How to deal with the four types of people in life and be happy?

In the last blog, I discussed how one could overcome the obstacles in one’s life while pursuing one’s dream by practising one thing again, and again, and again. In Sanskrit language, it is called ‘Ek tatva Abhayasa’. It means, seeing one element (God or Guru) in everything. However, it is not always easy to practice this principle in life.

We come across all type of people in our life e.g. some people are happy most of the time, some keeps grumbling about everything, some are engaged in doing good things, and others are involved in doing wrong things. How to deal with these type of people? As per Patanjali Yoga Sutra, be friendly with the people who are happy. What happens, if you don’t get friendly with happy people, you will start getting jealous of them, and you may start feeling miserable.
Have compassion for people who are always grumbling but don’t try to be friendly with them. Suppose, one of your friends is going through tough time, and he is complaining about the injustice he received from the society or the government. Now, if you show sympathy with these people by agreeing with their comments, are you going to uplifting their spirit or dragging them into a downward spiral trend? Just listen to their complaints patiently and move on.
Support the people who are doing a good job for the society rather than finding a mistake in their way of doing things. At least they have taken an initiative to do something positive, help them out, encourage them, and be part of a bigger goal.
Ignore the people who are engaged in doing the wrong thing, or educate and ignore the people who are doing the bad things unless you are in a job that requires to take you a corrective action e.g. people who are in police, or in the judicial system.
To continue…

References:

  1. How to know God- The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali: Translated by Swami Prabhananda and Christopher Isherwood
  2. Various talk by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the public forums (The founder of the Art of Living organisation).

How to overcome obstacles and take charge of your life!

How to overcome obstacles and take charge of your life!

Quite often when we start working on our dream project or try to make a new habit, we come across obstacles. The obstacle may be in the form of falling sick, doubting one’s capabilities, laziness, and inability to overcome old habits.

How to overcome these obstacles? The first thing we should realise that these are only the obstacles e.g. barriers in a hurdle race. Obstacle comes whenever you start doing something good. If you are not doing anything, no obstacle will come in your life. An athlete knows that he has to cross the barriers to win the race. Once the race is over, one can walk normally. Similarly, we do not always fall sick. Whenever we get sick, we rest for few days and sometimes may take medicines to get well. Once we are healthy, we revert to our routine. Again, we are not lazy all the time. Laziness may be the outcome of the type of food one has eaten, weather conditions, or simply because your interest level is not high for that particular activity. Doubting on one’s capabilities, other’s intentions, or on techniques is an interesting subject. You might have noticed that most of the time, we doubt about the good thing, We do not doubt about the bad thing. Whenever we are sad; we are 100% sure that we are sad but may not be very sure about out our happiness.

The most effective way of overcoming any obstacle is to simply practise one thing, keep doing the one activity again and again and again…What happens when you do one thing again and again? Boredom dawns, beyond the boredom, is ecstasy! When a musician practice a chord, a singer sing a song or a player practices a particular technique again and again and again. The mind has no option but to be in the present moment and in the present moment, there is no obstacle. One’s whole body becomes mind; all senses work in cohesion. At that moment of time, you will not feel any obstacles.

This technique is also called ‘Ek tatva abhayasa’ meaning practising one element, one truth. That one element can be the God, a guru in your life. In dealing with people, it can be practised as seeing one element (God or Guru) in everyone. When you see one element in one and all, you will not get caught up in hatred, jealousy.

References:

  1. How to know God- The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali: Translated by Swami Prabhananda and Christopher Isherwood
  2. Various talk by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar at the public forums (The founder of the Art of Living organisation).

Hello world! My first post on my personal blog site

Welcome to My blog Sites. This is my first post.

Hi,

As some of you might know, that I have been practicing and teaching Yoga and Meditation for many years. A few years ago, I also did my Masters in Business Leadership from the Curtin University.  Since last few days, a thought came to my mind to merge these two fields i.e. spiritual practices and worldly success. These two seems to be opposite values but on a deeper level, they are the one and the same.

For now, I have identified five areas that I will focus on and will look forward to your comments and views.

  1. Make time your ally at any age
  2. It is never too late to achieve the financial freedom
  3. Four elements of success-Time, place, environment, and the self-effort
  4. Know what obstacle/s are hindering your growth
  5. How to develop positive vibes with Yoga