Wednesday, February 03, 2016

'Five Questions to Soul Consciousness' Meditation Commentary

This short meditation is one of the most effective ways to disconnect from the mundane and reach a state of soul consciousness. It is a very methodical way to engage the mind and intellect to turn within. In a matter of 5 minutes, you will come away calmer, clearer and reset.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

What is Your Genius?

I’ve been closely watching the twins, my niece and nephew, grow. They are 10 months now. While one is mobile, exploring and stern, the other is laid-back, content and smiling. The divergence in their personalities is quite visible within their first year. It begs the question, what shapes our personality as humans - nature or nurture? Therein lie nested several sets of questions. Today, I’d like to explore the concept of “intelligence”.

The twins were born to the same set of parents, at the same time, ate the same food and exposed to similar “conditions”. But there seems to be a something fundamentally different emerging in their personalities. While some say one is more "intelligent" than the other, I feel each of them is displays a different form of intelligence. I’d argue that all humans are gifted with some form of intelligence. It may not be the type that the school system, the corporate world or society rears, recognizes or rewards.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Spirits of Ancestors in Bali - A Peek into the Paranormal Rituals and the After-life

I've heard of stories about the after-life and have seen films on interfacing with the invisible parallel realm of spirits. But I've never seen an entire culture tap into that realm on a regular basis for guidance, even to this day. During my recent trip to Bali, I spent meal after meal hearing accounts from locals about channeling departed spirits and their messages, an invaluable incentive for staying with locals rather than at a resort. For many nights, these hair-raising stories kept me awake wondering about the world of intelligence that exists all around us that we are blind to.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Inner Peace to World Peace documentary

Can we really create peace in the world? Made for World Peace Day, I was interviewed by UPLIFT to take us on a journey into peace in this inspiring film featuring Dr Dan Siegel, Dr Dean Radin, Dr Bruce Lipton and many other deep thinkers from around the world.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Eight Forms of Yoga and the Science of Enlightenment Simplified

I’ve been getting a lot of questions from workshop participants on the relationship between the different forms of yoga. With increased coverage by popular media in recent years, most have heard of at least a half a dozen different forms of yoga. Does chanting have anything to do with meditation? How do breathing techniques contribute towards transcendence? Can I pick any yoga form and will it do the same thing?

Yoga literally means a connection. People often tend to identify the term with bodily postures, which is actually hatha yoga abbreviated. In this discussion, we will look at the yoga with oneself, the life-force and the cosmic forces. The goal of the ancient yoga practice is spiritual enlightenment and link with the Supreme consciousness.

When we ingest food, it transforms into energy in the liver. From the region near the navel, this freshly created energy has three options. Depending on which way it travels, this energy will determine your motivation - sensual, material or spiritual. We have choice of this energy either moving up to enhance spiritual consciousness, down for sensual pleasure or staying in the abdomen for materialistic pursuits.

The eight main yoga forms contribute towards moving upwards to the energy centers in the body, also referred to as chakras.

There are eight forms of yoga:

Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Tough to Get Depressed

It's tough to get depressed when you're helping someone. This was the key take away from the talk I attended by Kelly McGonigal, a psychologist at Stanford, on ‘How Compassion Creates Resilience’ at UC Berkeley campus. The buoyant presentation linked cutting edge scientific benefits to the basic human virtues of compassion and altruism. A refreshingly different scientist, Kelly started the talk with a meditation exercise to allow everyone in the room to become present.

Stress is an aspect of life that we notice is on a steady rise across the globe, but we don’t seem to know how to cope with it. Kelly argues that stress is in fact good for you, and you can get good at it in ‘Upside of Stress', the title of her latest book. She rolled off a series of studies that demonstrated that stress could be a good thing if you know how to channel that to motivate you to doing something good.