Updated on January 2, 2016
Work is Rest
I am writing after a long time almost after 5 months. I had taken a break from my work and was at home for a while and I thought would write a lot. Being home I got into a sedentary life style and became lazy. Got into an inactive mode. When we are working we are in active mode and can achieve more. The gaps you get between your work are better utilized.
Just went through a phase recently of over working. That was completely insane. The inactive mode and overactive mode are almost the same. Both make your mind numb. We need to strike a good balance.
Work is very essential for our physical, mental and financial needs. Work is rest indeed. I love to challenge myself to cope up with the pressures.
Recently I visited a Meditation Retreat conducted by, ‘Om Swami’ the one who wrote, ‘If Truth Be Told’. I had read this book months back and started following him on You Tube. I read all the books written by him and was very keen on meeting him.
Going to the retreat was a very pleasant and refreshing experience. There were meditation sessions, discourses and Q&A. I have been doing meditation and yoga since many years. And since I read a lot had heard about most of the stuff spoken by him. But in-spite of that I enjoyed every moment and absorbed every thing that was being done and said by Om Swami.
We may know every thing ourselves but yet we need guidance. I know my yoga and exercise but prefer to do it with the yoga teacher as you get the motivatiion and is well guided. The day, the yoga teacher does not come, I feel lazy or just do a bit.
We all had an opportunity meeting Om Swami in person. The glow and aura around him is magnificent. Meeting him was the highlight of the retreat. Osho introduced me to the spiritual world and I connected with Om Swami. (I have written a blog on My First Date With Osho).
Going to the retreat was like attending a Refresher course. All your learnings over the years were put together and seeped inside you. We need to attend this often as the effect wears off after a while. It has to be a continuos affair. It’s keeps you charged and energetic.
The main crux of the retreat was meditation and mindful living. What I understood is while we cannot avoid work and the pressures of life we need coping up mechanisms. Two things which are very important are meditation and alkaline diet (which I will talk about it in my next blog). With these two things your energy levels are high, one is calm and more productive .