Your best friend and Worst enemy
A baby smiles 400 times a day, an adult smiles hardly 17 times a day and when they get married forget about this smile. Another dimension is we work through out life to earn money. And the same money we spend at hospital to get our health back. These are definitely not the sign of successful life.
Imagine you are in a candle light dinner date outside the country. A beautiful candle and the dim light in the atmosphere, soft music played in the background, your date in front of you, staring at you with the most lovable smile. You order for the best food available in that hotel. You both are absolutely immersed in a cozy talk and the food comes. The smell of this delicious looking food waters your mouth. Now, you are about take a first bite, all of a sudden your phone rings. This person on the other side of the phone says, “Hello, someone from your family got sick, we rushed him/her to the hospital and is in ICU. Don’t worry, its stable” and hangs the phone.
Now tell me, do you think you will be able to enjoy the food?
No, right? Its because our Mind got disturbed. If our mind is perfect, no matter we fall down, we will stand with a smile. Even if failure comes, something from inside will say, “no worries, will do it again more better”. But if the mind is not fine, you will be not be able to smile or become happy even if you might have 3 bungalows, 6 cars and what not.
That is why in The Art of Living, we say “Quality of our life depends upon state of our mind”. Quality of life does not depend on how many cars we have or what is the curry in your plate. It simply depends on the state of your mind.
However, neither at home nor at school, we are taught how to handle this mind. Mind, which is responsible for everything, is ignored. This leads to Stress.
Stress seems to be the most common word in today’s world. I have to be brutally honest while writing about the several disadvantages of Stress. Few among them are :
If you go and tell your friend, “Comeon, fly an aeroplane”. Will your friend be able to fly? No. Similarly, everyday we say “Comoen, don’t worry”. Teachers say “Comeon, Concentrate”, Parents say “Comeon, don’t get angry”. Did you notice, they never teach “HOW” i.e. the technique which is the most important thing. It is easy to say do this and do that but how is never taught.
There are techniques that we can learn to handle this mind and also stress. If handled properly, this mind can be the best friend and we can do wonders. Else this will turn out to be our worst enemy.
I would recommend you to join various programs of The Art of Living. These programs and techniques designed by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar are taught in more than 152 countries officially. These workshops and programs can do wonders for you.
Meanwhile you can also visit www.artofliving.org to see few of the basic techniques. You can also contact me (www.bhawesh.com) for any queries. Let us join hands together for the Stress Free Empowerment.