A woman is learning how to meditate & doing meditation in the garden

Meditation

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.

Yoga – The Perception of Reality

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.

On International Yoga Day, Discover a Simple Meditation Practice for a Joyful Life

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.

The Power of Belief and Positive Thinking

The word “belief” is defined in the dictionary as “confidence in the truth or existence of something not immediately susceptive to rigorous proof.”[i] But this word can be broken down into two separate terms: “be” and “lief.” “To be” simply means to exist or to live. The word “lief” originates from an Indo-European word “leubh,” which means love. The combined…… Read More.

Interview on Heartfulness, Lyon, France

[su_youtube url=”www.youtube.com/embed/sXBYC7lQWbE” width=”860″ height=”480″ class=”video”] Q: What is Heartful meditation? Kamlesh D Patel: Well, the term came on its own when we were discussing mindfulness and awareness. This is all about feelings. Our entire life is led by feelings and inspirations, and that is the role of the heart. And when we manage to listen to the feelings and capture…… Read More.

Understanding and Practicing Heartfulness

How is Heartfulness different from Mindfulness? Mindfulness is derived from Buddhism. It is an extremely positive and effective program. It is also humanistic in its core. It espouses inner strength, balance and compassion to create a harmonious and effective state of existence, individually and hence collectively. Mindfulness is related to harnessing and improving the power of the mind. It deals…… Read More.

What is heartfulness?

How did the rose Ever open its heart And give to this world All its beauty? It felt the encouragement of light Against its Being Otherwise, We all remain Too Frightened. – Hafiz c.1320 – 1389 In recent years increasing attention has been given to the concept of mindfulness, both in clinical and non-clinical settings, so much so that usage…… Read More.