Aisha Salem – Meeting Matter as Love

Published on Mar 26, 2017

An excerpt from silent retreat with Aisha Salem in Italy, August 2016.

Aisha is a Woman of Truth who shares on Awakening, Self-realisation & Embodiment.

The Gifts of Imperfection ~ Dr. Brené Brown

Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we’d no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking,

What if I can’t keep all of these balls in the air?
Why isn’t everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations?
What will people think if I fail or give up?
When can I stop proving myself?

InTHE GIFTS OF IMPERFECTION, Brené Brown, Ph.D., a leading expert on authenticity, shame, and courage shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of Wholehearted Living.

She writes, “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done andhow much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”

Dr. Brown’s most unique contribution comes from her 10-year groundbreaking study on vulnerability and shame. In this new book, she not only gives us direction for living a more authentic life, but courageously talks about “the things that get in the way.”

For example, in the chapter on cultivating rest and play, Brown addresses the challenges of letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth. In her chapter on creativity she explains the paralyzing properties of comparison. Brown may be one of the only writers in this genre that offers us a path for change and an honest look at the obstacles.

As a nationally renowned researcher and speaker, Dr. Brown’s perspective is fresh, honest, and always delivered with warmth and humor. She writes about the experiences we all have, but few of us are willing to discuss. Using personal stories of her own struggle to “embrace vulnerability” she writes about the experiences we all have, but few of us are willing to discuss.

The Gifts of Imperfection

In this special presentation, renowned research professor and author Dr. Brené Brown shares what she’s learned from a decade of research on the power of authenticity. She will help viewers engage with the world from a place of courage and worthiness. We’ve all experienced the pressure to fit in, and the feeling that our worthiness is measured by how we look or what we earn. For many, that leads to a cycle of performing, perfecting, pleasing, and proving.

For her latest book , view Daring Greatly, here

The Mother Divine Program

This song describes the experience of moving in the umoving ocean of one’s own silence and infinity, the field of transcendental bliss consciousness.

Through Transcendental Meditation®, the mind naturally goes to progressively finer levels of thought until it arrives at the source of thought, pure consciousness. The Transcendental Meditation Sidhi ProgramSM including the Yogic Flying® program further trains the mind to begin functioning from that level of silent wholeness, so that all thought, speech, and action grows in this value.

This allows individual awareness to function from the unified level of cosmic awareness, where one is moving in the unmoving, dynamically acting while remaining stationed in the field of silence.

This song describes the experience of diving into inner silence and discovering the whole universe within. Traditions of the world throughout time have described that “That which is far away is inside”, and that “the kingdom of heaven is within.” This is a glimpse of the inner infinity, the Self of everyone, which can be accessed by turning the attention within through practice of Transcendental Meditation, in which one transcends the boundaries of relativity to arrive at the unified source of all creation, one’s own Self.

This song describes the glory of the full moon’s glow, shining in wholeness to all below.

This song, composed and sung by a member of the Mother Divine ProgramSM, describes the experience of refined perception where everything is in “A Whole New Light,” of clarity and appreciation for nature’s beauty, inner and outer. Refined perception and higher states of consciousness spontaneously develop when stress is removed from the windows of perception: the senses, mind, and body, especially through the practice of Transcendental Meditation® and its advanced techniques. Enjoy this creative expression and vision of life in bliss!

This song describes the experience of transcending into one’s own inner ocean of bliss. This song and others are available at in the Songs of Total Knowledge section.

Maharishi, can you explain the paradox of Self-sufficiency?

Reporter from the Washington Post: I found it very interesting that the level of consciousness can be equal while individuality can be maintained. My first question has to do with your statement that a country can be more independent, more self-sufficient; and you compared the superlative of self-sufficiency in Nature. You mentioned that Nature is self-sufficient. But it’s my observation that things in Nature are interdependent. For example, a tree is dependent upon other things to live. So, could you please clarify that apparent paradox?

Maharishi: When we say that Nature is fully independent, we mean Nature in it’s holistic character. When we say the universe is governed by Nature – all these big, huge galaxies all governed by Nature. So Nature is that self-sufficient intelligence which is at the base of all creation. In that, my Nature is also included. The Nature of the rose is also included; Nature of everyone taken individually, and Nature as a whole, taken universally. So, when we say Natural Law, we mean both the things: the are Laws of Nature which govern the whole universe; the laws of nature which govern our mind, and body, and behavior. This is also Natural Law, that is also Natural Law.

The Secret to Political Self-sufficiency, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Interviewer: You’re leaving us tomorrow? Is this correct?

Maharishi: I was leaving yesterday.

Reporter: Why are you leaving so soon?

Maharishi: Now I can stay tomorrow, or the next day.

Interviewer: Why so soon? Why don’t you spend more time with us, here in America?

Maharishi: I have to carry this message of self-sufficiency all over the world, and very quickly now, very quickly. Because, being here in this great country and seeing the upsurge of new inspiration in the country — new vitality, new government, new hopes. But one element, self-sufficiency, has to be enlivened in the country. In the political field we see the country has to rise to self-sufficiency. The country doesn’t have to look to other countries for its superiority, or it’s existence. All these big efforts of talks with other countries, making friends with other countries: That shows that in this country we feel nervous if our neighbors are not friendly with us. So, we want to make friends with them. And for that, we open stages: Sit on the table and talk to them. Our effort is to some how, or the other, create friendliness. Otherwise, we are not safe.

Interviewer: What is friendliness?

Maharishi: Friendliness should mean, support. Both friends: One lives the breath of the other — spontaneous help.

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