9th July 2020

Community Blog

We asked two Heartfulness meditators to reflect on what they gain from practising Heartfulness. Bhupinder Pal Singh began Heartfulness meditation in 2000, and Alka Patel in 2006. Why do you meditate? Bhupinder:  When I started meditation, my aim was to improve my interpersonal skills… now the reason is totally different. The main reason to meditate […]

I’m sitting in the Colonsay hotel in front of a warming wood burning stove, and in typical Highland form, rain is lashing against the windows, making it seem like 4pm rather than 10am. I am reminded of our fuel stop outside the Green Welly Boot at Tyndrum on our way to Oban to ride on […]

Having received treatment for breast cancer at the age of 38 years old (and that was in 2016), I realised that life has a lot more to offer. So I left my very stressful job after dedicating 22 years of my life to it – and believe me, it had been a total dedication to […]

I’ve been practising Heartfulness for 3 years now, since moving to Bristol. Previously I was a sceptical of meditation and I’m afraid I had all sorts of pre-conceived ideas about it. But, over the past few years, I’ve found myself drawn to practices involving stillness and silence and have realised that there is a deeper […]

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 […]