Named after the recently published book written by Dr Sarah Eagger and Jan Alcoe, this was a powerful online conversation on spirituality and healthcare sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris www.brahmakumaris.org and Point of Life (USA) www.pointoflife.info, and the Janki Foundation (UK) . The inspiring speakers were Dr Sarah Eagger, Chair of the Janki Foundation, Dr Kala Iyengar, Director of the Peace Village Learning and Retreat Centre in New York, Merrillyn Hener, Integrative Manual Therapist, Dr Julia Ronder and Dr Shvetank Agarwal.
Highlighting today’s much-increased need to overcome stress and fear, the speakers discussed different strategies of coping with challenging situations. Maintaining calmness and self compassion were high on the list, as was the practice of meditation which nurtures the internal power we can all use to heal and sooth ourselves and preserve our energy. Recognising the limits to a person’s energy and the need to preserve it, the speakers also reminded us to practise the art of saying “No” in a polite and positive manner in order to establish boundaries.
Dr Iyengar spoke about her experience of Dadi Janki who left the body one year ago, her contributions to spirituality in healthcare, and the inspirations she took from Dadi’s book, I know how to live and I know how to die.