Art of Living at Work Archive

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to overcome obstacles in meditation

    #1 Drop all desires & planning The hindrance for meditation is the desire and all your planning to do something. Offer the desire through surrender with the trust, “It it is right for me, it will be done.” Just think it will happen and relax. Surrender means the ability to drop desires...
  • Love seeks to dissolve the identity

    This is continued from the previous post … Q-1 Can you speak on how devotion can transform the ego in order for the Self to be realized? Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Listen, what is devotion? It is a state of love. What is ego? It is a sense of separation and a boundary; a wall; an identity. Love...
  • Tips on How to Control Anger

    Have you noticed that no matter how many times you remind yourself that getting angry is not good, yet when the emotion comes you are unable to control it. All through your childhood you have only learnt that ‘You should not get angry’ but the question remains ‘HOW not to get angry?’....
  • Did you know you could meditate here?

    Three most unusual situations where you can never think one could meditate! Caught up in a life-threatening situation under water or a war between two tribes – what would be the first thought on your mind if you happen to be confronted with any of these critical situations? Most likely, you would...
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