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Book Review: Designing Destiny: The Heartfulness Way By Kamlesh Patel

Book Review: Designing Destiny: The Heartfulness Way! By Kamlesh Patel

Hello My Lovely Readers,

Today I would be reviewing a book which is very unique and different from all my earlier reviews.
It falls under the category of Spiritual and Self Help.
It is Designing Destiny : The Heartfulness Way By Daaji Kamlesh Patel

Today, we live in a state of chronic stress and a never ending list of expectations from ourselves, from others and from our destiny!
Sometimes, I wonder have we forgotten the feeling of satisfaction and peace?
We spend so much time thinking about our past and so little about our future..
This book sheds light on how can we design our destiny by choosing a proper lifestyle and balancing our thoughts and our personality.

About The Book: What does destiny mean in the course of our lives?
                              What is fixed and what can change?
                              How can we design our own destiny?
These are questions that some of the world's greatest philosophers have asked since time immemorial.In this groundbreaking book, Daaji addresses such questions with simple solutions and practical wisdom. He leads us on to the next stage of the journey after The Heartfulness Way, guiding us on how to use the Heartfulness practices to refine our lifestyle and design our destiny, including our destiny in the afterlife. He elaborates on the subject of consciousness, the role of evolution, and explains what happens to us at the time of birth and death- and how we can act in those pivotal moments when life takes a turn. as an opportunity to grow. He emphasises that, with a few sinple practices, a heart full of enthusiasm and an expanded consciousness, we can all discover our potential and the destiny we were born to fulfill.

Daaji inspires us to believe in ourselves and find a way forward, no matter what the challenge, and look at even the most difficult situation

About The Author: Known widely as Daaji, Kamlesh Patel is an original voice in an ancient tradition. His teaching arise from his personal experience on the path of Heartfulness, while reflecting his deep spirit of enquiry and respect for the world's great spiritual traditions ans scientific advancements.
Daaji practiced pharmacy in New York City for over three decades before being named as the successor in a century-old lineage of spiritual masters. Fulfilling the many duties of a modern- day guru, he extends his support to spiritual seekers everywhere.
A self professed student of spirituality, he devoted much of his time and energy to research in the field of consciousness and spirituality, approaching the subject with scientific methodology- a practical approach that stems from his own experience and mastery in the field.

Genre: Self Help\ Spirituality

Publisher: Westland Publications

Language: English

No. Of Pages: 219

Price: Rs 299/-

Review:  Most of us do believe that 'Destiny' is something which is already pre decided and something which is beyond  our control and cannot be changed.
The book basically explains the Heartfulness Practices, which can actually help us to design our own destiny in a way, which we want or which is best for us. It is all about balance between the inner and the outer life.

According to the author Kamlesh Patel, called as 'Daaji' by the followers of the Heartfulness Way, Heartfulness gives us a simple scientific approach to meditation: we are the experiment, the experimenter and the outcome. Our heart is a laboratory.
The three main process of designing destiny are:
1. Everything starts with from practice.
2. Practice leads to lifestyle.
3. Lifestyle leads to destiny

So it is not an overnight process, which can magically transform our destiny. It is all about taking baby steps every day every minute! If we follow meditative and spiritual practices as explained in the book, it will slowly become part of our daily life and personality and very soon as our lifestyle. Since the inner change is not enough, it should reflect outwardly too in day to day life. All these lifestyle changes and personality refinement, will help finally changing our destiny our future...
Destiny is created, step by step. bit by bit, through the journey of life!

The basic three steps of Heartfulness practice are:
1. Relaxation: Relaxation includes unwind physically, to calm down when we are upset, to relax tired muscles at the end of hectic day and to free our bodies and minds so that we can meditate. The process is very simple and gentle.

2. Meditation: Everything starts with a thought. In Heartfulness Meditation that thought is 'The source of divine light already present within my heart is drawing me inwards'. What makes Heartfulness meditation different from other types of meditation is the active presence of 'Pranahuti Or Transmission'.

3. Cleaning: Letting go of the past: It is a process of mental detoxification. It helps us to dive deeper into meditation, removing the impurities, complexities and emotional heaviness that accumulate during the day in our minds. It helps to feel lighter and more carefree.

The best part of the book is that the practices mentioned are very approachable and practical. It is not like most of the self help books, which seem to be 'to good to be true' and impractical. One can easily try these and see the difference.
It tells that we can surely design our destiny in the present, by designing ourselves and our lifestyle!
Small inclusions of meditative and spiritual practices can bring big difference in our life. All we need to do is stop complaining and regretting about our past and present and focus on improving our future in a peaceful and a happy way.

The books has various chapters and topics which explains all the Heartfulness practices. The book really motivates you to take a halt and think where you are going and do you want to improve it..
It helps you to take a deeper look at your inner self and see how powerful we can be.
The language is very simple to understand with lot of clarity.

This book can help you change how you look at life and can help to be more focused and peaceful. It conveys the message that spirituality and meditation practices are not that difficult, as we often believe!
It is surely a beautiful and very helpful book.

I would like to highly recommend this book. It is also available in Hindi as well some other languages.
Here is the link where you can buy it from:

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