Heartfulness, in essence, is doing things with your heart, intending things with your heart, discriminating things with your heart. Anything and everything that you do, refer to your heart before you execute. We all have great potential. Unless and until this potential is made use of, it's of no use; it is of no value actually. Knowledge... has to be actualized through experience. As a student, when I was learning a few things like Archimedes' principle or Pythagoras' theorem, how do we actually use it in day-to-day practical life? Until and unless that moment comes, and we understand the practical application in day-to-day life, only then we appreciate such experiments and theorems with greater interest. In mathematics, also, some students have a phobia for mathematics; some have a phobia for physics, some have for chemistry, some have for English. Nevertheless, all these phobias can be removed – tensions, anxieties.

 Heartfulness meditation is actually a way of life. It produces a guide in how you conduct your daily duties, how we interact with the others. Heartfulness is global, universal. The message is love. Not only a message, it is a feeling. Cultivate that within a human being. It is a platform to... build us from inside out, become more loving, more kind. And that's what we need in the Middle East so we can love each other and peace will come eventually. Students worrying about their subject matter can be streamlined through an actual, experiential process. Think for a moment, when you have to make a decision, and you have to answer immediately when your boss asks for answers – immediately. What happens to you? Versus, if an opportunity is given to you “please maintain silence for some time, or have a moment of poise, and then answer after reflecting.” My answer will be obvious that the answer given after some poise or pause will have a better value, it will have better substance, and it will be weighed out in the heart's silence. 

 It is this awareness that brings about evolution in life. It makes life easier because we are able to tackle a problem even before it becomes a real issue for us. Exam anxiety, exam stress, how to curb it? Once the anxiety and stress begin, it's difficult to remove it. Our emphasis is how not to create stress and anxiety in the first place. All these fundas or fundamental principles – a value-based life – are somehow experientially made available to these younger minds. Heartfulness has really contributed a lot to my success, contributed to me becoming or being what I am right now, because there are so many things that you can learn from Heartfulness. When you have love and peace of mind, that is a result of Heartfulness. When you have that, you are able to concentrate on your work, you are able to make decisions, the right decisions, you are able to save time, and all that has made me succeed in everything that I do. 

This Heartfulness way of meditation guarantees that within less than thirty minutes you will... enjoy this shift in consciousness. It is only through the shift in consciousness that we will be able to create an egregore of human beings resonating at wavelengths, such resonance, full of peace. Empathy for each other, love for each other, affection towards each other – the world will be wonderful. The egregore of such individuals will somehow create a different external as well as internal environment. World peace becomes child's play then. Only key to this is interest in meditation. If people have that, we can achieve it. Younger minds can be trained not just to focus mind, but to focus mind in such a way that they also become God-loving.  When we have an unnatural thing, for example, when I am not able to see things properly, my heart gets a signal that, "Something is wrong with you." "It's time to visit a doctor." When my ears are not listening, not receiving messages properly and I have to worry about it, but when I am able to see properly and when I am able to hear properly, my heart doesn't give me any signal. Precisely when something goes wrong, when things become unnatural, when there is asathya – untruthfulness, the heart speaks louder. 

Whenever there is a conflict, it is because of this mismatch between heart and mind, so always follow the heart. There is nothing very special about how to make a decision; everyone knows this. You need courage to follow the heart. Heartfulness completely transformed my life. Like, I am living a life in the Heartfulness way. Every single aspect in my life I take in a Heartfulness way. Everything I do, I do it from the heart. Whenever I am doing anything, I am doing it in Heartfulness meditation. This is everything. This is fixing your goal inside. Master, guru, whatever, Ultimate, everything is within. So, this for me is the goal. Imagine for a moment, the mind as one end of the spectrum of consciousness and the heart is another extreme of the same spectrum, actually. When you talk of deeper thoughts that arise in your mind, they are so deep it feels as if it is touching your heart – it almost becomes a feeling. Sometimes, you can be too superficial with your heart's feelings – it is almost like a thought. So it has its own spectrum. So, Mindfulness is one extreme of it and Heartfulness is another extreme of it. Rather, I would like to think Heartfulness to be inclusive of Mindfulness.

 Mindfulness is where you are mentally aware – you try to remain mentally aware of things around you, within you, with all kinds of things. Heartfulness, too, is part of this mental awareness, mental regulation, empathy – anything and everything that we do in the emotional world refers to the heart.  I generally think of the Godly presence in my heart. That's it. Or, there's so much of peace, poise, and love in my heart, and I just sit and meditate like that. That's all. Later on, when I'm in deeper meditation, the depth of meditation, and when I come out of it, either at that time or during meditation, some great ideas would emerge, also. It's not that you remain thoughtless during meditation. Some thoughts will definitely come, though you are trying to regulate your mind and saying, “Oh, I am going to meditate on the presence of Divinity.” Despite all that, other thoughts will come, and that is okay. Suppose you are launching a new project; the idea will come. Now, when the idea of launching a new project comes to your mind, there will be many other pros and cons developing in your mind. Now you are walking through a virtual path of the project, which you had not seen earlier. When you are seeing virtually the project unfolding in front of you, you are able to see, first of all, what can go wrong, or, whom I should not be including as my team, not out of enmity, but he is not the right person for that. So, you will choose the right people, right process, right timing, right place, right protocol. You are able to eliminate what is not suitable for the project. Meditation somehow erases these things, but that is not the main purpose, as I said. The main purpose is something else. These are side effects which can be beneficial.

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