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The LivingWise Project is a Wisdom + Wellness portal sharing knowledge from spiritual and philosophical traditions focusing on the ancient Indian yogic and Vedantic systems. The inner tools for self-discovery and true well-being are brought forward in a relatable way for our modern age.

For a practical application of wisdom in your life and work, you can now also book online sessions with Shruti Bakshi.

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Ganesha: Being Intelligent with Life
Ganesha: Being Intelligent with Life
In equanimity, we are aligned with the Intelligence of the Creator.
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The Ways of Guru and Grace
The Ways of Guru and Grace
The Master - a short poem Some say there is no Master in human form. To me, if there is a Master in human form,...
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Devotional poems (HeartWords/video)
Devotional poems (HeartWords/video)
A video with some poems from my book 'HeartWords: mystic poems' by dear friend Lucia Lagana. A joy and blessing to share this! Lucia's YouTube...
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Sthiram Sukham Asanam (the internal asana)
Sthiram Sukham Asanam (the internal asana)
  Yoga is, as I can readily believe, the perfect and appropriate method of fusing body and mind together so that they form a unity...
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The Yoga of Words
The Yoga of Words
The best words and any art seem to come from a churning that left no tangible trace but still, a knowing is shared in invisible...
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Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
painting by Utkarsh Malaviya O Mother, as Aruna, the crimson-coloured Goddess,Thou art like the light of morning's rising sun to the lotus flowers symbolising the...
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Bringing the Mind to Rest (5 simple techniques)
Bringing the Mind to Rest (5 simple techniques)
From time to time, I receive requests from people to help them overcome anxiety or teach them meditation or yoga.So while my usual inclination is...
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Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
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Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
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‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
Bhakti: To Fall in Love Like Meera
A tribute to Meera bai on her Jayanti (birth anniversary) - contemplating 'true love'
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Life of Ease and Flow Sessions

Sessions

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HARMONY – BALANCE – EASE

Life of Ease & Flow 

 – with Shruti Bakshi

 

For over 10 years, I worked in the high-powered environments of investment banking and consulting at some of the world’s leading institutions. Exceptional achievements marked the academic and professional life, but leaving a feeling of incomplete-ness. 

 

What I came to see through my life experience is that life requires not only a competence in action and the impact that can be made in the world, but also an inner understanding and profoundness of experience. 

 

The great news is that it is possible to have an understanding of life that allows our experience to be friction-free, light and joyous. 

 

Knowing Yourself – the Key

 

With years of intensive immersion in yoga, meditation and ancient wisdom teachings like Vedanta and Zen, deeper insights into life came to be known in my own journey. 

  

In modern education, we are seldom taught about the nature of our mind and body. We are not given tools to access our inherent wisdom and intuition. It is with wisdom that our minds can find their proper orientation and natural flow. Wisdom is in each of us and only has to be unlocked. 

 

I have been sharing about the age-old wisdom teachings through the LivingWise Project blog and newsletters since 2016 and the sessions are a more practical application and extension of this wisdom prompted by the requests for guidance I often receive from friends and readers of the blog.

 

Whatever the nature of the issue you are facing, whether “spiritual” or “worldly”, if you have a willingness to explore “inwardly”, you are welcome to get in touch.

Contact

You can write in to me using the contact form alongside or the email address below.

Best wishes,

Shruti

 

*sessions are arranged via Zoom

Note: I am not a psychologist or medical professional and nothing of what I share through the website or sessions is to be treated as medical advice or diagnosis.

 

