Last week I attended Code M with Virat Chirania. It was basically Yes Plus program offered by Art of Living with lots of added attractions. I had gone there to register my son for the program but ended up repeating the program myself too. Sudarshan Kriya, the processes and knowledge sessions were amazing. Communication skills workshop by Virat was a learning experience. Zumba session by Chirag was the icing on the cake. On the whole, it was a memorable experience.
Art of Living programs focus on living in the present moment. When I did my basic course in 2008, this was my key learning and it changed the way I looked at life. I was always lost in the past or worried about the future but living in the present enabled me to be happy and live life fully. Here is a poem on the importance of living in the present moment:
This moment , this present moment
So transitory, so impermanent
Gone even before I blink my eyes!
Yet I keep oscillating between past and future
Like a pendulum, not stopping for a second.
Little do I realize that this moment is all I have,
This present moment to be happy!
Not in the past glories nor amidst the future worries,
This moment, this very moment
Gone with the snap of my fingers!
Yet I keep looking here and there
Like a deer wandering in search of musk
Being oblivious of the joy inside me
Waiting to sprout and shine.
Whether happy or blue, accept and embrace
This moment, this inevitable moment
Gone forever and just a memory of the past!
Wake up and see, my dear
This moment, this present moment is all you’ve got
No past , no future but this moment
To be happy, to be in bliss, to rise and shine!
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