All around the world, we are on our feet from dawn to dusk and even well into the night. Men chase jobs, careers and money. Women also chase careers and in addition run behind their men, children and homes. Sandwiched between the two, children run after their parents, their education, extracurricular activities, friends and their electronic gaming gadgets. Is that…… Read More.
My introduction to spirituality was a very ordinary event, as I started meditation on my uncle’s insistence at the age of 18. The seeds of spirituality were sown, but it took some time to germinate. I only realized the need for it when I was preparing for the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) exams, as well as going through the…… Read More.
I have worked in Child Protection for more than twenty-five years. What I have observed is this: at 60 I am neither hardened nor burnt out, but more and more able to feel, be open and find enthusiasm in my work. While acknowledging that age and experience, emotional maturity, increasing skills, training and study have all contributed to this freshness,…… Read More.
I am 60 years old this year, a mother of two, grandmother of four, and I meditate! In retrospect, how I arrived here has been quite simply a process of distillation. So you can understand what I mean, let me share the unravelling of my life to date. Coming from the highlands of Scotland, where all the whiskey is made,…… Read More.
I began meditating at the age of 16 in 1993 in South Africa. I wasn’t looking for a lifelong path – who is at that age? – just something that could offer a deeper perspective to life’s challenges. You see, often we don’t realize our inner needs, because we are taught that development means the pursuit of wealth, outer growth…… Read More.
Wish you all a very happy new-year. It feels like 2017 just began and it is already ending, yielding to 2018. We all know happiness is an inner state of being. We can acquire this state by a practice of strengthening our mind, body and spirit. When we look at a human being we are a complex piece of nature.…… Read More.
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.