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Ganesha: Being Intelligent with Life
Ganesha: Being Intelligent with Life
In equanimity, we are aligned with the Intelligence of the Creator.
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Devotion in Human Form (Ode to my Mother)
Devotion in Human Form (Ode to my Mother)
The trouble with people who are your life Is that when they leave, they take your life with them…
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The Ways of Guru and Grace
The Ways of Guru and Grace
The Master - a short poem Some say there is no Master in human form. To me, if there is a Master in human form,...
Read More
Devotional poems (HeartWords/video)
Devotional poems (HeartWords/video)
A video with some poems from my book 'HeartWords: mystic poems' by dear friend Lucia Lagana. A joy and blessing to share this! Lucia's YouTube...
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Human “nature”: ‘gunas’ in action (practical Bhagavad Gita insight)
Human “nature”: ‘gunas’ in action (practical Bhagavad Gita insight)
Sthiram Sukham Asanam (the internal asana)
Sthiram Sukham Asanam (the internal asana)
  Yoga is, as I can readily believe, the perfect and appropriate method of fusing body and mind together so that they form a unity...
Read More
The Yoga of Words
The Yoga of Words
The best words and any art seem to come from a churning that left no tangible trace but still, a knowing is shared in invisible...
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HeartWords: mystic poems | Book now available
HeartWords: mystic poems | Book now available
Very happy to announce that my new bookHeartWords: mystic poemsis now available to buy. I'm deeply humbled that this book has received blessings and beautiful...
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Reflections on Guru (with words of Swami Rama)
Reflections on Guru (with words of Swami Rama)
In the Ramayana, Hanuman is representative of the guru, the intelligence and power guiding towards liberation.
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Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
Shakti and the Dance of Discernment
painting by Utkarsh Malaviya O Mother, as Aruna, the crimson-coloured Goddess,Thou art like the light of morning's rising sun to the lotus flowers symbolising the...
Read More
Bringing the Mind to Rest (5 simple techniques)
Bringing the Mind to Rest (5 simple techniques)
From time to time, I receive requests from people to help them overcome anxiety or teach them meditation or yoga.So while my usual inclination is...
Read More
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom
A short article on Saraswati on this day of Basant Panchami celebrating her.       Mantras from the Rig Veda (1.3.10 to 1.3.12) invoking...
Read More
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
Ganga, The Mother (short video)
"I come to you as a child to his mother.I come as an orphan to you, moist with love.I come without refuge to you, giver...
Read More
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
‘My Master Sings Only for God’ – Story of Swami Haridas by Mooji
A beautiful paradox that true expression that touches the other most deeply is one where ‘the other’ was disregarded in the make. True creativity as an...
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To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
To Whom Should I Pray? (Meditation and Devotion – Yoga Vasishtha)
As we enter 2021, the world is grappling with some great changes and upheavals. As so many of our systems, routines and ways have been...
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Words of Wisdom by Ramana Maharshi -closing out 2020
Words of Wisdom by Ramana Maharshi -closing out 2020
Meaning of 'Shruti' by Sri Ramana Maharshi: ‘When various notes are played or sung by the musician,if you keep your attention fixed on the sruti,...
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Fearless Devotion 
Fearless Devotion 
  "There is no authority that is the Truth. Truth is the only authority." - Sadhguru   Through the ages, the lives of saints and...
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Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
Sanskrit Chant from Isha Upanishad (Purnamadah)
An offering of the Sanskrit Chant Purnamadah Purnamidam
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Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
Shakti: Bringing Light to the Darkness
“Lord Shiva, only becomes ableto do creation in this world along with Shakti.Without her, even an inch he cannot move,and so how can one who does...
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NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
NAsadiya SUkta, Rig Veda (Hymn of Creation)
The Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda (10:129) points to the nature of reality and the paradox of nothing-something and the known-unknown. It is sometimes...
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How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
How to Act (Yoga Vasishtha)
In this beautiful excerpt from the Yoga Vasishtha, Sage Vasishtha explains to Sri Rama how the wise view action and what is meant by acting...
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Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
Contemplation on Action (Yoga Vasishtha)
    Can action be performed without a motive?Can something be achieved without intention or desire?What do we term as ‘action’ anyway?I explore here with...
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Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna, the All That Is
Krishna is the most colourful incarnation - an irrepressible child, an irresistible lover, a truly valiant warrior, an astute statesman and a yogi of the...
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The Light of Rama and Ramayana
The Light of Rama and Ramayana
On the auspicious occasion of the laying of the foundation of the Rama temple at Rama's birthplace in Ayodha ('Bhoomipooja'), a small tribute to Sri...
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Dharma, Unconditional Love and Walking the Truth
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see on Instagram: @shruti.heartwords The world feels to be going through a tremendous phase of sifting and sorting. What many of us have felt deeply...
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Laughing Buddha: Reflections on Joy
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Guru Purnima: Be a Light Unto Yourself
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The Mechanics of Love (view from the Upanishads)
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On Akshaya Tritiya: the Un-ending and Immortal
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Yoga-Meditation for Balance & Harmony
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I Am – a poem/meditation by Rupert Spira
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Mahashivratri Blessings | LivingWise Project Newsletter 
Ganga, The Mother (video tribute + river stories) | LivingWise Project Newsletter
Saraswati: Waters & Wisdom | Basant Panchami Newsletter
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