The theme for March’s collaborative article is about our personal experience in “Managing Transitions”. I really like this topic for 2 reasons:- 1) this is a topic that is very relevant to everyone in all life stages since constant change is the way of life, 2) this is a subject which is close to my heart, having lived 43 years from a young adult to working adult…from singlehood to married life…from a woman to a mother…from a corporate executive to a social entrepreneur… from being lost in life to finally finding my own space…from being disconnected from the Source to rediscovering the Source. I’ve lived many minds just with this one body, these major transitions enriched my life and expanded my consciousness. This is an on-going process until the self realisation happens.
Phyllis Diller charmingly said “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
I say "Never go to bed hungry. Stay up and cook."
The food we consume forms an intimate relationship with our health and well-being. Besides giving us the necessary nourishment and energy for this physical body, it also adds juice to life in terms of senses pleasure.
From the Vedic traditions, the ancient mystics, seers and rishis discovered that there are 3 gunas (qualities or zones) of being that are constantly playing in our life.
The first is Tamas which is the state of fewer–thoughts-fewer-actions, i.e. the state of dullness or inertness. The second state is more-thoughts-more-actions, the state of restlessness or hyperactivity which is called Rajas. The final guna is the fewer-thoughts-more-actions i.e. the state of inner balance, restful awareness and a feeling of being “alive” which is called Sattva.
Every week, during my coaching sessions, I hear how executives complaining about stress; apparently It’s a part of many people’s job description.
The good thing is that there are several ways to manage stress, and eventually remove it out of your life. I'll try to divide it into a nine-day course for you and I promise it's not going to be too taxing on the body, as well as on the mind.
1. Acknowledge stress is good