Meditation: A Budget-Free Retreat

I wish everyday was a Sunday; I am so stuck with work... I wish I could take a holiday; Who really has the time to take a holiday with so much work... you must be kidding! Do you know how much a 3-4 day holiday to a hill station would cost you...I have been saving money for the past few months but not been able to go... I wish an angel with wings would come down on earth and take us on a cost-free holiday retreat...

Is this not the usual, oft-repeated conversation you tend to have with yourself or your friends? Well, the good news is that a cost-free holiday retreat is definitely possible and you could be your own angel gifting yourself one.

You can go on a mini-holiday every day of your life; all you have to do is sit with your eyes closed for 20 minutes to meditate and you will be ready for the journey inside!

Be Your Own Travel Agent, Win The Best Deal

Meditating is like going on a journey inside. This is the best deal that you can have, that no other travel agency can give you. This deal is cost-free and includes a daily package that allows you to go on a holiday; benefits such as peace of mind, a calm and happy you, efficiency at work, and the skill to manage time are complimentary.

Shares Aditi Vashishth, “A stressful day and I know I can relax with Sahaj Samadhi Meditation and come out all fresh and rejuvenated. This is the best deal for a holiday I can give myself. A holiday everyday!”

Go On A Different Vacation Every Day

To have different experiences, you have to choose a different place every time you go on a vacation. Each meditation of yours will give you a different experience. It is like going on a new vacation every day without having to put in the effort of planning a holiday. All you have to do is sit with your eyes closed for 20 minutes and experience the beauty of this journey. “Earlier I used to go on different hill stations to look for a new experience. But now, daily meditation opens me to a new experience just sitting at home,” shares Deepti Sachdev.

A Vacation That Never Tires You

Imagine yourself standing on a mountain peak on a beautiful morning, with lush green trees all around and birds chirping as though singing the notes of the nature's song; with mild breeze giving you a chilly effect perfect for a holiday. What happens? You feel like closing your eyes and you fall in love with those moments. You feel like holding those moments within you forever. This is because in just those few moments you go deep inside you. Meditation gives you a similar experience.

A vacation is normally called a retreat because it is meant to relax you. But most often when you come back from a holiday, you return tired and need another day to rest.

Unlike some vacations, meditation is a retreat that never tires you. In fact, it gives you such deep rest that when you come out of meditation, you feel so charged up that you can do any amount of work. “I give myself a holiday break by meditating every day for a few minutes, which gives an amazing kick start to my day and I am able to work tirelessly with a smile,” shares Archa Ghodge.

More Profits In Less Time

For those who feel time is money and would rather want to invest these 20 minutes in striking profitable deals, I would say that you make use of these 20 minutes to meditate instead, such that you are effective in using the rest of your time to earn more money. This is because when you meditate, you are peaceful and able to work more efficiently. You also become a master of time and find it easy to manage it your way. “I am in a job that requires me to strike deals every few minutes. Earlier I used to feel if I meditate, I might miss out on making deals in those 20 minutes. But now with daily meditation, I feel I have become more efficient in cracking the right deals and I am able to earn more money,” shares Kiran Singh.

Welcome Aboard!

So, are you ready to go on this holiday? Well, fasten your seat belts and get started. You can choose any comfortable spot to embark on this journey. And you can either go on this journey alone or can invite some of your meditator friends to join in. Group meditation will ensure you have a deeper experience. You could start this journey any time of the day, although morning would be a good time as it would help you remain calm throughout the day.

Can’t wait to take this holiday? It can be as soon as the next Sahaj Samadhi Meditation Course near your place! Or, you can also download some meditations on your iPod or bookmark some online meditations for an experience.

Inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's wisdom talks

By Divya Sachdev

Graphics by Niladry Dutta

 

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