Heartfulness eMagazine - September 2023
Heartfulness eMagazine - September 2023
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In this issue
International Day of Peace falls on September 21, so this month we celebrate how far we have come, and reflect on how we can keep improving the Peace Quotient of our global human society. Consciousness has shifted, despite all the negativity in the media. We are aware of more and more ways to be peaceful and to radiate peace into our communities. Many of us now send peaceful intentions into the world every day.
We hear from Daaji, Deepak Chopra, the Spirit of Humanity Forum's recent peace retreat in Iceland, Lynn Geddes and Tracie Pape. We tap into Peacefulness with Ranjani Iyer et.al., Ichak Adizes, and Manilal Roopa. We look at sustaining the soul and nurturing the Earth with Liaa Kumar and Laya Iyer, Sravan Banda, Charles Eisenstein, and Babuji. Our artists include Liu Janmin and two students from the Heartfulness Learning Center.
7 Tips that Show How Crucial Social Connection Is to Well-being
Could public health guidelines help stop loneliness? Kiffer George Card shares both research and his perspective on how we can address the pandemic of loneliness. He advocates coming together in a whole-of-society response, which means addressing the very problem he is seeking to solve.
The Womanifesto collective came together in Bangkok in the late 1990s to fulfill the need for an inclusive, creative and open-ended art platform for artists from Southeast Asia. It was primarily set up as an independent project run by women, and is now a globally recognized entity, involving multiple art forms and artists from all over the world. One of the coordinators, VARSHA NAIR, shares her experience of this movement and its evolution with VANESSA PATEL.
Take the Consumer CHALLENGE
ELIZABETH DENLEY shares some insights on reducing wants, cutting costs, and in the process living more sustainably on the planet. Even if you choose one tip and do it for a month, you will make a difference!
THREE PRIORITIES FOR Environmental Healing
CHARLES EISENSTEIN challenges our current understanding of environmental sustainability, and asks us to reconsider our approaches and practices to environmentalism. In part 1, he dared us to realize that environmentalism will only work once we become nature lovers. In part 2, he focuses on the way forward, offering ways to heal the environment and ourselves.
GUY SHAHAR embarked on a career in energy healing with little understanding of what it entailed, after experiencing Dr. Bradley Nelson's method, The Emotion Code. The results spoke for themselves. After becoming certified as a healer, Guy is now watching with wonder how the method is unfolding and evolving, and how he is growing through the process.
ChatGPT Gamechanger or Hype?
RAVI VENKATESAN takes us on a journey through the world of Artificial Intelligence, charting its history and developments, and also exploring where we are headed.
The Perils of Being "Too Smart"
DR. ICHAK ADIZES challenges the notion that smarter is always better. What is able to surface when we move beyond the intellect?
KAJ HAMMARGREN is an athlete who turned his life around from a very dark place in his twenties to serving others and bringing joy, all through a spiritual awakening and the practice of meditation. His story is an inspiring one!
The Art of Relaxed Efforts
In September 2022, DAAJI released his latest bestseller, The Wisdom Bridge, and throughout 2023 we are sharing highlights from the various chapters to give you a taste of the wisdom the book offers. This month the excerpt is from chapter 10 on Principle 5: Early Childhood Is the Foundation.
DR. PRASAD VELUTHANAR describes the roles of the three doshas the natural elements in our system - in our health and well-being. He also shares what can be done if one or more doshas are out of balance in order to restore health.
TALKING WITH MY GRIEF
RUBY CARMEN explores the often repressed emotion of grief, and shares some ways we can accept it, value the meaning behind it, and integrate it into our being as an expression of love.
BABUJI'S NATURAL REMEDIES
Tune in to the Present Moment
DAAJI shares 4 simple practices to tune into the present moment and bring about a joyful, contented lifestyle. Doing these regularly will create sustainable peace.
Yoga for Reconciliation
George Okurut is a yoga teacher in vulnerable communities. He works with poor children in Kampala, Uganda. These projects have created yoga awareness, and mental health awareness, improving the livelihoods of people. George is a certified yoga teacher from S-VYASA Yoga University in India, and Satyananda Children's Yoga at Yoga Pura Vida in Tanzania.
