Sunday, January 14, 2007

LIFE AND MANAGEMENT



Was listening to a discourse by Satguru Jaggi Vasudeo of the Isha Foundation Many of his thoughts made sense to me....infact, the more I mull over them, the more they ring true....Here they are for your consumption...He says...

Fundamentally life is management. We are managing things in the external world, as a part of whatever it is we are doing in life. However in order to be good at what we are doing well, we must learn to manage ourselves, because ultimately our mind/body is the only thing that we have control over....

In doing what we are doing, we have to manage situations and essentially people. So how can one say that we are managing people well?....He says that a good manager is someone who fosters an environment such that every individual is elevated to his/her peak potential, every individual gets a positive feeling about the space in which they are operating...and every individual rises to the peak of their love, peace and compassion...

Such a simple yet profound thought! Imagine how beautiful the world would be if we all learnt to practice this simple truth...

4 comments:

Traveler said...

Hi Akira, looked at the website seems interesting. If you are interested and haven't read yet would recommend 'The 8th Habit' by Stephen Covey. It clears a lot of things about the personality formation. Its so true that the outside situations we find ourselves in are a reflection of our inner personality which is a function of the choices we make. As the song says 'Humko man ki shakti dena mana vijay kare dusaro ki jay se pahle khudko jay kare'.

Akira said...

Thank you traveler. Noted! :)

Advocatus Diaboli said...

To manage or to be impulsive, that is the dilemma. Impulsive is alluring, managed is pacifying. Anyway, tea tastes good :)

Shyam said...

wow! Such a powerful thought put simple!!!
That was a good one.