Why do some people thrive while others just get by? What's their secret to peak performance and maximum happiness?
Some call it the zest, the gusto, or the extra edge in life. The ancient Indian spiritual tradition Vedanta calls it prana, or life force. We can call it vital force. By any name, it's the fundamental fuel that activates and optimizes all physical, emotional, and cognitive functions, including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgment, and memory.
In modern life, we have forgotten the golden key-the higher our energy, the better our performance in everything we do. Energy naturally impacts mind-set and moves us toward greater happiness, success, and self-awareness. This book gives you back your power with simple tools to take hold of the limitless energy of life itself-more swiftly and easily than you ever thought possible.
Rajshree Patel is a former federal prosecutor who discovered Vedanta by accident and went on to become an internationally renowned teacher of its deep wisdom and dynamic practice. In these pages, she reveals:
• What vital force is, how it influences every single aspect of your life, how to enhance it-and how your mind, the biggest energy hog, can drain it;
• Tools to dial down the chatter of your racing mind and resolve your personal energy crisis;
• Why traditional mindfulness meditation may not be your best path to inner peace;
• Easy biohacking techniques, from breath work to meditation to movement, that reduce stress and maximize joy; and
• Ancient secrets to fuel your purpose and performance in every aspect of your life.
The Power of Vital Force is a practical pathway to the unlimited source of energy and intelligence that exists beyond the thinking and reasoning mind.
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About the Author
Born in Uganda and raised between rural India and New York City, Patel was working as a prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney's office and the Los Angeles District Attorney's office when a chance meeting with the renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar changed her life. She left the practice of criminal law to explore the power of universal laws. Since then, over the last three decades she has established more than 600 meditation centers and trained thousands of instructors with the Art of Living, helping expand the self-development and humanitarian organization into a global nonprofit.
Through her unique blend of intuition, humor, and ancient techniques, Patel has guided government leaders, families, Oscar-winning filmmakers, Fortune 500 executives, and individuals from all walks of life in understanding how the mind works, how to let go of stress, and how to be more resilient and fulfilled in their personal and professional lives. She has given talks and led programs at organizations including NBC Universal, IBM, LinkedIn, Gap, The World Bank, Shell Oil, Morgan Stanley, Harvard University, IIT, the United Nations, UNESCO, and more.
Table of Contents
Introduction: My Story and Your Journey xv
Part I Turn on Your Power
Chapter 1 Energy Is Life 3
Chapter 2 Beyond Belief 21
Chapter 3 Ancient Biohacking 41
Part II Brain Drain
Chapter 4 A Machine Called Mind 53
Chapter 5 The Past Is Present 75
Chapter 6 The Mindfulness Trap 97
Part III Reboot and Recharge
Chapter 7 The Secret of Life 117
Chapter 8 Meditation for Busy People 137
Chapter 9 Living Your Inner Superpowers 153
Part IV Upgrade Your Operating System
Chapter 10 Mastering Your Mind-Set 181
Chapter 11 From Fighting to Flowing 187
Chapter 12 Cutting Craving 207
Part V The Big Mind
Chapter 13 Undivided Mind 221
Chapter 14 It's All Connected 237
Last Word 255
More for You to Explore 259
About the Author 275