Revolutionary Approach to Wise Living Managing Life Creatively September 2017

9th Sep, 2017

Swamiji  has always been an enigma to all of us. Each time we attend his program, even though the title of the Program remains the same as MANAGING LIFE CREATIVELY, there is the innovative self of Swamiji which emerges and zaps us all.

The contents of this program were a complete overhaul from what we have experienced earlier. Starting from the introduction, to the interactions and meditations that Swamiji included in the program, were directed to deepen our understanding and experience them in our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual zones of our lives.

The whole emphasis and invitation to all of us was to bring about a paradigm shift from the success oriented approach to life towards a fulfilment oriented approach.

Every one of us in life is fighting a hard battle. Bhagavad Gita also is a teaching that happened in the midst of a battle field. The approach to life should be one of facing life courageously and not to run away from the realities of life.

Swamiji stressed the need to see deeply, listen deeply, think deeply, feel deeply, and create a being which is centred deeply and firmly within oneself.

We are a product of our environment in which we grow, the experiences we encounter in our life. These experiences shape our life. Each one approaches life based on these two impacts and more often we are righteous about our conclusions. Swamiji very dexterously came down to where we are and hand held us and slowly carried us to where he wanted us to reach. Let us all become a product of wise education and transform ourselves.

The workshop was interspersed with his characteristic humour, shayari (couplets) so aptly included at the right time, brought about a change in the mindsets, converting limiting beliefs and the rigid nay saying patterns to flexible free flowing and open approach to life.

The highlight of the program was the SUKHOHAM meditation, a technique which connected us to the five elements based on the martial art and tai chi movements to invoke the ‘CHI’ Energy or the ‘Pranic’ energy from within ourselves, connecting us to our prana the very basic life force through deep breathing,gradually leading us into alpha state of consciousness, a deep state of silence which ultimately made all of us experience the fundamental state of joy within us  SUKHOHAM . I AM JOY , I AM HAPPINESS.

Overall Swamiji led us by bringing about clarity in our thinking, helped us to deepen our feeling domain and created a being full of joy. The final celebration was the sufi dance which was the peak of celebration, which made us not only creative and effective but also celebrative in life.

These two days were a spiritual holiday to cleanse the inner self, bathing us in delight. Wow what an experience! Would love to be in this space more often if possible always.