“Despite progress, one person still dies every 40 seconds from suicide”- World Health Organsiation, Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

As you say goodbye to 2019 and enter into 2020 I would like to share with you three powerful exercises that will transform all parts of your life and existence. Embrace them for the rest of your life.

Our smile, silence and gratitude are the fuels of compassion, all which is hidden within us.  I have a request that you please do these three short easy powerful exercises. These three exercises being:

  • Chant Your Name
  • Your Ho’oponopono
  • Gratitude From You

My doctor teacher whom I call him Doc Uncle (Dr.Segu Ramesh) refers to compassion as entering the unknown anatomy of the heart.

The three exercises:

  1. Chant Your Name – Take your hand and place it upon your heart and simply chant your name slowly three, six or nine times.
  2. Your Ho’oponopono - Take your hand and place it upon your heart and at a steady, calm pace simply say “I love you” three, six or nine times.
  3. Gratitude From You - Take your hand and place it upon your heart and simply say thank you for three, six or nine things that you can give gratitude for today.

While doing these exercises smile and do your best to be in a place of silence. If you are unable to find a place of silence, then remember that by touching your heart, you are simply entering the temple of silence.

Why chant your name?

The simple reason being it is the sweetest name that you resonate to. We hear other people call our name, but we never call ourselves by our own name.  The infamous Dale Carnegie once said, “A person's name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language.”

Vigyan Bhairav Sutra is an ancient text on meditation that contains 112 techniques of meditation. It is a dialogue between Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati, where they discuss the 112 meditation techniques to realise your true self.

Meditation Technique No. 47 in this sutra says to recite your own name. In other words, use your own name as a mantra.  This is very helpful because your name is deep in your unconscious mind thus allowing you tap into your true potential.

Kindly note, this is not necessarily the name given to you at birth; it is merely the name that resonates the most with yo

Why your Ho’oponopono?

Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian art which means “set things right’” or “to make right.” It is about letting go, erasing, deleting and cleaning the data (the trash, the bullshit) within us to get into a state of inspiration, love and excitement. Many have confused it with being a prayer for forgiveness. Ho’oponopono is way beyond that.

By saying ”I love you," you are saying “Thank you for bringing this up (especially when it comes to those feelings, thoughts and actions we define as negative). I am thankful for the opportunity to free all of you and me. I am thankful for divine intelligence and wisdom for removing the obstacles that hold me back. I am thankful for my true self for giving me another opportunity to be who I am”.

Why gratitude from you?

The truth is that genuine gratitude is often ignored by most of us on a moment-to-moment and day-to-day basis.  Most see it as an act of fashion and fad, an accessory to please ones ego.

Saying thank you to all that has happened to you, all that is happening to you and all that will happen to you allows you to be a more humble person. Saying thank you to all that you have received, all that you are receiving and all that you will receive allows you to become more abundant in life. Saying thank you to all the events that have happened to you, all the events that are happening to you and all the events that will happen to you allow you to amplify your awareness of compassion.

An article from Forbes.com stated, “A 2006 study published in Behavior Research and Therapy found that Vietnam War Veterans with higher levels of gratitude experienced lower rates of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder”.

Gratitude allows us to see beyond labels of inadequacies and flaws. In the Holy Quran, there is a verse in Surah Al-Luqman that says: "Any who is (so) grateful does so to the profit of his own soul".

Ancient Cultures, Spirituality and Morden Science promote the cultivation of gratitude. Its beauty is such that it does not cost anything in terms of time, money and resources. Research from across the globe reveals gratitude has several benefits for you and the people around yo

 "The creatures that inhabit this earth be they human beings or animals are here to contribute to the beauty and prosperity of the world. The food we eat, the clothes we wear have not just dropped from the sky. This is why we should be grateful to all our fellow creatures." - Dalai Lama

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