Category Archives: Mind / Body / Spirit

That Delicate Balance

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR The legendary philosopher Aristotle divided emotions between morally good and bad states. He extolled emotions, such as self-belief, elation and cordiality as ‘good’ and fear, envy and hatred as ‘bad.’ Ironically, the wisest of Greeks did not include eudaimonia, a distinctive form of happiness, which is synonymous with the modern concept of mind-body, […]

Three Of A Kind

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR It’s a simple question with the most complex of answers. Why psychological and emotional factors make us anxious, sick, or ill?  Or, why our body’s neural and chemical processes trigger psychological distress — and, upset our immune system — leading to illness? Or, why a certain number of people spend most part of […]

Let The Nature In Us Be

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR It is rightly said that objects imitate life at the material level. In addition, they fulfil a psychological need. This prompts us to reorganise ourselves with good things in our wardrobe, or new shelves, too. It is, therefore, not surprising that one may opt for an expensive mobile phone as a substitute for […]

The Soul’s Code

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR We should not — in a few things — outgrow the ‘child’ residing in us when we grow up. Kids, for instance, have an unfettered gift to expressing their emotions. Psychologists say they possess a distinctive ability to react to actors’ emotions on television. They also seem to instinctively recognise facial expressions and […]

Body Intelligence

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Most of us regard the self, or our deepest hub, as subtle. Just think of it. We all communicate with our mind, body, tongue and ear. Else, we would not have spoken, or heard another’s voice nor verbalised anything, or reflected, and sensed them — because, there would be no contact, or ‘bumping […]

Intuition: More Than Sixth Sense

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR All of us have the ability to use our intuition to enhance every area of our daily life, recover lost information about the past, verify unknown information about the present, or predict information about the future. You wouldn’t believe one word of it. No problem. As Laura Day, a renowned expert and author of […]

More Than Grey Matter

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Our brain is an extraordinary engineering marvel — it does thousands of tasks without getting into boredom. Think of it — the thumping of our heart, lung function, or the surge of oxygen into our blood stream. The list is endless. The brain is a ‘pharmaceutical’ wonder — it maintains and processes hundreds […]

Emote To Connote

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR What we feel, see, smell, touch, hear, and taste are as important and striking as our emotions. Emotions are our soul songs that croon their ‘hearts’ out — they understand, they analyse, they slide, and go deep into the vast recesses of our being. They caress us just as much as they do […]

The Mind Symphony

RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR Our brain is the pivot of our conscious and unconscious processes. It articulates and connects every activity of our life. It shares a multitude of thoughts and contexts of our mind at myriad levels. It also connects every dot with a host of diverse functions that are, otherwise, not perceptible. One could, therefore, […]