“Being someone who consistently meditates was not my cup of tea for very many years. Who doesn’t know the wondrous benefits of meditation? But making it a habit was like peeling a tough coconut every day – I knew it is mouth-watering but didn’t have any desire to put forth attempts in savoring it.” The above example completely resonates with…… Read More.
I’ve always approached new things with curiosity and an open heart. I would try, test and prove my observations that arose whenever I came across something interesting. I was 21 years old and working in the East Khasi Hills, in Shillong, Meghalaya which is a beautiful hill station in India with lovely weather. Those were the days when I was…… Read More.
When one hears the word, “pandemic”, one is gripped with fear. One worries about the safety of their loved ones, unaccomplished deeds and maybe even their own self until one day one realizes that life and death were never in their hands. And yet one continues to go to bed with plans for the next day, a reflection of a…… Read More.
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…… Read More.
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.
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.
Browse through any news channel today, and you realize that society is obsessed with the topic of COVID-19. This continuous blaring of updates about the statistics of infected and death, feeds the anxiety of a society that has been exposed to a wide array of apocalyptic movies. Chennai is a city with very high number of COVID-19 positive people and…… Read More.
I was always the happy-go-lucky kind, ever smiling and laughing. I could be around people but go into my own space even as a child, as if looking for something. My thirst for inner happiness began when I started rebelling against societal norms, against what I was taught a young Indian girl should be. I found shelter in reading self-help…… 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.