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Developing a Spiritual Identity

We live in a world where we’re constrained by all sorts of identities and associations that limit our potential and freedom. While our job titles, political dispositions, club, and group affiliations may provide a way of organizing our lives and establishing order in it, these end up defining who we are, shaping our views and how we lead our lives. Instead, shouldn’t we have that control of molding ourselves and our lifestyle the way we want?

 

And then a time comes when we are subject to polarized alignments and statuses of our existence because of our choices and for our convenience. Someone is an Online shopper, a “power user” or something. Another is a Republican but centrist and not liberal. Yet another is a “yogi” and even a “meditator”. The problem is that we collect all these labels all the time based on what we do, what we believe in or even what others think we do. Yet, none of these can really define the outcomes we want to achieve in our lives.

 

What we’ve all been missing is that the only way to enjoy life to the fullest extent is to de-identify and dissociate ourselves from all these bindings by finding a superior form of existence. Knowing, feeling and living by the guidance of our innermost being helps realize the full potential and meaning of our lives.

 

We still retain our other affiliations or associations, but we control them to the extent they contribute to the outcomes we want in life.

by Shankar Ramani

Prayer vs Meditation

Prayer vs Meditation? They’re more similar than we realize. Do you want to know the difference between prayer and meditation? For most people, the two are the same or at least similar. Nearly everyone realizes that both are ways to connect to a higher power or consciousness.

 

But in Sahaja meditation, we’re clear about how they’re different. More importantly, how to tangibly achieve and experience the results of both.

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From New York to Shanghai in 39 Minutes

Earlier today, I was reading an exciting article on superfast space travel that is predicted to become an alternative for flight travel greater than 10 hours. According to this rocket can be used for commuting between two destinations on the earth, like New York and Shanghai. And the trip can be made in 39 minutes! Apparently, this type of travel is going to become a $20B market by 2030. Here’s the interesting article.

 

And so, while all the news was exciting, the key question that always comes up in my mind is: with so much saving of time in the mundane activities in our lives, what do we really do with the freed up time? Where does one redirect the attention that is now at our disposal?

by Shankar Ramani

Meditation Tips for Workplace Success

At Sahaja Online, we strive to make the lives of people easier, purposeful and valuable by telling them about how meditation can help in as many aspects of their lives as possible.

 

A couple of weeks ago, in one of my online sessions, I decided to cover how meditation can help in workplace success. Meditation is like a centerpiece of a spiritual person, it helps build our personality and develop skills in whatever we do or think about in our waking time.

 

The time spent at the higher state of consciousness grants us the power to examine and improve the time we spend at the next lower level of our consciousness, which is our regular state of awareness when we’re awake. And nothing compounds like the benefits of meditation in the long term, it builds a strong and balanced personality within us capable of achieving positive outcomes in every facet of our life.

 

And our workplace or career is no exception to this rule.

by Shankar Ramani

Meditation Can Help Teenagers in a Big Way

A brand new study conducted by the Pew Research Center shows that teens rate Anxiety and Depression as the top problem amongst their peers. And this plays right into what we offer and talk about all the time – meditation, whose core and gateway benefits are indeed stress, anxiety and depression relief.

 

But in our view, the solutions for teens are a bit more nuanced. Can we get teens to meditate? Even before that, how do we establish credibility and a positive rapport with them as a member of the family so we’re talking at the same wavelength that they can understand? How do we show them that we care and can help them out?

 

Something as profound as Sahaja meditation has many answers in achieving a holistic and workable solution to their problems.

 

by Sahaja Online