Relax, Meditate, Rejuvenate

WHY MEDITATE?

Life today is full of stress and tension in all aspects – professional, personal and social. Be it work in the software industry, a medical hospital or university, there’s more and more competition and demands for perfection in stressful situations. And life at home is no less demanding.

How can one face all of this with confidence and, more importantly, a calm disposition that would get results?

By regulating the mind, increasing our capacity to focus and bringing a balance to our emotions and thoughts.

meditation

The Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from Meditation?”

“Nothing,” he replied. “However, let me tell you what I lost: anger, anxiety, stress, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

WHAT IS MEDITATION?

Meditation is continually thinking about one object at a time. All other thoughts and ideas that divert us are ignored, while the mind is trained to bring the focus gently back to the object of meditation.

Now what happens when this is practiced every day?

mag-glassLike the magnifying glass that can focus the rays of the sun at one point and even drill a hole in wood, the  mind becomes much stronger, able to focus better and finish any task faster, more effectively and accurately.

Heartfulness Meditation also teaches its practitioners another very effective technique of mental cleaning. Through this cleaning process, one is able to remove all negative and weaker tendencies, stress, anxiety and anger. Combined with a simple and very effective meditation that reinforces the positive aspects of a person, and the cleaning that removes all the negative aspects, it becomes very easy to remain peaceful, balanced and stress-free in all situations.

And a balanced/ calm person  has better clarity of thought in stressful situations, makes the right decisions and hence is more effective.

Here’s how Heartfulness Meditation has helped thousands of people around the world:

Learn to Meditate this New Year by joining the free Meditation Masterclasses  from the 2nd to 4th January 2017 conducted by Shri. Kamlesh Patel (experienced trainer of Heartfulness meditation).

The masterclasses will be available online each day, starting at midnight, and accessible throughout the day. Each class runs about 1 hour.

Click here to register for the free meditation masterclasses.

Relax, meditate and experience the Infinite potential of the heart.

Wishing you all a fantastic and prosperous New Year!!

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Learn to Meditate: Free Meditation Masterclasses

As many of you know, I practice Heartfulness Meditation and have found this to be incredibly helpful in my life. This meditation has brought so many positive changes and has helped me deal with tough life-situations that would have pulled me down otherwise.

meditationThe Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from Meditation?”

“Nothing,” he replied. “However, let me tell you what I lost: anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.”

This is absolutely true for me. Meditation has helped me become more balanced, reduced my anger and stress, helped me face anything life throws my way with a heart filled with courage and belief that I can come through it successfully and, more importantly, stronger than before.

But why am I sharing all of this now?

Because today, I heard some really fantastic news 🙂

Kamlesh D. Patel (very experienced trainer of Heartfulness Meditation Institute) is personally conducting Meditation Masterclasses from the 2nd to 4th of January 2017.

All of these meditation classes are conducted absolutely free of charge as usual with the aim to help as many people of the world as possible to have a balanced and peaceful life. 

Check out how Heartfulness Meditation has helped people all around the world:

The New Year is a time for evaluating our lives, for making resolutions to improve and transform. And this is possible when we make use of effective techniques that achieve results in the midst of our rushed lifestyles.

Join Kamlesh D. Patel as he walks you through very effective ways to relax & meditate in 3 online video masterclasses.  You can practice these everyday in the comfort of your own home at any convenient time.

Learn how to:

  • Relax for physical well-being
  • Meditate on the heart and experience transmission to deepen your meditation
  • Simplify thoughts
  • Unwind the mind. Let go of stress and rejuvenate
  • Connect to your inner self and observe your deepest feelings
  • Make wise life choices
  • Find inner strength, develop confidence and balance
  • Nurture relationships
  • Find joy within

Each masterclass, for 40-60 minutes, will be available on consecutive days, starting at midnight throughout the day, on 2, 3, 4 January 2017.

This is an awesome opportunity for all people who are interested to learn meditation. 

Register once for all three days to receive an email with link to the videos.

Relax, Meditate and Experience the infinite potential of the heart!

I wish you all a very lovely Christmas and a fantastic New Year!!

Lots of love,

Krisna

 

Ask the Author: Lynn Miller

Hello Friends,

For this month’s Ask the Author post, we have with us Lynn Miller, author of The Sons of Rebellion.

lynn-millerLynn lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her love for storytelling started before she was able read or write but she only found the time to pursue this lifelong passion once she sold her software business. Her magical tales weave the blurred grey between good and evil with love, family and friendship.

The Sons of Rebellion, her debut series, tells the story of a family of fallen angels and their struggles balancing a personal and professional life with battling demons.

 

Krisna – Welcome, Lynn! It’s great to have you with us today.

Lynn: Thank you, Krisna. It’s my pleasure 🙂

Krisna: It’s really great that your love for storytelling started at such an young age. What is the easiest thing about writing?

Lynn: Developing the characters and allowing them to interact with each other. Dialogue and Character Dynamics are favorite parts of writing. It’s the part that comes easiest to me. How much do they share with one another? Who gets along with who? I am fascinated by how that just falls into place. Even if I didn’t plan with a particular dynamic in mind, I will go still go with it. On-Page chemistry is favorite tool.

Krisna – What has been the toughest criticism you’ve received?

