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Cognitive Strategies for dealing with Addiction – Part 2

In the last part of this article, we covered in detail how the subtle energy system within us is impacted when dealing with Addiction and how to use meditation strategies. If you missed it, you can read it here.


In this part, we deal with additional strategies that supplement Sahaja meditation in dealing with addiction.


by Shankar Ramani

Meditation strategies for dealing with Addiction – Part 1

A very recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in August this year provides a quantitative measure of the serious problem facing us from addiction:


  • 46% of Americans have a family member or close friend who is addicted to drugs or has been in the past;
  • Opioids account for more than 60% of drug overdose deaths;
  • Since 1999, drug overdose-related deaths have tripled in number.


We have dealt with addiction in a lot of detail on our website. Sahaja meditation works in multiple ways to help with addiction, primarily by:


  • Reducing stress and stress-induced cravings;
  • Making the practitioner more self-aware and mindful of thoughts and emotions, especially in the area of any addictions he or she might be dealing with;
  • Releasing negative thoughts and feelings through self-forgiveness that might otherwise lead to rumination;
  • Positively impacting neurotransmitters and neurohormones which regulate health and well-being;
    Increasing resilience and better coping skills by re-wiring the neural circuitry.

by Shankar Ramani

Meditation can be A Source of Strength When Grieving

He was a big giant of a man…” said the lead protagonist of one of my favorite binge-worthy shows: ‘Newsroom.’ Will McAvoy of Newsroom was concerned about being reductive – his good friend, the producer of the show had passed away and the whole team was looking to Will for some words in memoriam. Strumming the guitar to the tune of ‘went to Memphis…” Will finally finds the words that could somewhat do justice to what was in his heart. The pain, the gratitude and the power of moving memories all gushed forth in a few pithy sentences that served as a soaring memorial to a great character.


It was one of those moments that many of us feel moved by – I certainly was.

by Shamik Ghosh

How to Control Your Attention in a World of Distraction

Recently, there was a story on a blog about a man diagnosed with adult ADHD in his 30’s. It answered many questions he’d had for years about his level of hyperfocus and high distractibility. He realized he used hyperfocus to drown out the distractions around him.


While this level of focus might seem highly productive to outsiders, this man would become obsessively absorbed in something, neglecting his responsibilities and losing track of time. He was prone to abandoning projects in mid-stream and changing focus completely.


What this young man did was learn how to rewire his brains using practices and habits of meditation. It allowed him to create a support system rather than being medicated.

by Sahaja Online

When Is Stress Dangerous?

Just about everyone is talking about stress today. The term has become a buzzword, and you may even feel like people are competing over who is busier and who is more stressed out. Truthfully, we have all personally experienced stress at one time or another – or maybe even daily. With all kinds of life pressures, it’s almost impossible not to. But, at what point is it something to look at deeper? At what point is stress dangerous?

by Sahaja Online