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Featured Speeches and Podcasts on Self-help

A Broader Definition of Consciousness. What it is and What it Means

Feb 15, 2022

In this podcast, I tried to present a broader definition of consciousness as a partly automated and partly self-learning knowledge or information system, considering its states, functions, potencies and abilities. I defined consciousness as a knowledge system with an inborn ability, awareness and intelligence to collect knowledge or information or data from different sources, store it, retrieve it and use it for specific ends or purposes. Those ends or purposes may be preexisting, self-willed, self-learned, self-realized or externally imposed from outside sources and conditions. Of them, survival or self-preservation seems to be the most important purpose...

The Meaning and Purpose of Life

Jan 25, 2022

Is there a purpose or meaning to life? Why are we here? What are we supposed to do? What is the significance of life itself? Are we meant to pursue our own interests and ensure our survival and wellbeing or do we have to serve a greater purpose or a higher power? These are tough questions for which there is no definite answers. ...

An Effective Strategy to Achieve Success

Sep 22, 2018

An Effective Strategy to Improve Your Chances of Achieving Success in Whatever You Do.

You cannot be certain of anything. Life is uncertain. None can predict future. You do not know how your actions will shape up or how they end up. In such circumstances, what is the best course left for you? Find out in this audio...

A Practical Way to Use the Law of Attraction

May 19, 2018

How to use the law of attraction without blindly relying upon the mind's supposed magical ability to precipitate reality.

Ten Assumptions That Can Prevent Success

Apr 25, 2018

In this discussion, we identify ten basic assumptions that critically hamper our ability to perform well, reach goals or achieve success.

Attracting Abundance and Happiness

Apr 21, 2018

When we speak of abundance, the first thing that comes into our minds is money. For many, that is all abundance means. However, abundance means more than having money. If you ask those who have plenty of money, they will more likely tell you a similar story. For them, money or material wealth is just one aspect of...

A Path to Self-Love and Self-Acceptance

Mar 20, 2018

This audio presentation is about practicing self-love and self-acceptance to overcome negativity and critical attitude towards oneself to experience peace and harmony. Self-acceptance does not mean complacency or passivity. It only means that you refuse to be undermined by your own negative, critical and...

Cognitive Errors and Biases in Everyday Life

Jan 18, 2018

In this presentation Jayaram V speaks about cognitive errors and biases which interfere with our thinking and decision making and how to overcome them to improve our thinking and perception and learn to think with clarity and understanding.

A Simple Formula to Achieve Success in Any Field

Nov 10, 2017

What leads to success? How can you ensure that your efforts are progressing in the right direction? The author suggests three important factors and a simple and straightforward approach to achieve success in any field or project.

When Someone Criticizes You

Sep 28, 2017

On How To Respond to Criticism without being undermined by it. A critic’s criticism reveals more about him and his judgment rather than the object of his criticism. When people criticize others, it reveals more about them rather than the people they criticize.

A Brief Note on Adversity

May 15, 2015

Adversity can make or break your life. It all depends upon whether you take it as a personal challenge or take it personally as a sign of failure. In adversity you are bound to suffer from conflict, self-doubt, alienation, and even depression, as people abandon you or lose faith in you and your ability to solve your...

Are You Serious and Committed to Happiness?

Oct 31, 2014

Do you really choose to be happy? Have you ever made happiness a priority in your life? Have you ever tried to make yourself happy consciously? Many people think about being happy, but do not choose to be happy. Happiness is a choice. Your happiness depends upon how you interpret your daily experiences and what choices...

How Can One Find Happiness

Oct 15, 2014

An audio presentation by Jayaram V about finding happiness. There are many theories about how to achieve happiness. You will find many essays about happiness written by me earlier. Happiness is a state of mind, and like many states of mind you can determine your happiness quotient. You may not always succeed in your...

Don't look for happiness at the end of the journey

Nov 8, 2013

An audio presentation of the article titled, "Don't look for happiness at the end of the journey" by Jayaram V available at Hinduwebsite.com

Cultivating a Positive and Growth Mindset

Nov 3, 2013

Most of the time in your life, you have the choice either to let negativity rule your life or you take control of it and allow positive thinking to prevail. You always have this choice in performing actions, making decision, choosing relationships, selecting attitudes, adapting to the environment, assessing or...

Your Defining and Inspirational Experiences

Oct 29, 2013

Simple experiences can change your life and give you a new direction which you never thought before. People are motivated by many things in their lives. Some people are inspired by a scripture, a particular teaching, a guru, a book, a movie, a conversation they had with their friend, a relation or even a stranger, an...

A Brief Note on Goals and Goal Setting

Oct 24, 2013

This audio presentation is about the importance of having goals, goal setting and how you may use clear and well defined goals to achieve success and happiness in life.

Types of Abundance

Oct 16, 2013

We generally think abundance in terms of having many luxuries and plenty of wealth. Abundance does not necessarily mean being rich or wealthy. It is one form of abundance only. Abundance applies to every aspect of life. It has both positive and negative aspects. Focus upon the positive types of abundance you have and...

How to Respond to Criticism

Oct 12, 2013

In ideal situations, you should not take any criticism personally. At the best, a criticism is a message or a feedback about yourself or your actions. It is like a raw data coming from one of the instruments in the machinery of your life giving you vital information about some aspect of your life, actions...

Two Important Success Factors You Should know

Jul 1, 2013

There are two fundamental factors that are key to success in whatever you do. Find out what they are in this audio presentation by author and writer Jayaram V

The Philosophy of Happiness

Jun 29, 2013

This Audio is part of a very long article on the psychology and philosophy of Happiness. This podcast presents the views of Greek philosophers such as Socrates and Aristotle on happiness.

Learning and Humility

Mar 8, 2013

There are so many hurdles to our learning and knowing that our knowledge is never free from errors and limitations. Yet millions of us take our knowledge for granted and keep insisting that we are right. We will be better off if we cultivate humility and pay more serious attention to the way we learn things and make use...

The Little Book of Happiness

Feb 28, 2013

This is part of a large article titled the The Little Book of Happiness by Jayaram V, published on Hinduwebsite.com. This article explores the meaning and significance of Happiness from various perspectives and how we may experience it both short term and long term.

Taking Control of Your Life

Jan 14, 2013

A brief self-help talk on taking control of your life.

Defensive Pessimism As a Strategy

Jan 11, 2013

Research done in recent times suggests that negative thinking is useful and has its own value. We cannot ignore its importance, knowing well that we are constantly forced to deal with the uncertainties of life. Negative thinking helps us to deal with adverse and unpleasant outcomes of our actions and manage unforeseen...

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