Case of the Weekday Blues? EAT SOME BLUEBERRIES
POOJA KINI shares one of her simple superfood salads to brighten up your Monday and give you a burst of nutrients.
SRIRAM RAGHAVENDRAN story of crisis, courage, and the clarity that gave him a solution in a life and death situation shares a personal
HOW THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT CAN FIND ITS WAY AGAIN
CHARLES EISENSTEIN challenges our current understanding of environmental sustainability, and asks us to reconsider our approaches and practices to environmentalism. He also dares us to realize that it will only work once we become nature lovers.
The Heart's Wisdom
KARISHMA DESAI shares her unique perspective on the integration of HeartMath and Heartfulness practices and research, and how this collaboration leads us to a bright future.
DR. ICHAK ADIZES pulls together more than 40 years of experience and knowledge in organizational consulting to give us a simple overview of what is needed to create and maintain a healthy organization that can weather the ups and downs of any marketplace.
Love & Prayer
LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE looks back on a life of learning about love in its many forms and faces, from the most human to the most esoteric, and what it means to him that love is the source of all that exists.
Yoga and Mental Health
HIS HOLINESS the 14th DALAI LAMA met with UNESCO Artist for Peace, Dr. GUILA CLARA KESSOUS, on May 8, 2023. Evoking her commitments to UNESCO, Dr. Kessous asked about issues such as equality and women’s rights, intercultural dialogue, the societal role of art and the importance of yoga for mental health. Here is an excerpt from the conversation.
THE JOURNEY OF Total Health
DAAJI speaks about the role of the heart in healing, and the important aspects of a healthy life. He explains the concept of total health and how we can attain it through yoga.
The Miracle of life
Six years ago, A. PADMAJI found herself confronting a frightening health diagnosis. Today she is in remission, and she shares her journey and her gratitude for the role allopathic and complementary medicine and Heartfulness played in her recovery. This uplifting story is a testament to her faith.
Yoga and Ayurveda for Health
VALENTINA TSAREV, SRIVIDYA VARADARAJAN, UTTARA VENUGOPAL, and UMA NATARAJAN are all yoga teachers who have experienced the benefits of yoga and Ayurveda at a young age. Here they share some key features of their use for health.
Dealing with Thoughts
DAAJI dispels the myth that thoughts in meditation are bad, and helps us understand how to accept our thoughts in a constructive way, eventually leading to periods of thoughtlessness.
The Neuroscience of Meditation
Dr. SARA LAZAR is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is on the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. Here she speaks about how meditation impacts the brain.
WE TRULY ARE ALL CONNECTED
DR. ROLLIN MCCRATY, Director of Research at the HeartMath Institute, gave an online presentation to the Heartfulness international conference, \"An Integrative Approach to Health and Well-being,\" at Kanha Shanti Vanam in December 2022. In part 2, he shares more about coherence at the individual, group, and global levels.
In Search of a New World
SNEHAL DESHPANDE enlightens us on how pre-conception, conception and pregnancy, and the first year of life affect our later psychology and physical well-being.
SRIRAM RAGHAVENDRAN shares some wise words and his personal experience of managing peer pressure when he was at college.
How To Manage in Times of CRISIS
DR. ICHAK ADIZES has been helping organizations to manage change for over forty years. His recent publication, How to Manage in Times of Crisis, is based on material from his talks during 2008 addressing the world financial crisis. But it is even more relevant today when human crises are multi-dimensional.
Heartfulness eMagazine Description:
Publisher: Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation
Category: Religious & Spiritual
Welcome to Heartfulness eMagazine, a monthly magazine in which we explore everything from self-development and health, relationships with family and friends, how to thrive in the workplace, to living in tune with nature. We also bring you inspiration from the lives of people who have made a difference to humanity over the ages. This magazine is brought to you by Sahaj Marg Spirituality Foundation, a non-profit organization.
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