Tuesday, August 23, 2005

The Art of Living

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.


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Me said...

thanx for the sutras....
"Dont let others have a control over your happiness."
.. though its tough to follow ...

sonika said...

hey hi .....

even we had a AOL session in our training program but that is for 1 month in the early morning .... so we never used to like those yoga sessions.
Welll good to hear that u got so many learnings from ur AOL session.


justme said...

Learn to accept people the way they are..!!Agree with that..!!

Opposites might work at work but wen it comes to life..i don think u can gel along with opposite people for looooong.. u need someone more of your kind..!! it will always look initially that beeing with somebody opposite is fun..in the end it will hurt.. remember..


Blog rolling ya.. hope to c ya around..!!

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I Am Sam said...

well, i have undergone through the same AOL programme. It was a altogether different experience of meditation and yoga. a pious blend of both keeps you fresh till night and ya there were one more sutra..
if you want to be happy..increase the number of smiles per hour..