Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • Meditation – A Free Fall into Yourself

    Shreya Chugh, an Art of Living teacher for youth courses and an avid adventure sports enthusiast, shares with Eben Felix her love for the sport and how meditation has helped enhance the thrill for her passion. Standing high on a rock…high enough to smell the clouds…a bungee tied to your...
  • Have You Made These New Year Resolutions?

    It’s December again … New Year is round the corner … time again to make some promises to ourselves … you stare at the blank paper … gradually jotting down your resolutions one by one … but what’s the next thought? “I hope I am able to keep up to these...
  • Flavors of Meditation

    It could be licking your favorite ice cream on a hot Sunday afternoon or watching the sunset on a white sand beach. Your meditation experience can be compared to anything, absolutely anything random on this planet! We spoke to a few meditators who drew some very interesting analogies between their meditation...
  • Designing Beautiful Lives

    An artist by profession, Poonam Tandon worked for a short while in a visual media company as a user interface designer. But she found more satisfaction and fulfillment in designing people’s lives beautiful by teaching them meditation. And this is exactly what she has been doing since 1999. She...
  • ‘Consciousness is very ancient; the mind is older than the stones’

    This is continued from the previous post … Q-1: What is Samadhi? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: ‘Dhi’ means the intellect and ‘Samadhi’ means where the mind is in total equanimity; where your whole system is in total balance, that is called Samadhi. Body, mind, spirit, everything...
  • Meditation in the Art of Filmmaking

    In conversation with Kunal Deshmukh Having embarked on his Bollywood filmmaking career with two films, 30-year-old Kunal Deshmukh says his struggle is common to most. In a chat with Divya Sachdev, Kunal shares how meditation helps him plan, visualize and tap into his creative energies. Meditation also...
  • Bringing Harmony Into Your Being With Meditation!

    The word 'health' in Sanskrit means to be established in one’s self. The body, mind and spirit have to be in harmony. We have seven layers to our existence, that is body, breath, mind, intellect, memory, ego and the self. So, we need to learn about all these and the techniques to keep them...
  • What is the need to meditate?

    Q- Why is there such a need for meditation in today’s society, in today’s life? Sri Sri: You know, if you look into the benefits that meditation brings into your life, we feel it is all the more relevant, all the more needed. In ancient times, meditation was used for enlightenment, to find...
  • Meditate for a Healthy Lifestyle

    How do I know I am living a healthy lifestyle? How high is my quotient? How can I improve it? Isn’t this something that we all wonder about at some point in life? The way you live your life determines your lifestyle. There is something that can definitely help you improve your healthy lifestyle...
  • Tenali Raman Stories and Secrets of Marriage

    What is it that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘marriage’? Two people, whose hearts and minds are united, who care for each other and who share a sacred bond nourished by love, companionship and faith, isn’t it? However, have you seen sometimes that your marriage might not...
  • What Hinders Meditation?

    You know what hinders is when you think thoughts should not come! You try to chase a thought out with a stick and that's when thoughts come back again.  What you have to do when a bad thought comes - say ok! Come on! I am going to embrace you! Embrace the bad thought; you will see it dissolves,...
  • Holding on to infinity

    Every cell in the body has the capacity to hold infinity. A worm too eats, sleeps and performs its daily activities. There is no point in living like that. We must tap the full potential nature has bestowed upon us, the potential to hold infinity in every cell of your body. For that, we must practice...
  • Understanding Meditation

    The higher goals in life can only be realized through a few minutes of meditation and introspection. What is meditation? . Mind in the present moment is meditation. Mind that has no hesitation, no anticipation is meditation. Mind that has come back to the source is meditation. Mind that becomes...
  • Knowing the meditator in Sharmila Tagore

    Sharmila Tagore Says Re-energize yourself in 10 minutes An Indian actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Sharmila Tagore is a name that created a wave in the Indian film industry from the 60s to the 80s and still continues to do so. In a brief chat with Divya Sachdev, she shares how meditation...
  • Prakash Padukone’s secret of an Extra Edge for Winning

    Driving, coaching, sports or dealing with kids - Meditation definitely helps! Badminton legend Prakash Padukone believes that meditation adds value in all walks of life. In an interview, he shares how meditation gives you an extra edge in life. Q - Could you share with us your views on meditation? ...
  • A-Z Reasons to Meditate

    Today, if you want to be happy and peaceful, meditation is a necessity. Here are A-Z reasons why you should meditate as shared by meditators. A - Awareness Meditation is complete awareness. It can happen every moment but it has to start with eyes closed!Varun Uniyal, Business Analyst B - Bliss After...
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