This section deals with the relationship between Sahaja Yoga and the workplace.
It includes articles and stories related by yogis on the way
Sahaja Yoga helps them in their everyday life at work.
We plan to talk about the various ways in which Sahaja Yoga can affect our
life at work, how to improve working conditions and about studies or theoretical
contributions made on the more general topic of spiritual awakening and
effectiveness of people at work.
The reality shows that conventional management practices no longer work.
What is more, employees and managers are more and more stressed and are
looking for solutions to their problems. The good news is than an
increasing number of business people are aware that the rational has its
limits and that the solution may come from very different directions such
as the spiritual path and Sahaja Yoga in particular.
Sahaja Yoga for a Software Designer
I'm working as a software designer
for a large sized corporation.
Having to deal with the computer 8 hours a day is a constant
source of imbalances for my attention that I need to constantly
watch and correct, as well as my eyes, so that I can preserve a
good eyesight without having to wear glasses. Also, being
surrounded constantly by a really active group of people, I have
to protect myself from becoming overactive - it's really fun to
watch myself and where my attention is going, especially when a
product deadline is approaching. The witnessing power that Sahaja
Yoga gives has many a time been of great help.
Every morning when I arrive at the workplace, I always raise my Kundalini
with my attention. After raising my Kundalini I take a moment to establish the peace
within me by putting my attention on the Spirit in my heart: "I am not
this body, mind, or project endeavor, but I am the pure Spirit,
and I surrender all the work of the day to my Spirit".
Once this point is established, I feel refreshed, centered, and with my
attention in the Sahasrara (seventh center, the point of our connection
with the All-Pervading Power) I start my work.
Oh, how I wish my attention would stay there all the time till
it's time to go home ! Well, but fortunately there is a lunch
break and other short breaks I can take in the afternoon or even
morning if I need to. And it took me a while to learn that yes,
breaks are necessary to empty your mind of the work
and refresh my attention by enjoying my Spirit for a couple minutes.
Luckily I live in a climate where it's summer 9 months of the year
and we have a nice little courtyard inside the compound - more of
a garden judging by the beautiful trees and flowers. I always take
my lunch and a short break in the afternoon and, even if there are other
people around, I always look only at the sky, clouds and all the
nature surrounding me. After a while of fighting my "continuation
thoughts" ('ok, so after lunch I gotta set that parameter to zero
cuz' otherwise the analysis will be 12.5% off, plus...'), my mind
is put to rest and I become again connected to the
nature, to my Spirit, and a meditative state slowly sets in.
Back to my cube and can't catch a bug in the program ? I leave it for a few minutes, I go into
meditation for a little while and there is a good chance that inspiration
will come. "How come I didn't see the obvious?..."
Soon it's the end of the day. I have already had a couple short
meditations - sometimes the Kundalini comes up by itself so strong
that I give up whatever I'm doing and I just enjoy my meditation for
even a few seconds. Some of these spontaneous meditations are amazingly beautiful...
Outside, a big, huge sky is waiting for me to enjoy. All feels fresh, like I'm
just about to go to a big party or celebration. And maybe I'm going to.
Making Sahaja Yoga meditation part of the day is
my way of being free at work and sharing my joy with others.
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