A Story that will inspire you
The stage was set and a troupe of 5,000 dancers ready for the ultimate day. Each dancer was a meditator. The city of Berlin was set to invite 50,000 spectators from 151 countries. But then something that no one would have expected happened.
Rain and cold in the month of July – quite unlikely for Berlin and quite unfortunate for the performers at the open-air Berlin Olympic Stadium. All other events at the stadium during that time got cancelled; the only exception was the World Cultural Festival, marking the 30th Anniversary of The Art of Living foundation.
Nothing could dampen the spirits of the performers who came from different reaches of the world. Everybody danced in the rain and the cold, and it was spectacular. The salsa dancers knocked off their shoes to dance. The color that flowed from a Bharatnatyam dance performer’s feet to her fellow dancers only enhanced the beauty of the performance.
This clearly goes to show how a problem can be turned into a challenge and then into a celebration—something meditation alone can do.