First I came across the whirling dervishes while watching a French movie with my sister. The figures of men dancing in a meditative state while wearing tall weird hats and skirts came up again with the beautiful “Ney Sukun” music that we’ve been listening to over and over again while doing yoga in the USA with friends (we figured, Sufis and yogis wouldn’t mind the clash).
What do they say about third time is a charm?(more…)
I wanted to write a book since I was a child. It all started with fairytales but only now, after three decades I will be preparing my first fairytale collection for publishing. It will be my second book since my first one – Design Your Cloudless Life – was published in September with the biggest Russian publisher. My dream came true. However, the writer’s way doesn’t end here, it is only the beginning. What would I like to share with you? That dreams come true? Or that everything is not as it seems? Maybe it’s about all of that and something else.(more…)
*(excerpt from my book “Design Your Cloudless Life” translated from Russian into English)
If you think you are very busy and have no time to meditate, think again. If Oprah can find time in her busy schedule, so can you. If Madonna and David Lynch are practicing, and they are not the kind of people to waste time on unnecessary things, so can you. My research in the subject brought me to the next conclusion: pretty much every successful person came across meditation practice making it a daily habit in their lives.(more…)
MY PATH INTO THE GENE KEYS
My path as a specialist didn’t start with Human Design but Gene Keys. This system came out of the Human Design becoming a separate unit standing on its own, thanks to Richard Rudd, (more…)
“Dear Amara, first of all, I’d like to say thank you for such an opportunity to participate in Meditation Challenge, for the possibility to open different sides of myself, for the eagerness to reach home every day from work in order to dive into the next unique practice. This is the beginning of a wonderful journey which doesn’t have an end. Thank you!” (more…)
“Am I going to have enough time to read all this?” I asked my mother while trying to carry a huge stock of books into the room. I was 5.
I thought I would never have enough time. I wouldn’t have enough time to find out about everything that I needed to know, to read everything I wanted to read. The more I read, the more books appeared that I wanted to read. I was devouring them one by one dreaming about learning speed-reading. Since I’d been reading so much, I had a notion that I know it all. I have the knowledge, right? So they are a part of me, right?
I had a plan for life. Then I came to India.
Who haven’t heard about forming a habit by automatic repetition of a certain action for 21 days? Especially when it comes to something we are lazy to do even though we know it is healthy for us? Thanks to Ivan Pavlov, a Russian scientist and his Law of Classical Conditioning, a lot of habits have been formed and the essence is this: make any needed action into a “tooth cleaning” process repeating it for 21 days in a row. I have to admit, some of my habits were also formed through this technique. And I would’ve continued on that path until one day I started noticing that my life started partially resembling scenes from a movie “Click.”