Self


The science of appreciation

VEENA VERMA and NEHHA LOHIYA explore the possibilities for global peace that start with learning the art and science of appreciation. The corporate business world has given it a very unpleasant and gross terminology which we know as ‘ego massaging’. But if we go deeper and look at the science of how we are designed as humans, especially our hearts, we would realize that it is not about the ego of a person, but more to do with how the spiritual anatomy of our hearts work. Let us try to explain what......

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When I was half asleep

When I was half asleep

N.S. NAGARAJA writes about sleep, dreams, cartoon heroes, near death experiences, twisting space and possibilities. What can our senses really tell us about the world around us and inside us? Yes, I should have...

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Writing my way to peace

Writing my way to peace

MEGHANA ANAND explores the benefits of reflective writing in finding inner peace. A couple of years ago, while on a camping trip, I enjoyed a game of hide-and-seek with my little son. When it...

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Love is always here and now

Love is always here and now

BARBARA J. LEVIN O’RIORDAN shares her experience of calling on Love and the realization that it does not need explanation. My old motto used to be, “I can always take a small step.” I...

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An observer’s lifestyle

An observer’s lifestyle

DURGA NAGARAJAN shares a first-hand example of how the power of observation can change a life. Sitting on my couch, without anything much to do, I realized that my mind was overpowered with a...

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Free yourself from stress

Free yourself from stress

This is an excerpt of a workshop coordinated by VÉRONIQUE BRASSELET and EMMA MILESI during the Heartfulness days at the Cité Internationale in Lyon in January 2016. The heart’s simplicity reduces stress Stress is...

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Beholding and becoming

Beholding and becoming

NEGIN MOTAMED searches for the quiddity of  happiness. What would you wish for if you had a genie? A villa in the Canary Islands? A Lamborghini? A luxury vacation? Or something more sustainable: a bank...

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Is your mind flexible?

Is your mind flexible?

Many of us today are interested in keeping our bodies flexible and fit, but how many of us are interested in developing neuroplasticity? ELIZABETH DENLEY shares some tips on mental flexibility. What does it...

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