About the book:
The world as we know it in 2021 is worse than anything we have seen so far. Global warming, a pandemic, misinformation spreading like wildfires, fake news, riots, changing social structures and lifestyles-the ramifications of these events affect our health, relationships, productivity and, most importantly, have a lasting impact on our inner peace. It is in times like these that we feel stressed, acutely anxious and even depressed. And it is now more than ever that we need to look inward for strength, focus, happiness and resilience. In Looking Inward, Swami Purnachaitanya helps you on your journey towards identifying the source of your anxiety, stress and restlessness, and provides you with the tools required to address and transcend them, using meditation to soothe distracted thoughts and refocusing your energy to being fully present in the moment. Every chapter includes enlightening stories, precious insights, and a ten-minute exercise that will take you one step closer to mastering your mind and building your own meditation practice. Today, meditation is not a luxury, it is a necessity. This book helps you acknowledge the changing world while strengthening your inner energy reserves to better cope with it.
About the author:
Swami Purnachaitanya is an author, speaker, and spiritual guide to many around the world. He is a sought-after teacher of yoga, meditation and mantras, and an enthralling storyteller. Swamiji was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch father and an Indian mother, who played a central role in kindling in him a keen interest in the spiritual practices, cultures and philosophies of the East. The defining moment in his life came at the age of sixteen, when he met Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of the Art of Living, in whom he recognized his spiritual Master.
After completing his university studies in Indology with a specialization in Sanskrit, he left the Netherlands and moved to The Art of Living International Center in Bengaluru, India to master the Vedic knowledge, rituals and recitation of mantras and Vedic hymns. He received his title (swami, monk) as an acknowledgement of his high state of consciousness and commitment to dedicating his life to serving others. Purnachaitanya is the name given to him by his Master, meaning he whose consciousness (chaitanya) has fully blossomed (purna).
He is currently a Director of Programs for the Art of Living where he conducts a range of personal development trainings and oversees various service projects in India and Africa.
Language: English; Hard cover: 159 pages; Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.1 x 22.2 cm