A Hug Is All I Need

It was a typical winter morning in Dehra Dun, a small town located at the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. The weak morning sun appeared every now and then from behind the clouds, doing its best to fight the cold. Having feigned a stomach ache, I skipped school for the day. I lay…

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The Wisdom Of Silence

You could say I was an absolute chatterbox who loved to talk and share everything with my near and dear ones. I needed sound in my life, whether it was blasting music or TV noise in the background. I love to laugh, and I can even laugh even when you shout at me in anger.…

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Heartfulness meditation helps in mastering the art of listening to the heart's voice.

Take it to the Heart

“The heart is intuitive. It does not share the mind’s many limitations.” -Daaji, The Heartfulness Way I write this during a period of surprising struggle with myself over what seem to be multiple unnecessary concerns, blown out of proportion in my own mind.   A few months ago, I sat down for my morning meditation…

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A young woman sitting with her eyes closed in the midst of difficult times.

How do I stay centered during difficult times?

Let me start with a story…   My husband has a very strong tolerance for pain, and I discovered just how strong it was in June 2013. He felt “a little off” on Thursday, but on Friday decided he was well enough for his usual twenty-five mile bike ride. On Saturday, he “wasn’t quite feeling…

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Meghana transforming her personality from a skeptic to believer through the practice of Heartfulness Meditation

Winds of Change #HumansOfHeartfulness

A yearning for something, we know not what, exists in most hearts. -P. Rajagopalachari   From a skeptic to a believer. From a rebel to a follower. From a human being to being humane. That, in a nutshell, is my story on this path of the heart.   As a child, when all you see…

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Meditate to Keep Depression at Bay

Depression. What does it mean, and how does it transform a settled state of mind to a disturbed one? Depression is generally described as feeling miserable, isolated and with a lack of interest in activities that were once enjoyed with all enthusiasm. Mental stress is a major cause of depression. Endless brooding and worrying can…

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A young boy sitting with his face down suffering from psoriasis.

Empathy – Is There a Cost?

For more than 5 years, my younger brother has been suffering from psoriasis, a skin disorder causing red, scaly patches that can crack and bleed. When he first contracted it, we rushed him to several doctors but scant knowledge about the disorder made the scenario even more dire. The disease spread rapidly, very soon taking…

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A man sitting with his closed eyes practicing heartfulness guided meditation.

How Guided Meditation Transformed My Life

In today’s material world, we all find ourselves chasing money, fame and love, which ultimately brings us more stress and anxiety-related ailments. However much we try to be our ‘normal’ selves we do not know how to. This is when we need a Guru or Guide who can help us realize our self-worth and find…

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Overcoming the Social Intrusion of Smartphones

Smartphones are empowering. They have interlaced practically every facet of our lives with overwhelming speed, convenience and connectivity. Dependency on smartphones has increased to such an extent that we find ourselves more involved with our phone than the meeting we are attending or even the traffic on the road. Today, when there is a smartphone…

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A young girl sitting with her closed eyes practicing Heartfulness Meditation.

Getting Lost Within: Simple Tips on How to Meditate

Remember that time when you were totally lost in the moment: drifting to the tune of your favourite song, looking far into the melancholic colours of an evening sky, or crawling through the words of an enchanting book? There are countless such moments in life that are akin to meditation. The magic of such moments…

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Charu sharma after having number of encounters with heartfulness, finally arrived at it.

Embracing life’s highs and lows #HumansOfHeartfulness

My association with Heartfulness began like a meandering river, with my life’s path swinging in and out of it, at times barely touching it. The earliest encounter I had was hearing about Heartfulness and then meeting practitioners, which left me curious about the method. The third encounter was meeting Chariji, the third Heartfulness Guide, even…

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Differently abled Marudhar start loving herself more with the help of heartfulness meditation.

Blessing in disguise #HumansOfHeartfulness

I have been practicing Heartfulness meditation for the past 11 years, and it has taught me to see life as a beautiful, God-given gift. I was born differently abled with a biological problem called meningomyelocele which, among other things, makes walking without support very difficult. I look at my life now as before Heartfulness and…

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