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Aug 16, 2022,Kanha Shantivanam

by: Kamlesh D. Patel

Highlights of the day..

Emotions and the Heart

 

Emotions are heart qualities. So, when we regularly include heart-focused practices in our daily routine, we learn to refine and master our emotions. Through the heart, we develop contentment, calmness and peace, compassion and love, courage, and clarity. 
 

Daaji had a sleepless night due to great discomfort in his body. He slept around 3 in the morning and woke up by 4.45. Later again he went to sleep and woke up late. He had breakfast only by 10 a.m.

At around 10.45 a.m., in spite of his ill health, Daaji came out of his room to meet the youths from Madhya Pradesh, who were waiting to see him. He conducted meditation between 10.50 and 11.10 a.m. for the group. After the session, he bade them all goodbye and retired back to his room to rest.

 

In reply to an e-mail from a young seeker regarding emotional balance, Daaji gave a poignant explanation.

The Art of Creating Emotional Well-Being

The fact that so many youngsters are interested in trying meditation is a sure sign that the world is slowly changing for the better. Here are some ideas to share with them on emotional well-being.

Emotions are heart qualities. So, when we regularly include heart-focused practices in our daily routine, we learn to refine and master our emotions. Through the heart, we develop contentment, calmness and peace, compassion and love, courage, and clarity.

It is not that emotions like anxiety, anger, and fear never surface. They do. But instead of being overwhelmed by them, they become indicators for identifying and solving problems, in other words, they function as catalysts for growth and change.

Please also explain the process of Cleaning to them. Once they experience this simple method for removing complex emotions, they will realize that many problems in life can be solved.

Through the heart, we learn to be skillful with our emotions.

 

Daaji tried resting most of the day, but there were administrative matters that needed his attention and direction. At around 7.30 p.m., he had a meeting with M.D. Santhanagopalan, Balaji and Sriram from the accounts department. He then conducted meditation for about 20 minutes and later had dinner with all of them.

In the night, with some difficulty, Daaji finally fell asleep.
 

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