THE HEARTFUL INNOVATOR – PART 7
Heartfulness eMagazine|July 2021
Disruptive Innovation through Inner Transformation. In the previous articles, RAVI VENKATESAN outlined 4 key aspects of the “inner state” that we want to fine tune to become Heartful Innovators. He explored the roles of the Intellect, Ego, Mind, and Awareness, and their transformation in enabling innovation. He also explored ways to overcome fear, uncertainty, and doubt, collectively known as FUD, which form the main barriers to innovation. In this article we’ll explore stress, another major barrier to innovation, and methods to counter it.
RAVI VENKATESAN
Two key autonomic nervous systems in humans are important to understand:

1. The Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) –This prepares the body for potential danger. It leads to a fight-or-flight response, and

2. The Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) – This brings the body back to a relaxed state and calms down the mind. It leads to a restand-digest response.

The process of innovation cannot even begin, let alone reach the peak of its potential, in an individual who is stressed out, with their SNS active.

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