What is Meditation? Meditation is a simple way of freeing your mind, forgetting about daily anxieties, and focusing on mental relaxation. Going into a meditative state involves learning to become a passive observer of one’s thoughts. It does not mean suppressing them or attempting to force them to disappear. Meditation is the process of continuous focus on one object for…… Read More.
It’s that time of year again; of warmth and hearth, family and friends around, as we celebrate joy, happiness, peace, and the triumph of goodness and light. Festivals are the perfect occasions to gather, share, and shower love and gifts on our near and dear ones. But the end of the year is also a good time to reflect on…… Read More.
Elephant Parades in Palaces, Meditation Flash Mobs and Spreading Acts of Kindness – The Heartfulness Dasara Event I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Heartfulness Dasara Event in Mysuru. This event is the first of its kind to take place in Mysuru Ashram and so, not knowing what to expect, I packed a duffle bag and began my journey…… Read More.
There has been an eternal quest for the Elixir of Life, Amrit, Fountain of Life, Philosopher’s Stone, across different cultures throughout history. Immortality is very tempting. Youth is the time when one is most energetic. The wish to have the youthful energy forever has been a driving force. The pursuit in the Eastern culture has been on enlightenment at the…… Read More.
Heartfulness meditation is based on the Raja yoga system, according to which, one’s spiritual practice takes him/her to three stages – liberation, realization and mergence with the infinite, says the modern saint and teacher of Heartfulness, Shri Ram Chandra of Shahjahanpur. Liberation from what? Realization of what? Mergence with what? I always wondered. And still wonder… We wonder until we…… Read More.
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.