, deep and meaningful relationships.

Episode 4: Being the Best I Can Be
April 28, 2022

The irony of human nature is that it is only through our restlessness to grow, that we pave the way to contentment. In a world filled with choices, and where morality is subjective, how does one assess in which direction to grow? Is there a universal standard which defines growth? How does one measure growth? In this enlightening conversation, Meditation teacher and author Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society at Barre, Massachusetts provides insights into her own personal experiences about discovering true potential, its measure of success being driven through our capacity to love and being compassionate. Complementing her, we hear insights from Daaji on how to imbibe qualities which helps on this journey of self-realization.

Episode 5: Relationships
April 28, 2022

As human beings, we crave deep and meaningful connections with one another. Yet, we often find ourselves stumbling in the midst of our relationships, asking ourselves: is this the right person? Why isn’t this relationship working? In this heart-warming conversation, Dr. Clancy Martin, bestselling author of How to Sell, talks to us about the art of flourishing through relationships, how it takes two to make it, and the importance of cultivating solitude. We also hear Daaji’s insights, on the different purpose and stages of marriage, and how we can use it as an institution to understand the true nature of love. Clancy Martin is a professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri in Kansas City as well as at Ashoka University. He specializes in moral science, existentialism and philosophy of literature.

Episode 6: Part I: Heartful Leadership
April 28, 2022

In this candid episode, Shiv Khemka reminisces his incredible childhood at Eton, his profound childhood influences, the rich experiences gathered living across continents, yoga and spirituality — and how each of his experiences helped shape him as a Leader. In this candid conversation, Shiv Khemka inspires his audience on the four principles of leadership, and what it means to put these principles into practice. Shiv Khemka is the Vice-Chairman of SUN Group, and the Executive Chairman of The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF). He leads the Russia Country Committee for the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in India.

Episode 7: Part II – Heartful Leadership
April 28, 2022

Ravi Venkatesan, Chief Operations Officer at Cantaloupe, shares his innovations in the art of Leadership. He explores the relationship between our inner environment and our outer manifestations and how each affects the other. Ravi beautifully articulates how we can transition our relationships from a world of competition into one of compassion, trust, and collaboration. Ravi is a public speaking coach. He is passionate about applying meditation lessons to improve workplace relationships and productivity.

Episode 8: Time Economy
April 28, 2022

‘Wisdom is to live as if we were to die the next moment’, is an old adage. Yet, few understand what this means. Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes takes a renewed approach to time management – through the art of loving. Deeply personal, moving and perspective changing, Dr. Adizes provides timeless wisdom, with profound simplicity. Dr Adizes is the founder of the Adizes institute, and creator of the Adizes Methodology for Managing Change. The Leadership Excellence magazine named Dr. Adizes one of the Top Thirty Thought Leaders on Leadership, and The Holmes Report named him as one of the Best Communicators Among World Leaders for 2017 alongside the Dalai Lama. We also hear from Daaji, Global guide of Heartfulness on designing one’s destiny and its relation to how one economizes time.

Episode 9: Inspirational Parenting
April 28, 2022

In this episode, Daaji shares profound insights on raising happy children who are resilient and ready for the world. He shares essential tools and practices that will help parents imbibe qualities of self-awareness, decision making, curiosity and observation in children. Daaji is the Global Guide of Heartfulness. He has authored many best-selling books including, “The Heartfulness Way”™ and “Designing Destiny”™. He guides millions of seekers across the globe on their journey of personal excellence, overseeing Heartfulness Centers in more than 150 countries. He has been named India’s most Admirable Leader by BrandStory, for his work in uplifting the lives of millions of people through offering training in Meditation and Spirituality free of charge.

Episode 10: Managing emotions: Fear, Ego and Anger
April 28, 2022

Many a times, our emotions get the better of us and cloud our consciousness. We lose our sense of clarity and the ability to tap into our wisdom resulting in decisions that do not serve us in anyway. In this profound episode, Joshua Pollock, co-author of the Heartfulness Way, speaks to us about making peace with our difficult emotions – fear, anger and ego, and how these can be redirected as tools for our personal growth. Joshua Pollock is an accomplished classical violinist, who has many performances to his credit, including multiple collaborations with Oscar-winning music composer A. R. Rahman.

Episode 11: Getting rid of old habits
April 28, 2022

Every year, on January 1st, many of us make New Year resolutions to begin the year, leaving certain habits behind, and yet by February most of us are back to where we started. Habits are like rivers, which after years of going over the same path, make it their only way; they leave impressions which begin to define our destiny. In this episode, Trevor Weltman, a communications consultant – explores changing one’s mindset to deal with our patterns of habits, managing everyday stresses and forming positive influences leading to the creation of new habits and our best selves.

Episode 12: Sleep
April 28, 2022

Dr. Jay Thimmapuram, a sleep specialist, enlightens listeners using compelling research-based evidence to explain why getting a good night’s sleep is important. He talks to us what works, what doesn’t. Dr. Jay is an academic hospitalist in internal medicine at WellSpan York hospital and is a TEDx speaker. He is the recipient of Gold Humanism award, Outstanding Teacher of the Year and Resident of the Year awards.

Episode 13: Digital body language
April 28, 2022

When business and relationships are processed through a virtual world, it can be a struggle to cultivate deep and empathetic connections with one another. Erica Dhawan, Author of Digital Body Language, talks to us about simple, yet innovative ways in which we can embody the full potential of our humanness and build deep meaningful connections through the way we express ourselves, over a zoom or a teams call. Erica Dhawan is a globally recognized leadership expert, keynote speaker and the Founder and CEO of Cotential.

Episode 14: Am I enough for myself
April 28, 2022

Mutsa Samuel, Motivational Speaker, Life-Coach and Founder of Ubuntu Labs takes us on an experiential journey through the Bantu wilderness in Africa, guiding us to freedom, by letting go of our past trauma. By introducing us to three Shona concepts of Kushaha – the urgency to act, the ‘audacity to hope beyond hope’, and ‘praxis’ – the integration of thought and action – takes us on a moving and introspective journey to renew our vision of ourselves and start afresh.

More Episodes

Actionable and personal insights through integrated practical wisdom and personal experiences

Multifaceted understanding: overlay of scientific knowledge, management frameworks and folk lore wisdom

30-40 minute long episodes, simple language and interactive

Insights from Daaji on each episode

Select episodes with Daaji

  • Time economy
  • Being the best that I can be
  • Being happy
  • Relationships
  • Language of being human
  • Digital body language
  • Heartful leadership
  • Managing emotions; fear, anger & ego

Dr. Ichak Adizes

Ichak Adizes takes a renewed approach to time management – through the art of loving. Actions done out of Love transcended death. He speaks of budgeting time between self, family, continuous learning, working and community

Speakers

A series of 14 deeply personal episodes on excelling in life guided by the heart’s authentic wisdom

Kamlesh D.Patel

 

Dr. James R Doty
Being happy
 

Dr. Ichak K Adizes
Time economy
 

Dr. Sharon Salzberg
Being the best I can be

Dr. Jay Thimmapuram
Sleep
 

Dr. Clancy Martin
Relationships
 

Dr. Liz Kingsnorth
The language ofbeing human

Shiv Khemka
Heartful leadership
 

Mutsa Samuel
Am I enough for my self

Erica Dhawan
Digital body language

Joshua Pollock
Managing emotions
 

Ravi Venkatesan
Heartful leadership
 

Trevor Weltman
Getting rid of old habits

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