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Learn to let go of attachment through yoga

Yoga is the settling of the mind into silenceAs stated in The Yoga Sutras, “Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness.”

In this unbounded state, we experience freedom from suffering.

No longer identifying ourselves with our ego, we let go of our attachment to temporary conditions ― whether a relationship, a job, our body, or a material possession. We remember our essential spiritual nature and life becomes joyful, meaningful, and carefree.

~ Chopra.com

How to handle criticism

Sri Sri Ravishankar Q: How do I handle criticism?
A:When someone criticises you, they are taking a risk. Who wants to take the risk of making enemies! When they are doing that, you appreciate them. Stand up to criticism. Also have the courage to criticise for their improvement. But if someone is criticising you out of jealousy, you smile, it is their problem.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

Regain creativity

To regain your passion, vitality, and creativity, the most essential step you can take is identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the emotional pain you have carried for so many years. You can begin by asking yourself, “What am I carrying with me from the past that is no longer serving me in the present?”

If you recognize that you are harboring unresolved emotional pain, misunderstandings, or toxic beliefs, set the intention to mobilize and release the congested energy. Once you let go of whatever isn’t serving you, you will naturally make choices that are nourishing and life-affirming.

When you release your emotional turbulence, the internal noise that has been preoccupying your mind will become quiet and you will be able to hear the music once again.

~ Dr David Simon

Sing your song, live your life

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Living passionately requires listening to the music within and hearing the music of the world, without being distracted by the noise.

~ Dr David Simon

Do you get stressed

Q: Do you get stressed?
A: The product really works well! (laughs) Just last week I went to Kerala. They had organized 19 appointments in a day. I cancelled some of them before I went there. Yet, I ended up attending 22 appointments. I thought I would get irritated, but I surprised myself and didn’t. Each one of us has tremendous energy within us. One single cell can light up the entire city of Bangalore for 24 hours.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

How to handle intolerance?

Q: When there is intolerance around you, how to retain equilibrium?
A: See life from a broad picture. See intolerance as a lack of education. That is one thing. Second is patience and perseverance.

~ Sri Sri Ravishankar

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