Art of Living at Work Archive

  • Perks of Being a Meditator

    Have you ever wondered about the speed of thought? You might be here one moment and somewhere else, many light years away, in the next. So, you see, your thoughts can travel faster than the speed of light! Says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, ”Wherever you put your attention, that will start manifesting...
  • Encyclopedia of the times long gone.. The Vedic Scriptures

    With eyes closed I focused on the mesmerizing Hymns from the Vedas, chanted by the students of the Veda Agama School run by the Art of Living at its International Center at Bangalore, India. It was a soothing experience. The chanting got over and a man in Dhoti and Angavastram took over the podium...
  • Preventing motion sickness through yoga

    My family loves to travel, especially by road and loves to cruise! As for me, until a year ago, it was a dreaded time! Motion sickness and I were best buddies when it came to car rides...at least when I'd be in the back seat...and  cruises were the closest I could (get to hell still being alive)....
  • The Mind

    We have never taken a close look at our minds. The faculty with which we hear and see is the mind. When you listen to someone, you may continuously agree or disagree with what is being said. It is your intellect that is doing this. And you remember what is being said because of your memory. There are...
  • Meditation and Mysticism

    A long term meditator, Chris Dale shares his experience with meditation and mystical states. As any experienced meditator will know, the opens up a whole new dimension of experience. The terrain of this inner world is vast and can be intensely captivating, so much so that a meditator may feel that...
  • A Secret to Being a Good Manager

    For a good manager, it is important to be in the present moment with patience and poise! If you are intelligent, you may not be able to bear the lack of intelligence in others. The management profession requires dealing with diverse situations and people. To be able to deal with them justly requires...
  • Time for Reflection

    We all need time for reflection. I think every human being needs to sit back for a little while and find that inner peace; it is possible to do this every day. When our minds are agitated or restless and when we are too active, we are not tapping the source that lies deep within us. That source is our...
  • A journey within with YOGA NIDRA

    Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep" is an ancient practice which is little known to common people, but is getting a lot of attention due to its . It was spring of 2008 and I was looking for some refreshing yoga classes, because I wanted to take good advantage of not too hot and not too cold whether...
  • 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...
  • Meditation For Peace Of Mind

    From Turbulence To Tranquility It was a beautiful Saturday evening when my parents happily planned to visit my aunt. Not so long after the plan was made, I heard my mother say, “Let me meditate for a few minutes and then I am ready to leave,” after which she excitedly left with my father...
  • An 80-Year-Old’s Letter to a Doctor

    My Dear Dr. René, I think I have been visiting you now for more number of years than I can remember. My age is to be blamed for my poor memory. At 80, I can hardly remember much. Yet, what I can never forget is your pleasing smile each time you saw me enter your clinic. And the patience with which...
  • Giving Prisoners a New Ray of Hope

    ‘Jamaica no Problem’ – is now Dushyant Savadia’s slogan. With the vision of creating waves of peace and happiness across the Caribbean, Dushyant has been teaching meditation to people from different walks of life - from farmers to corporate executives, inner city communities to...
  • Tapping Creativity Through Meditation

    The more we ; we bring out creativity and happiness. See, creativity is already present in every point in consciousness and it can be evoked. If there is no creativity, then you cannot bring it from somewhere. It is like applying the heat to pop the corn and it becomes popcorn. Similarly, there is inherent...
  • Health Tips for Pregnant Women

    Pregnancy brings with it excitement as well as lots of changes in the body and mind. A few tips on enjoying this beautiful period with more happiness and comfort. So, the good news is here: you are pregnant! And you sure are pretty excited. The very feeling of a new life blossoming in you is inexplicable....
  • 6 Reasons Why Your Meditation Might Not Work

    Nancy and Anisha are best friends. They are so close that one blindly follows the other. One day, Anisha joins a meditation course. Naturally, Nancy too wants to do the same, but her work hours clash with the course timings. Unable to join the class, Nancy starts observing Anisha meditate – sitting...
  • Mind and Meditation

    "Have you observed what is happening in your mind every moment? It vacillates between the past and the future. It is either in the past, occupied with what has happened, or in the future thinking about what you have to do. Knowledge is being aware of this phenomenon of the mind -- of what is happening...
  • Mullah Nasruddin and Flavors of Success

    Mullah Nasruddin is a satirical Sufi figure whose name is used in numerous stories to add a touch of wit and humor. His funny anecdotes make people burst into fits of laughter. Different people, same goals – Success, . What is a measure of success? Money, power, fame, or a happy family, everlasting...
  • Take A Break, Meditate!

    ‘Give me a break!’ screams the mind as we rush towards finishing a list of to-dos: work meetings, home responsibilities, ‘me’ time! There is constant roller coaster of emotions: joy, frustration and stress. Before you know it, there is the next set of responsibilities to look...
  • Meditators’ speak: 7 Songs of Innocence

    “When the mind transcends the senses, it comes back to its true nature which is innocence – in no sense.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Beauty is best expressed in the song of the heart. The following verses capture these magical reflections of a few people-of-the- grown-up-world for...
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