The Uncertainty of Planning

Are you the sort of person who likes to plan down to every snippet of their day only to realize that your day has made plans for you? Welcome to the club! My safety net is a bullet journal. Keeping track of habits, budget, daily tasks, reading lists, movie lists, etc. everything is penned down in this notebook. I break…… Read More.

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Does success lead to crises?

There are several types of crises. There is the mid-life crisis around your fifties; a quarter life crisis where young adults (like me) find themselves overwhelmed at a juncture in their mid-twenties. And in more recent times, the year 2020 is the year of crisis where every day that passes, brings with it an uneasiness of the future for almost…… Read More.

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10 Lessons from a Jigsaw Puzzle

Staying indoors for the past few months finally gave me time to solve a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle. There were simple lessons waiting to unfold.   No one has an idea of the bigger picture and what it looks like. But because you know it’s a jigsaw puzzle and all the pieces are meant to fit, you’ll keep trying to solve…… Read More.

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Tejasree Reddy

Meditation – My ‘GoTo’ Practice #HumansOfHeartfulness

What is the right age to begin meditation? Why does meditation as a hobby become a point of worry for the society? At the age of 15, I came across Heartfulness Meditation. I conveyed this interest towards meditation to my parents but to my disappointment, they didn’t support as I had hoped. Instead, they were a little bothered; thinking I…… Read More.

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Overcome Fear with Meditation

What is fear? Fear can be explained as an unpleasant psychological feeling that is caused by some real or imagined danger. There could be the fear of facing people, losing a special one, doing badly in exams, losing your job, or the fear of any uncertainty. It results in the uneasiness of the mind, which disturbs our entire system. The…… Read More.

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Love does Conquer

Covid-19 has pushed us into the four walls of our own home. Festivities and events have either been postponed or are carried out privately with limited guests. While technology has helped us come closer to share the joy virtually, it is equally painful that it doesn’t give us the opportunity to pay our final respects when our dear ones depart.…… Read More.

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Overthinking

Once I fell sick with a severe headache and naturally, I referred to the Google ‘doctor’ – to my horror all my symptoms pointed to one thing, a brain tumor. Even after multiple check-ups and assurances from doctors declaring that it’s only a sinus problem, my anxiety didn’t go away. I wondered why my mind loved to get carried away…… Read More.

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Bridging the Gap with Yoga

I have been in education for over fifteen years, mostly working with teenagers. Teenage years are synonymous with peer pressure, complicated further with identity crises; added to that is the pressure to study and perform well, technological distractions and parental expectations. This is also the time when parents start experiencing unfamiliar distancing from their growing child. Suddenly, the warmth and…… Read More.

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The Art of Inner Connectedness

One of the most interesting and instructive courses I’ve taken as a graduate student was Arts of Communication. In the course, my professor noted that there were three golden rules: Number 1: Resonate. Feel one with your audience. Number 2: Be your natural self. Don’t try to be someone that you aren’t. Number 3: Center yourself, especially before you speak.…… Read More.

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The Importance of Nothing

There is nothing I can do. But wait. And watch. And listen. Suddenly the outside world is non-existent as we stay safe at home. My self esteem has had a hit, as it is focused on outside approval for my appearance, my work, even my spiritual practice. At least that was until COVID-19. When “stay at home” orders meant my…… Read More.

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A worried man who needs heartfulness meditation

Stop Worrying, Will You?

Worry is something most of us carry with us all day long. We were worried yesterday, we are worried today, and we will be worried tomorrow. There is no end to it. Interestingly, worry creates an anticipatory pattern in the mind that something may or may not happen. Let me share a short scenario that happened to me at work.…… Read More.

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Resolution through Reflection #HumansOfHeartfulness

My conservative, middle-class upbringing suffered a severe jolt when, at the age of 8 years, my mother left us suddenly to pursue another life. I don’t even remember calling her “Ma” and my feelings for her were driven by anger and resentment that she had opted out of raising a family and, instead, had moved on with her life and…… Read More.

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