Blog post by: Yogacharya Ankit Garg.
Most of us do feel that our current life is deprived, incomplete and primarily imbalanced. Reasons might be personal or professional or both. It has proved us helpless repeatedly by making us realise our shortcomings while handling its different challenges. Such kind of life is unanimously termed as ‘Ordinary life’ of ordinary people i.e. we. But we crave to live a better life than this.
To achieve a better balanced life, money seems as the sole balancer, corrector, shock-absorber and much more. So, an illuminating career is considered as the only and ultimate way so as to produce more money which will bring the coveted balance and make our life an ‘Extra-ordinary’ one.
So, we do conduct/attend lots of workshops on team work, leadership, motivation, failure, communication skills and many more in order to boost our / employees’ performance in the corporate world.
But we don’t bother to explore that one’s professional life is very much affected and dominated by one’s personal life and vice-versa. If a person is going through a divorce case or fighting with an addiction or parents everyday or is not getting married or having consistent back-ache or indigestion or is depressed for any reason, he can’t perform up to his calibre neither personally nor professionally.
‘Don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order. There is no point of getting a promotion on the day of your breakup. There is no fun in driving a car if your back hurts. Shopping is not enjoyable if your mind is full of tensions.’ says Ratan Tata perhaps.
If money or a decent career were the guarantee of an extra-ordinary (balanced) life then all the rich people would have had peaceful life and mediocre the chaotic one. It is evident that those who managed to have a glorious career and desirable money couldn’t save them from misery even then.
But very few people succeed irrespective of cast, creed, colour and career. These pioneers are among us as our friends, neighbours, relatives, teachers, or celebrity artists or business tycoons.
When even big posts and big bucks too have failed in ensuring our health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order then what is ‘that’ which helped these pioneers in transforming their rich or mediocre but dis-satisfactory life in to a rich or mediocre but balanced (extra-ordinary) life?
Having researched painstakingly, explored various belief systems, Patanjali Yog Sutras, Epic literature like Bhagwat Gita extensively and believes to have found this ‘that’ eventually. To Share this ‘that’
I do conduct lectures in corporates, colleges an clubs.