Thoughts running your life? Watch them!

Liberating art of witnessing your thoughts - part II Does it ever happen to you that you are working on an important assignment and you begin to think about something else….maybe about the upcoming holidays or about some recent argument with someone? Wouldn’t it be great if you could schedule a time when thoughts are … Continue reading Thoughts running your life? Watch them!

The liberating art of witnessing your thoughts – Part 1

It’s one of those days when hundreds of thoughts course through my mind. Among them self-doubt, worries, past follies, perniciously seek out my mental energy. Feeding on each other and fueling emotions at large, these thoughts spiral on in my mind mostly painting a dark and bleak future. Then again, in the ever-changing landscape of … Continue reading The liberating art of witnessing your thoughts – Part 1

Body-centered vs Mindfulness practices – An interview on attention, awareness & Free Mind

One of my American students, Michael Fogleman, who has trained in Buddhist meditation practices, conducted an interview for his site, Mind-Body-Attention. In this interview, we discussed about body-centered practices and mindfulness. I responded to some of Michael's precise questions on the practices that cultivate attention versus those that train us in awareness. Although it’s a … Continue reading Body-centered vs Mindfulness practices – An interview on attention, awareness & Free Mind

Is your meditation practice helping you or worsening your negative patterns?

Each kind of meditation has a different effect on the brain. Research studies on the effect of meditation on brain is proving that just “meditating” is not the solution to all our problems. In fact certain meditation practices can actually be worsening our harmful psychological  tendencies even though they may feel good (Not all that … Continue reading Is your meditation practice helping you or worsening your negative patterns?

Do you find yourself getting stuck periodically with anxiety, resentment, and inner conflict?

“Embracing the path to freedom and transformation is the deepest calling within the heart of every individual,” I write in my newly published book, Discover Your Free Mind. But how can we honor our heart’s calling if we are in the grip of certain emotions that are hard to shake off? If you’re like most … Continue reading Do you find yourself getting stuck periodically with anxiety, resentment, and inner conflict?