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Changing habits – winning the fight

Everyone on a self-improvement journey knows how difficult it is to form new habits or eliminate bad ones.

The obvious traits that we use are willpower and discipline. Some YouTube self-improvement gurus may also give us cognitive strategies backed by science. However, these take time to implement and sustain continuously. If you can exercise them to change your habits, then let them be a plus or nice to have. We need other powerful ways that are intrinsic to us and that we can tap into.

by Shankar Ramani

Does your life feel like it’s on a treadmill?

A treadmill is a great workout machine. It is designed to keep you walking once you turn it on. And you can do nothing but walk or run on it; if you stop while it’s running, you will fall. Suppose someone sets the treadmill at a pace that you aren’t comfortable and you can’t turn it off either. How would it feel? You must keep walking and running at an uncomfortable pace with no control and no ability to get off.

We go through phases when it can feel like our entire life is on a treadmill. And here’s how that can feel:

You’re busy day in and day out, with very little time left for activities you would like to do.

You can’t control or choose your time.

You are into activities that do not feel productive, meaningful, or enjoyable.

You cannot stop the monotony; you are too scared to change your life.

Your commitments are crushing you.

You wonder how long this will continue and don’t see a way out.

You can feel the stress and some anxiety and don’t see a way out.

Meditation can help, and we are here to help you change your life positively.

by Shankar Ramani

How to find motivation in life

A good friend recently asked me, “How do you motivate yourself to be regular with your routine?” This question is quite profound and one that we all seek answers to.

At times, merely getting started on doing something can be a challenge. At other times, keeping up with our work day in and day out can be daunting. Ranging from downright fatigue and loss of interest to questioning what we’re doing or why we’re doing it can be signs that we need serious motivation.

More importantly, the motivation to stick to our meditation routine is paramount for meditators. After all, meditation is the core life-enriching and energizing source within us. Meditators know they must return to the basics and get regular with their spiritual practice when life is problematic. 

So, how do we find that constant stream of motivation within and around us?

by Shankar Ramani

How meditation improves our perspective and sense of perception

A great picture means different things to different people. The greatest of pictures talk to us in very expressive ways depending on our sense of perception and the perspective we have in our attention at that very moment. 

Ever think of how you feel joyful and captivated by specific images and experiences? Yet, those same images barely produce a reaction within us if our attention and sense of perception are busy or colored with something else.

So, how do we get to a point in life when we can enjoy every image and experience to its fullest extent?

Sustained, long-term meditation can help with that.

by Shankar Ramani

Meditation for Career success

This coming Saturday, our meditation workshop will address the topic of career success. Most of us have had the opportunity to pursue a career or job with varied experiences. For some of us, it is one of the most important facets of our lives, even something we cannot exist without. Often it can also be one of our identities or even the identity that represents us in this world.

Then, there are those of us who pursue a career for the benefits – financial well-being or even to pursue our passion in a particular area.

But what does a career pursuit mean for a spiritual person? How should we look at it, plan for it and what should our attitude and focus towards it? We discuss many of these aspects in our workshop, including sharing how meditation can be used to transform your career in many ways.

by Shankar Ramani