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Enhance your happiness skills-set

When we try to control, we lose control

In our lives, we have so much of likes and dislikes.

We have so much of desires too – desire to control the event, desire to change the other person etc.

Why there is always disharmony in us?

It is because we always have the desire to control or change other person.

There is desire for approval too.

We are leading our lives for the sake of others.

Even though we are fully secured, we want to save money. There is no limit for needs and desires.

If I like I will move with that person and if I do not like that person I will move away from him.

Whatever event comes to me then I decide that it should happen in a certain way and try to frame that event.

I always resist what is given to me.

I am afraid that I will be joyful and happy

Can we be without these desires?

Whatever the course the life takes let it take.

Can I watch my life myself like I watch the waves of the sea? Why I am not able to do this?

What is preventing me from observing my own life?

Because I fear that I may get back joy and innocence. Whatever the joy and innocence I had when I was five years old, I fear that I might get that back.

Though we are seekers of joy and happiness, we are not the seekers of innocence.

Is it possible to get childlike happiness?

For that there is a mantra. That is NAMASHIVAYAM.

This should be chanted in sets of five.

As I chant this mantra continuously all my desires turn into ashes.

The fear of death or the feeling of insecurity will go off.

I will come to know that I am nothing but Shiva, the ever-happy person.

Shiva means Mangalam, the person who is truly happy.

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Didn’t hear from my sister in Dubai

Ramesh, who is 35 years old, was more or less crawling, after a stroke. He wanted to learn Yoga from Shobana – a Reiki Master as well as a Yoga teacher, from the Bach Flower Center, to improve his health condition.

As a normal practice, Shobana enquired about his case history.

Ramesh remarked that he suspects that major reason behind his health condition is due to his worries about his sister, who is currently living in Dubai. He hasn’t heard from her for the last ten years, as her husband as well as in-laws has not allowed her to be in touch with them.

In fact, this has affected Ramesh’s father so much, that he died with grief stricken heart. Soon after, Ramesh had a stroke.

After suggesting few yoga techniques to Ramesh, Shobana asked Ramesh to chant the relationship enhancing mantras regularly:

Om Hum Namaha

Om Yum Namaha

Om Rum Namaha

Om Vum Namaha

Om Lum Namaha

Before twenty fours passed, from the time he started chanting the mantras, he received a phone call from his sister after ten long years. Finally, her husband and in-laws has allowed her to call her brother.

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