Resetting Yourself… But how?

What do you do when your smartphone is working very slow when your applications are either not getting opened or are slower than a sloth? What do you do? You reset your phone and the moment you reset your phone, your smartphone starts working back to normal.


Similarly, in our lives we have situations that break us down, slows us down or maybe we felt pathetic after saying a silly thing in a work meeting or you have done some past mistakes and you need to start things fresh. But what do we do? We keep blaming ourselves, we keep regretting our decisions, we shout at life and cry over that thing.

Just like you can reset your smartphone, you can reset your life. Yes, it is possible. How? When you are in control of yourself when you are in control of your mind. Again, not controlling life, but controlling your emotions, your state of mind, your feelings. You cant control life because it is unpredictable, however, what you do with that unpredictability is something you can control.

When you are in control of yourself and mind, you gain the ability and awareness to reset your actions, reset your habits, reset your life.

But how to reset yourself? How to control yourself? Through your Breath. Your breath contains immense power to control and manage your mind. So many researches have happened/are happening which all say how through breath this is possible. Breathing techniques help you to get rid of that stress that we carry in our mind which doesn’t let us reset ourselves.


It is very common to use our breath to reset ourselves. As an example, you might have heard someone getting angry and someone saying, “Take a few deep breaths in and out.” And as a result what happens? It helps you reset your life at that moment.


In my life, I have learned this technique where using my breath I can reset any component or moment in my life. For me learning and practicing Sudarshan Kriya has been a big big big game-changer. How easily I get an ability to change the state of my mind, how easily I get the ability to change my sadness into happiness, how easily I can change a negative feeling or thought, into a positive one.

We all need that button in life to reset our life. We all carry that button in our life, but we do not know how to use it. Sudarshan Kriya is something that enables you to do that.


I am teaching one of those programs called Happiness Program where you learn this powerful breathing technique Sudarshan Kriya in November 2020. You can come and join to learn this technique to enable yourself to reset your life whenever you want to.

Happiness Program November 2020: https://www.artofliving.org/ca-en/program/6224

3 Reasons to Meditate Now

World is now realizing the need for “Mental Health”. Do you know why there is a need ? It is because of the growing stress in our lives. Fortunately, the world is now adopting the ancient way of getting rid of stress i.e. Meditation. One of the fact that I loved while researching more is that the people meditating in the USA tripled from 4.1% in 2012 to 14.2% in 2017. (Source https://www.nccih.nih.gov/). Isn’t that incredible ?

Apart from reducing the stress and boosting your mental health, below are 3 reasons why you should meditate right now:

  • Satisfaction: When we were studying in school/college, we were instilled with the idea that earning money will make us satisfied. But even the people with millions of dollars suffer from dissatisfaction in their lives. Where money, relationships, partying does not give us satisfaction, Meditation comes with promising results of inner satisfaction in life.

“Satisfaction comes from deep rest, by reposing deep within oneself. When you get established within your Self, then there is contentment. The satisfaction you think that comes by doing some work is very temporary and lasts only for a short while.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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  • Meaningful Relationships: Ups and downs happen in every relationship. Arguments on the smallest things to the biggest thing happens often in a relationship. Guess what, most arguments start because of our inability to listen(mindfully). After every resolution, we say “I will understand you in a better way.” When you promise that you will understand what you are trying to say is I will listen to what you are saying in a better way. Meditation makes your mind empty of unwanted thoughts. Less the thoughts in the mind, better you listen, lesser the arguments and your relationship blooms.

“The key to a happy relationship is based on how we handle our mind. We must learn how to calm our minds and relax, for a few moments every day.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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  • Freedom: With the luggage of stress that we carry around our whole lives, we tend to lose our freedom. How can one be free if his/her mind is each moment occupied with thoughts which he/she does not even want? Meditation takes away your stress. It brings back your naturalness. And when you are natural, you are free.