Lynn – “Cut the first two chapters. It only gets interesting from chapter 3.” Seriously. I spent so much time tweaking those first chapters, it was a bitter pill to swallow. The person then went on to explain why and how and it turned out to be the best piece of advice I’ve received.

Krisna – Ha ha! I had a similar experience with my novel. Had to cut my prologue which was one of my favorite chapters because it wasn’t too relevant to the plot of book 1. But it’s more critical to book 2, so it’s definitely getting included there 🙂 

Without spoilers, is there any part you regret writing but is integral to the plot?

Lynn – There’s a death pretty early on in the story. I always knew that character would die, and I knew why. It was only once I started writing the scene that included them that I regretted not having the opportunity to dig deeper and find their story.

Krisna – I’ve found that writing the death of a character is always a tough thing to do especially if he/she is close to the MC. As the creator of that character, we’re more involved and know their potential. Speaking of main characters, do you prefer a single main character or an ensemble team?

Lynn – Ensemble. Always ensemble. I use three to four point of view characters per book but over the course of the series there is no real main character. Each character showed up because they are integral to the story. I just need to figure out why?

Krisna – Wow! Three to four POV’s is a tricky thing to write, with each character having a unique voice and characteristics.

*regretfully glances at clock* We have time for one last question. Writing is always a personal experience and each writer has ways that work best for them. Which do you prefer? Writing alone or in public?

Lynn – I stick my headphones in and pretend I’m alone. Most of the time, though, I’m interrupted because someone has “something very important” to tell me. In an ideal world, I would spend a lot more time at my favorite coffee shop. The waiters there know me and how I like my mocha. They won’t interrupt me to ask if I want a refill. And they’ll bring out an extension if there are no seats near a plug point. Sadly, it’s impractical to do that more than once a week.

Krisna: LOL! If only we could have more than 24 hours in a day… Thank you so much, Lynn, for stopping by. I really appreciate the time you’ve taken to answer all my questions.

Lynn: It was my pleasure!

CONNECT WITH LYNN MILLER:

You can connect with Lynn Miller through her website and Twitter.

Check out her debut novel, The Witch’s Pride (Sons of Rebellion, Book 1)The Witch’s Pride tells Jet and Laken’s Story.

Fallen Angel Jet has two weeks to find a witch or lose the most important weapon in the fight against The Devil. The powers that be decided eons ago that Jet will marry her and start a new generation of magic. Instead, he falls for a woman from his past: Laken – a fellow ER doctor and single mom with secrets of her own. Falling for her new boss seems masochistic, and that is before she learns about Jet’s part in her family’s secret and troubled history.

 

 

Review: Heart of the Winterland By Kristen Kooistra

HotWThe Princess
On her 200th birthday, the enchantment that holds Princess Calisandra in a state of apathy breaks. Full of questions about her kingdom’s history and what lies outside the borders of her snow-cursed kingdom, she leaves home in search of answers.

The Sorceress
Fate has always been against Amee. Orphaned as a baby, she grew up with darkness snuffing out what little light she could find in her life. When her spirit breaks, she sequesters herself in the border forest. Powerful and angry, she waits …

The Guardian
An orb formed to protect Cali, Voice has never had a purpose beyond caring for the princess’s needs. But as she joins Cali on her journey and the spell that confined her breaks, she starts to wonder about her place in the world.

The Captain
Captain Kota, in forced exile from her homeland, swears that never again will she be powerless. Ascending the ranks of the Shayal guard, her latest mission is to find the one who has escaped Duke Bludgaard.

The Fugitive
A desperate search has brought Angel far from her home, but now Captain Kota’s relentless pursuit keeps her from her task. When she crosses paths with a naïve princess and a sage orb, she finds more than she anticipated.

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My Review:

Rating: 5 Stars

A fantastic story with gripping characters!

I just finished reading Winterland and am already itching to read the next book. I loved everything about this novel – the story, the characters, the plot twists and the amazing way Ms. Kooistra has weaved the back-story with the present.

Heart of the Winterland takes us through a magical journey with Princess Cali who wakes up after 200 years with new emotions that bombard her senses as the dampening spell cast upon her weakens. She leaves her home, Trabor, which is cursed to be a land of eternal winter to go on an adventure to meet other humans outside her borders.

Ms. Kooistra has done a fantastic job of showing us the range of emotions Cali feels as she meets different people on her journey and how she evolves from a child-like, innocent princess to become a queen who’ll lead Trabor into the future.

Cali and her guardian (the magical orb, Voice) meet various people along the way – the mysterious fugitive Angel, Captain Kota, Rose and others who help Cali to become the queen she is meant to be.

But of all the characters, my favorite is Amee, the dark sorceress who took revenge on the royal family of Trabor. Ha ha! You heard me right 🙂 I love the antagonist of the story too. That says a lot about Ms. Kooistra’s talent in writing gripping characters. From the first moment I met Amee, I connected to her, felt all her pain and rooted for her.

And that’s one of the things that really touched me about Winterland. It shows throughout the story that no one is completely evil. Everyone is shaped to be who they are because of things that happened in the past and, if they’re given a second chance, they can come out of the trap of negativity they are in and find their path.

All in all, I really loved reading this novel and would recommend this for all lovers of fairy tale, fantasy adventures and magical worlds.