For a long time we have been fascinated with diamonds. Long before James Bond proclaimed, ‘Diamonds are Forever’, there was the poem, “Twinkle twinkle little star…like a diamond in the sky”. Between wonder and fantasy, there is a story told by Russell Conwell – “Acres of Diamonds”. Often a story is the shortest distance between understanding a concept and its…… Read More.
We all want to be happy and successful in our lives. We know it is the right way to live our lives and it is our right to have happiness and success. We just do not know how to do it – how to maintain our happiness at all times and under all circumstances, in today’s complicated society and stressful…… Read More.
From the perspective of Sanjay Sehgal I was born in New Delhi, growing up in a large family. It was my grandfather who first helped spark my interest in business. I pursued computer science and earned my bachelor’s in India. It was the early days of computer technology, so I came here to the U.S. to take it to the…… Read More.
How do you put into words the intense experience of living on a train for an entire fortnight along with more than 500 other people – all strangers on day 1 and family on day 15? How do you describe the beauty of welcoming the New Year in a totally unfamiliar place somewhere in Jharkhand or Bihar? It’s difficult for…… Read More.
Like many others, life has been a rollercoaster ride for me. I have had my share of ups and downs. But, I believe this is how it should be, as they teach you life lessons that come in handy in the direst of circumstances. As the famous industrialist, Ratan Tata, once said, “Ups and downs in life are very important…… Read More.
It was a long living room with beautiful tiles and minimal furnishing. At the end of the room, there was a large balcony that opened to the vistas and views of Kanha Shanti Vanam. I was here to meet my teacher and guide Kamlesh Patel, fondly called Daaji. The monsoon drizzle and the overcast sky lit up the room in…… Read More.
The space shuttle is a global symbol of man’s potential for great exploration and thirst for knowledge of the unknown. What launches the shuttle? One could say it is the giant engine, the fiery gas emitting huge clouds of smoke that we see during every televised launch. Looking a little deeper though, the real thrust behind the space program is…… Read More.
How many of us crave for something more? As I grow older, I am increasingly confronted with an underlying feeling of emptiness within myself. It’s often in the stillness of the night under the shadow of darkness, in the moments before going to sleep, that we become most aware of this deep emptiness. We are confronted with this feeling that…… Read More.
Why Heartfulness on yoga day? In Nature, everything happens at the appropriate moment. The solution to a crisis emerges at the moment it is needed. I was wondering about the declaration of June 21st as the International Day of Yoga, by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, a couple of years ago. He said that the General Assembly of the…… Read More.
Yoga means union, union with the source of our existence, and with all. If we come to the understanding that all of us are one with anything and everything in the universe, I believe we will experience a different reality in this very world. Most of the problems which we are facing in today’s world, such as scarcity of water…… Read More.
Over the past ten years or so I have told myself I would start practicing yoga daily. I tried power yoga, other physical yoga types, and those that focus more on inner balance and serenity. Well, it wasn’t until after I began practicing Heartfulness meditation that I began doing yoga more often. I didn’t intend for this to happen, in…… Read More.
If, five or ten years ago, you had the same knowledge you have today, do you think your life would have been different? Having exercised a choice and arriving at a path now, have you wondered what it would be like to have exercised a different choice? Well, let me tell you a story. Once Lord Krishna and his devotee,…… Read More.