9th July 2020

Community Blog

How do you explain feelings to someone who doesn’t understand the meaning of the word? Though they know the word, it is not part of their everyday vocabulary. They don’t ‘do’ feelings. They ‘do’, and do it very well thank you! That was me a few years ago when I attended a course on Non […]

The last two months have been surreal, with ninety per cent of the human population under lockdown. We as humans are not used to remaining confined within our homes. This has led to varied emotions in response to these restrictions. Most of these emotions are negative and quite counter-intuitive to the logic – that this […]

Ben Glennon was inspired to write this poem on a camping trip after meditation…

There is a popular belief that in order to change yourself and clear negative traits or behavioural patterns, you need to roll up your sleeves and work hard, devoting time, analysis and will power. It’s almost as though you are a sculptor dissatisfied with your work and you have to chip and carve away at yourself to smooth off rough corners and reshape certain unattractive parts of yourself…

If we really want to sustain our interest and enthusiasm, then it is helpful at all times I think, to adopt an attitude that ‘I do not know anything at all, but I can wait to discover something new that I  have never felt before’.. Invite this possibility, with humility and even before you sleep or before you start the meditation…

I am Nilima Tiwari Dusaj, a practitioner in the Sahaj Marg system since 2011. I am married and have a 3 year old daughter. In the initial years of practice, I tried to be regular with all elements of Heartfulness practice – meditation, cleaning, group meditation, sittings and prayer. But after the birth of my […]

“What change has meditation brought about in you?” A dear friend of mine posed this question to me on WhatsApp. Silent contemplation. Where should I begin? The answer seemed simple, yet abstract to put into words. I texted her back with instances of challenges I have been facing in recent times and how I have […]

In everyone’s life there are difficult times. This is how the medieval Italian poet Dante described his experience : At the mid-point of the path through life, I found Myself lost in a wood so dark, the way Ahead was blotted out. The keening sound I still make shows how hard it is to say […]

It’s common to hear people give advice such as, “Take a break, it’s good for you.” It sounds convincing and appealing and most people do take breaks from whatever they’re doing, on weekends and more specifically on holidays. I’ve come to recognise myself as a workaholic and for long periods of time in my younger […]

The soothing steady waves of peace and foundations of an essence of life…