I had my 3-day Art Of Living training a few weeks ago.It was part of mytraining in FSS.I was basically expecting to learn yoga and meditation there.I was also expecting to get some spiritual wisdom there.The best part was that we didnt have to do any office work during those 3 days and lunch was freee.. :-) .Our guru was Mr. Ajay Vij.We had a good time with him..he made us play all kinds of games there...we were a group of 35 ppl and all of us participated with the same enthu as when we were small kids..We also learned some kriyas there.the main pointof the training was Sudarshan kriya.It consists of some breathing exercises and aims to reduce the stress and remove the toxins from the body..the kriya was based on the belief that thru relaxing and controlling our breath we also relax the mind.
apart from the yoga,we also had some discussions on general philosophies of life and secrets of happiness.I had some questions about how to b happy and positive all the time and i found the answers to most of them there..we were told about 5 sutras about how to stay happy:
1.Live in the present moment.Give ur best to the present moment withoutworrying too much about the past and the future.
Irresponsibilty=complaint. Those who take on more responsibilty become more powerful.And those who shirk it compalin all the time.
3.Opposite values are complementary.If u r working with someone who has some traits which r opposite to what u have then u should not get irritated.The other person may have something which u lack and u may have something that he/she lacks. so together u make a good team.
4.Accept people as they are.There is no point in getting worked up or angry about other people or hating someone.This makes u negative and doesnt really do any good.Accepting ppl is not the same as supporting them.If u dont agree with them,its ok to differ. But u can have ur own point of views without the need to convince the other person.the moment u have biases against others, u become negative.
5.Dont become a football of others opinion.That is,dont let others' actions or words have any impact on your happiness. Dont let others have a control over your happiness.