Keys that unlock potential

Dear reader, Life is difficult. As the Buddha memorably said, life is dukka (suffering). Problems of all nature besiege us. Health problems, financial problems, relationship problems and more. Often, one is tempted to ask, what was God thinking when he designed life on Planet Earth?! But of course, life’s design is perfect. We realize this only when we move away from our initial fear, worry and resistance, and get to grips

Conquer life

By Jamuna Rangachari Problems exist. However, it is our capacity to face them and overcome them that give us the keys to life, and make us the person we are meant to be, says Jamuna Rangachari When I was pregnant with my first child and started having the first bout of labour pains, I fell into a deep panic. “How much more pain will be there? Will my body be torn apart?” I kept repeating to my husband and

My abundance journey

By Suma Varughese Suma Varughese traces the trajectory of her relationship with money When I first started to work on myself more than 20 years ago, I had a complex relationship with money. For one thing, it did not attract me. Money was never a motivation. Secondly, I feared it, because numbers terrified me. On the few occasions that someone compelled me to make an investment, I would stow the document deep into my cupboard and

Calm down

By Saraswathi Vasudevan Slow, deep, long exhalation and retention after exhalation is the secret to a calm mind, says Saraswathi Vasudevan Have you ever noticed that when your mind is preoccupied or disturbed, your breath will invariably be short, shallow and disturbed? Even otherwise, we generally breathe from the upper chest or, worse still, by using our neck and shoulder muscles primarily, causing fatigue, pain and

Inhabit your body

By Maninder Cheema Thoughts occur in the mind, but they cause emotions that are felt in the body. If we can transfer our awareness from the mind to the sensations in the body, the mind will quieten and the body will relax, says Maninder Cheema Recently, I went shopping for some dresses. As I was getting ready to go, the thought crossed my mind that I should not wear slip-on earrings because I would be trying on

Sweet and relevant

By Mohanji Sweet and relevant Mohanji, founder of Ammucare Charitable Trust, lauds Life Positive’s capacity to build a bond with the reader and offer content that is contemporary and useful Life Positive is celebrating its 20th birthday. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. May Life Positive enjoy many more decades of presence and warmth in the hands of its readers, who wait patiently for each new