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Work is Man's Great Function

I was first introduced to this article by Late Parthasarathi Rajagopalachari. He started off as a lowly-sales man and climbed the corporate ladder to become board member at a reputed business conglomerate in India. However, that was not his finest achievements, if you ask me. He also became the spiritual guru of Sahaj ...
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A Practical Guide to Making Meditation Interesting

Meditators from beginners to adepts have a common question – how do I make my meditation interesting? Not just meditators, even wellness professionals who organize meditation programs at corporations ask a similar question – how do we retain interest in meditation programs? Most of us understand that meditation is good; after each meditation we not...
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Two Weeks with a CEO

 

 

 

This holiday season I received an unusual and unexpected gift – two weeks up-close with Kamlesh D Patel - President of S.R.C.M - a non-profit organization that has its presence in over 100 countries.  The executive was in New Jersey for about a month and during the time I spent with him, I hoped to get some insight into the organization.  However, what I walked away was with a renewed understanding of leadership. It has been so profound that it has made me rethink my definition of

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Misconceptions About Meditation

 

I have been a meditator for about 12 years now and I am also a Heartfulness meditation trainer. Given my interest in the subject, meditation often comes up in conversations with family, friends and total strangers. Quite often, I come across statements that demonstrate glaring ignorance about meditation. Here are some of

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The Inherent Bias

 

The image you see above is of a ‘firewalker’ at a Tony Robins Unleash Potential Within (UPW) program. The program is a high octane coaching seminar for self improvement. The participants of the program can be characterized as normal individuals who are interested in personal growth and professional success.

One of the key elements of the program is firewalking where the participants walk over a hot bed of coals – metaphorical walk for overcoming fears and bringing out a new yourself. Tony Robbins claims that

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6 Months in to my spouse’s MBA, this is what I became:

My wife is currently pursuing her MBA from a reputed b-school.  Six months into her program, I realized I changed quite a bit myself. So, for those of you whose spouse is planning to take up a MBA, here is how you’ll likely change:

 

The Chore-Leader: Assuming you are not supported by any other family member and you are not wealthy enough to hire butlers, you take up all the chores in your

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Why this blog?

 I recently started reading Susan Cain’s Quiet – in the book, Susan questions the ‘Extrovert Ideal’ and very convincingly presents how introverts have contributed to the society and yet have been greatly undervalued. As I read through the first few chapters, I realized that I related to the book immensely. I consider myself an introvert despite an active social life. There are two reasons for my assertion: I choose to listen over speaking my mind more often than I probably should and secondly, I need my daily dose of quiet time to recharge.  These traits had created a sense of anxiety, as they are not inline

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