How Might We Create More Healthy And Fulfilling Futures with Neelam Harjani

awareness candid craic mindfulness performance Feb 26, 2021

In this Candid Craic, we hear how Neelam Harjani emerged from the deeply ambivalent experience of working on the trading floor in the financial markets to craft out a career helping people to live more meaningful lives in the relentless hustle and bustle of today's action-based organizational world.

We hear how meditation can enable the dual states of self-awareness and high energy; why oscillations of fear and greed are leading to a state of existential emptiness in many of today's executives; and how rediscovering the spirit of being in a world of incessant busyness can lead to higher performance and work and better relationships with self and meaningful others.

Neelam takes us through some simple steps towards rediscovering our spirit and revitalising our energy levels; explains why yoga, when combined with an unconscious competitive instinct, can lead to less than ideal outcomes (and how to avoid this); and how regular practice can lead to moments of exceptional insight and ideation in the eye of the storm of even the most complex and toxic projects. We close with a discussion on the experiential nature of her work, before imagining what the world might look like if we took mental hygiene and seriously as dental hygiene, and how that could create more healthy and fulfilling futures.

00:06 Hello Neelam
00:30 Just what is it that Neelam does?
02:47 Pride and Pain - A Personal Struggle
07:59 The Inner Conflict of Loving and Hating your Job
14:35 The Meditative Mirror of Energised Self-Awareness
20:01 Go-go-go DO-ership: Why Fear and Greed are Never Enough
24:43 Rediscovering the Spirit of BEing
31:12 Simple Steps towards Body/Mind Balance and Integration
36:33 Yoga is Not a Competitive Sport! The Benefits of Breathwork
42:41 Transcendental Poise - Moments of BEing in DO-ership
47:07 Experiencing Stillness in a Hectic World
52:05 Mental Hygiene and a Fulfilling Future
58:54 The Nine Trillion Dollar Question