“Meditation, indeed, is an amazing path to experiencing freedom. Meditation offers a “freedom from” and “freedom to” in both business and personal life.” – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

So, if you are not meditating, start from today, rather sit back now and meditate using the below link.

If you are already meditating, awesome, share your joy with others.

How to be Happy ? Part-1

In my previous post, Are You Happy?, I shared why you should be Happy this moment. If you have not read it, do give it a read.

There are days when most of the time goes in complaining, stuck in arguments and getting stuck with our heavy emotional garbage. But amidst all these negative experiences, there are moments when we are happy. Its just that we ignore our happiness.

Why ?

One of the habits of our minds is that it tends to focus on the negatives a lot more than on the positives. In certain cases, it just ignores the positives and focuses on the negatives. This is because when we grew up nobody taught us how to be positive when the negatives take over. Due to which we developed this habit of ignoring positives. So, question is how do we come out of this habit?

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says,

“Santosha. Develop the habit of being happy. You have to do it. Nothing else can give you that. Nobody else can do it. If anybody else or anything else does it, it will only be very temporary. You take a step!”

This is not just a quote, its a technique to be happy. Just like you work out in the gym, you know its hard but you push yourself and you complete the set which was difficult to start with. But with practice you become fit, develop strength, six pack abs, etc.

The same way, if we take the step to be happy, it might be tough in the beginning but with time, you ca become so rock solid from inside that nothing can shake your happiness. As a result, you develop six pack abs for your mental well being.

So, tell yourself, come what may, I will be Happy. Let this be your mantra.

Are you Happy ?

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In our day to day life, we run like head-less chickens to earn, to stay comfortable, for fame, for reputation and for so many other reasons…

Amidst all this, we are worried, stressed, often get depressed and carry emotional burden  for our whole lives.

Did you ever asked yourself this question…. Why are we running for all those things?

Any Guesses ?

The answer is, we are doing whatever we are doing to BE HAPPY.

Think about it, after you first got the ability to think, you thought, “I will be happy if I get good grades”, after sometime, “I will be happy if I get that boy/girl as my partner”, after sometime, “I will be happy if I get a job and start saving money”, and then, “I will be happy when I buy a house”, and then, “I will be happy when I am married and have kids”, and then may be promotion, further have my kids in a good school. And so on you just keep postponing your happiness always.

But have you asked yourself, after having all that you wanted, ARE YOU HAPPY ?

We spend years and years achieving things we want, we do get them, but amidst that we forget the purpose why we started what we started and  are we HAPPY.

Not after a month, or an year or sometime in future, NOW, ask yourself, ARE YOU HAPPY ? If not, then BE HAPPY.

I heard H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar once say,

“You postpone your happiness until some perfect future date, but it never arrives.”

Before deciding to write this blog, I asked myself “Am I Happy ?”. I ask this question many times to myself, because if I am not happy now, I would never be happy.

So close your eyes, take a deep breath in and say yourself, I AM HAPPY !

Water droplets: An analogy

While driving in the rain, I saw little droplets of water striking the wind shield. Amidst this moment, a thought came to my mind. This rain drops were falling right on the wind shield at different intervals. I could completely relate this analogy to my life experiences. Just like this drops, problems appeared in my life at different intervals and each time I was hit with a hard blow and was shattered on the ground.

I observed that each time the water droplets on my wind shield blurred my vision, the wipers helped me to get a better picture of what is ahead of me. Just like in life when each time my vision got blurred due to the problems, I had something which helped me to move on and to see what is ahead. That was meditation, which has been a key to clear my vision and to wipe/go beyond the problems which impacted me deep in my life.

It is said that “Every one is fighting their own battles”. But does that bring peace and happiness ? Maybe yes, maybe no. But what keeps me going during my battle is Meditation. It helps me face my battle with a smile on my face, grit determination and peaceful mind.

I personally feel very fortunate to have learned this tool to combat the problems life has offered me to fight.