I was always the happy go lucky kinds, always smiling and laughing. I would be around people but go into my space even as a child, as if looking for something. My thirst for inner happiness began when I started rebelling against the societal norms, against what I was taught as a young Indian girl. I found shelter in reading…… Read More.
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 is chaos in the form…… Read More.
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 before I started practicing. Then…… Read More.
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 after Heartfulness, and how differently…… Read More.
Four years ago, if you had asked me to meditate, I would have laughed at you. But now I meditate twice, sometimes thrice a day. Such has been the impact on me of Heartfulness meditation. Four years ago, after graduating from an engineering college, I was working in a corporate job when I had an unforeseen mental crisis which came…… Read More.
Like many stories you may have come across, mine starts with an unresolved past issue. For me, it was the usual teenage angst and uncertainty. I didn’t know what I was doing; I felt lost in this world and, typically, looked for reassurance in other people and things. Frequently, when we play around we fail to understand that what we…… Read More.
I love simplicity. In my early childhood, I decided that I wanted to live a modest and simple life, eat healthily and be in tune with nature. My daily route to school took me past a slaughterhouse, and once I made the connection to the meat on my plate it no longer seemed right to ingest it. Since then, from…… Read More.
Until about a year ago, I was working the corporate 9 to 5 and simultaneously fighting a losing battle with extreme anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse. I was lost in the dark with no hope of finding the light and still l continued to ignore the power that was within me, despite the many signs telling me to tune…… Read More.
For as long as I can remember, the big questions of life have dominated my thoughts – who am I, where do I come from, where am I going? Being a rational person, I turned to the brain for all the answers. Studying cognitive neuroscience made it all seem so logical; everything could be explained just by looking at how…… Read More.
आध्यात्मिकता से मेरा परिचय एक बहुत ही साधारण घटना थी, क्योंकि मैंने 18 साल की उम्र में अपने चाचा के आग्रह पर ध्यान करना शुरू किया था। आध्यात्मिकता के बीज बोए जा चुके थे, लेकिन अंकुरित होने में कुछ समय लगा। मुझे इसकी ज़रूरत तब महसूस हुई जब मैं यू.पी.एस.सी. परीक्षाओं के लिए तैयारी कर रही थी, साथ में अपने…… Read More.
पच्चीस वर्षों से भी अधिक मैंने बाल-सुरक्षा के लिए काम किया है | मैंने जो देखा वह कुछ ऐसा है : 60 साल की उम्र में मैं न ही कठोर बनी हूँ और न ही थकी हूँ बल्कि मैं और भी ज़्यादा महसूस कर पाती हूँ, खुले दिल से जीती हूँ तथा अपने काम में उत्साह का अनुभव करती हूँ |…… Read More.
मैं इस वर्ष 60 साल की हो गई हूँ। मैंदो बच्चों माँ और चार की दादी हूँ | मैं ध्यान भी करती हूं। पुरानी बातों को याद करती हूं तो पाती हूं कि यहां तक पहुंचने की मेरी इस यात्रा को साधारण शब्दों में शोधन की प्रक्रिया कहा जा सकता है। आप समझ सकते हैं कि मेरा आशय क्या है।…… Read More.