Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Meditation Radiates Love In You – Inside Out

    Love is not an emotion; it is your very existence – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Yet, we keep yearning for love all our life. Ironic, isn’t it? If love is our very existence, if that is what we are made up of, then why do we keep searching for love outside? Why do we base our happiness on being...
  • 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 after. Break away from this...
  • 8 Easy Tips to Lose Weight Naturally

    Now you won’t need to lose sleep over losing weight How often do you hear this? “I think I’ve put on weight; I need to slim down” - and this could lead to frantic discussions on ways to somehow shed those extra pounds. Working out at the gym for long hours, training our taste buds to eat only healthy...
  • 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 whom meditation has been...
  • Mindfulness with Meditation : Be a Witness to Life

    Have we noticed how deeply engrossed we can be in an interesting movie? We identify ourselves with the characters on screen to the extent that we get angry at their follies and cry at their losses! We enjoy the movie thoroughly, yet there is an awareness (read mindfulness) that we are just spectators...
  • 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 feet…you stand...
  • 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 resolutions at least this year.” Isn’t it? Shares...
  • 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 has...
  • Tenali Raman Stories on Secrets of Happiness

    Tenali Ramakrishna, fondly remembered as Tenali Raman, was a 16th-century court poet at the Vijayanagara Empire in India. He hailed from a town called Tenali. He is remembered even today for his extraordinary wit, brilliance and wisdom. What is it that we want in life? We may have a long list ready...
  • ‘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 is in such coordination and...
  • 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 healthy and...
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