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How to know and release self-limiting ideas

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What you choose to think about yourself and about life over a period of time get lodged deep into your subconscious mind. They become part of your self-image or ego. Your mind continues to draw situations and recreate experiences to that which it has been conditioned. For examples, if there

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Guest speaker at the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center

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On 23 March 2013, Rakesh Nair was invited as the guest speaker to deliver a talk on the topic of ‘Hindu spirituality in daily living’ at the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Center.

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Mental health and intellect (part 3) – Yoga for the intellect: some important practices

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This is the final part on the mental health and intellect series. I have selected some important yoga practices that can be easily incorporated into our daily life for the development and refinement of the intellect. The intellect aids the mind in the process of healing and restoring the equilibrium

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Conformity against right thinking

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As we examine across from the outer physical aspect to the inner aspects of our body-mind organism, each interior aspect becomes subtler than the one before. Subtlety here refers to a natural potency of an aspect to exercise regulatory control over the exterior aspects, in which case the intellect is

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Get to know yourself to know what to do in life

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How hard can it be to figure out what to do in life? Only a few would tell that it was as easy as knowing that fish are born to swim and birds are born to fly! Well firstly each human being is designed uniquely to serve a unique role

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Feeling free in a relationship

admin  -  Oct 28, 2012  -   -  1 Comments
When asked, “what is it that makes you happy to be in the presence of the person you love?”, it is not uncommon to hear answers like, “because I’m able to just be myself in his/her presence”, or, “because he /she makes me feel so free”, or, “because I can

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Panel speaker at the University Malaya forum on mental health

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On 17 October 2012, Rakesh Nair was invited as the panel speaker at the forum titled ‘Healthy from Within: Spirituality and Mental Health’ at the Malaya University. The forum was organised by the Student Empowerment and Research Unit (SERU), the Student’s Affair Division (HEP) of University of Malaya. Rakesh spoke

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Fear of what others may think

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The idea that others may comment negatively upon, or find something to criticise in, our actions can give rise to fear. This fear can effectively harass us to the point that we lose our vitality and give up our motivation. It paralyses our spirit to act. A speaker fumbles on

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Mental fatigue

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Fatigue can be both physical and mental and can also be associated with certain diseases and syndromes. We all tend to blame fatigue on a busy lifestyle and of course we are right most of the time. However when outer lifestyle adjustments, intended to address the causes of physical fatigue

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Why self-acceptance is important for happiness?

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When you are not fully comfortable being yourself, you become hostage to an emotional sense of lack. This creates a state of mind that constantly measures, judges and compares with others. You become easily disturbed by what people think and say about you. You spend a lot of time seeking

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Guest speaker at the International Bali Meditators’ Festival 2011

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Rakesh Nair was the guest speaker and conducted a meditation workshop at the International Bali Meditators’ Festival (IBMF) that was held from 10 -13 November 2011 in Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Rakesh’s session was titled ‘Meditation and Transforming Damaging Emotions’. Our emotions affect our response to people, things,

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Guest speaker and program facilitator at Youth Empowerment Program

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Rakesh Nair was the guest speaker and program facilitator at the Youth Empowerment Program conducted from 15 – 18 August 2011 at the Ashram Gandhi Puri, Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia.

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Career Workshop for teens

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On the 31 July 2011, Rakesh Nair conducted a workshop on career and finding purpose titled “How Do You Choose Your Career?” for a group of secondary school students. The workshop was specially designed by Rakesh to provide guidance to young adults seeking their life purpose and path. Not being

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