Monday, June 9, 2014


In the last week of May 2014 got myself Registered for free,  to hear some wonderful, well researched and experienced ' Talks' spread over a period of ten days. Regret, on account of constraints, have not been able to hear all the free talks.

However, share with my readers, a few important lessons learnt from the 'talks' that I managed to hear. It was indeed an exiting journey of understanding and awareness. The personal stories and experiences shared by wonderful and talented people, and the insights and wisdom made freely available - for this noble gesture I remain indebted to Hay House.

I am also sharing a brief bio of the speakers, so that those among you, who may be interested to know more about them and their works, can Google and find out.

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D is an internationally known speaker in integrative medicine and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist. The New York Times best-selling author of numerous books, she is also a journalist and radio personality. Website:

Lessons learnt. Resilience is more than just bouncing back, it entails remarkable transformation of thinking and character.
You start considering obstacles and set backs in life as a gateway for extended sense of freedom.

When life tragedy strikes, you find yourself on the 'threshold' at one side is 'no longer' and on the other side 'is not yet'. Everyone who has faced with personal tragedy, will agree that, there is a period of uncertainty and confusion, following the tragedy, whatever it may be.

The best thing to do under the circumstances, is not to rush things up, but to tarry a longer and reflect and introspect. Have faith that you will come out more stronger and a much better than before.

Resilient people are 1) realistic, solidly grounded and they accept the situation and live in the Present. Unfounded optimism does not help, you have to be more realistic. 2) Have Faith 3) radically creative and mindful. 4) they enjoy the support of family and friends 5) have a good sense of humor.

Your happiness 'set point' and resilience faculty reside in your left pre-frontal cortex, and for the best results, you need to to make definite 'left shift'.

Here are the four ways to achieve that. 1) Meditation or focused activity, with whatever you are comfortable. 2) Regular exercise 3) Slogan - short reminders 4) Breathing exercises.

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, including the brand new title Nothing Changes Until You Do: A Guide to Self-Compassion and Getting Out of Your Own Way, which will be published by Hay House (May 6, 2014).

Lessons learnt. Accept and love ourselves. As parents, what we teach is to our kids is not that important, but how we model ourselves, is what really matters.

Self esteem is good, but self compassion is more holistic. By being kind to ourselves, we become more humane. A bad day for the ego is a good day for the soul. Trust yourself - be yourself.

Lynne McTaggart is one of the central voices in the new consciousness movement. She is the award-winning author of six books, including the worldwide bestsellers The Field, The Intention Experiment, and The Bond, all now in 30 languages and considered bibles of the New Age. As editorial director of What Doctors Don’t Tell You, she also publishes one of the world’s most highly praised health magazines and runs extremely popular health and spirituality teleconferences and workshops. Website:

Lessons learnt. Group Theory teaches us that I win and you all also win, if we are all working towards a common goal. Get away from issues and rally around core values. If you are true to yourself, and your intentions are for common good and you trust the Universe to do your bidding, it will surely deliver.

On the subject of Group Theory, where the entire neighborhood is benefited, encompassing all strata of Society, where the affluent share their resources for the betterment of the entire Community - our Faizul Mawaid Burhaniya  (FMB) is one of the best example.

The  same food lunch scheme delivered at home, of  community members around the world, where members of all economic background share same simple hygienic food each day. The rich contribute more. An example of neighborhood connectivity and common good.

Gregg Braden is New York Times best-selling author and geologist, internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and indigenous knowledge to create real-world solutions for today.
Gregg has shared his discoveries with Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, mainstream universities, and audiences throughout the world. Website:

Lessons learnt. We are so blessed that in our age the 150 year old science which had a unbridled sway has mellowed and become deep with the infusion of Spiritual wisdom.

False assumptions of Science like separation has given way to new thinking of co- operation. On account of awakened Masters, the two great ways of knowing are now married, as a result of which the off springs of new thoughts, having over riding characteristics of wisdom rather than knowledge, is making this world a better place to live. Let us celebrate this marriage.

Gopika Kapoor is a writer and communications consultant. She is the author of the best-selling books Spiritual Parenting: Wisdom (and Wit) for Raising Your Child in a Stress-Free and Spiritual Environment. Gopika works with Ummeed Child Development Center, a non -government organization helping children with developmental disabilities.

Lessons learnt. Inculcate the attitude of gratitude, in so doing you are the one who will benefit. There are no problems in life but situations. Accept situations that are beyond your control with humility. A paradox but true - bliss in the tiredness. I have many personal experiences of this. Now that Sehrullah is nearing and we mumineen look forward to Layla tul Qdr - the night of Ibadat and vigil, it is in this night that the above paradox proves true. At 'shafa' time we all feel the heavenly bliss, although we have spend the entire night in prayers. Is it not true ? This is just one example.

Joseph Clough is a best-selling Hay House author and creator of over 100 hours of Free Hypnosis and Coaching MP3s that have been downloaded more than 3 million times and listened to more than 200,000 times a month. Website:

Lessons learnt. Believe that you are worthy, accept and acknowledge negativity, step back. Be gentle to your self. Life is a journey, it is not merely a wishful thinking. Acknowledge your body's signal of anxiety, self doubt and turn it around for your betterment.

Entrepreneur James Altucher has experienced some great successes in life—and some miserable failures. He’s started and sold businesses for huge profits, and he’s taken on ventures where he’s lost everything. But through it all, he’s learned a lot, and in this entertaining interview, he shares which personal practices have led to success

Lessons learnt. Times have changed. Self reliance and belief in your self, and pursuing your dreams are now the pivots on which you succeed in life and making a living and living a life. College education has become a passe. In US more than 50% of those who are unemployed have College Degrees, and are straddled with clearing their debts.

Money is required for a living, but to live a life, what is more required is 1) Physical Health 2) Mental Health 3) Emotional Health 4) Spiritual Health. One should always set back a little each day, and check these four boxes.

Do not let marketing messages ensnare you, choose for your self what is good for you. If you fail to do so, others will choose you and take you for a ride, and make you poorer in the process.

Honesty compounds your network, adding value to your business. Coming up with ideas on regular basis is a good mental exercise. They need not be great, but keep up the practice, as it will be good for your mental health.

Dr. Mitchell Yass, a licensed physical therapist and author of upcoming Hay House book The Encyclopedia of Pain, talks on  a way to treat pain without having to take drastic surgical measures. Having treated countless patients who’ve previously been told that only surgery can help them, Dr. Yass reveals that, based on his research and strength-training system, in many cases going under the knife is unnecessary. He explains that oftentimes “pain is an indication of a tissue in distress”; if pain is found to be muscular, it can actually be treated and cured by strengthening the affected muscles. Dr. Yass does not suggest that all pain is in our muscles; some, he says, is structural, and in these cases he does support surgery as a way to address the pain. However, he firmly believes that all muscular pain can be treated with strength training, massage, and other nonsurgical methods.

Lessons learnt. Entirely different approach to tackle pain, and exposing the shortcomings of MRI and scans. Pain is an indication of a tissue in distress. The sure shot method is that you do not address the pain, but you treat the cause and resolve the distress tissue.

Muscular weakness does not show up in MRI and other diagnostics tests. Most back pain is muscular. Degeneration of spine is a natural ageing process. However, if causes are structural, surgery is the only answer, and in such cases, the faster it is done is better.
In case of lower back problem, a Universal problem, it is to be understood that muscles work in a group to perform the functions. Right hip muscle strain may be the cause of pain in the left lower back muscle.
When you are lifting weight, you are isolating the muscle, so if weight lifting exercise done correctly prove very beneficial.