Training that Transforms Lives - some inspiring articles by Rohan Singal
Rohan Singal is a life coach and a mentor at Rejoiss Learning LLP.
This blog contains inspiring stories and video links. It also has articles and some practical tips on how to be a powerhouse in life, how to maintain your shine and glow, how to treasure your uniqueness.
Our mind runs a multiplex. There are
multiple screens and thoughts running different shows at the same moment. We
run this multiplex for 16-18 hours non-stop.
My wellness guides at THAC, shared that this non-stop
activity consumes energy, generates heat, releases many chemicals in the body
and leaves residue. Our body is left with limited space and time to do its core
functions of cleaning, absorption, repair and regeneration.
Here are three ways I found useful to pause
this multiplex in our minds:
Every 2 hours, close your eyes for 2 minutes.
Breathe deeply. You can also put your head down, stretch or slowly massage your
scalp and face. I found that the key here is closing the eyes. This needs no
props and thus can be done anywhere.
of Day: Watching candle flame (this activity is
called Tratak in Sanskrit language). A taper candle works best. For few
minutes look at the flame of a candle. Keep blinking every 5-6 seconds. This
activity suspends internal dialogue as you are focusing on the flame. I find it
more practical to do at home at the end of the day.
of Day: Yog-Nidra:
This is a 30 minute guided practice by Bihar School of Yoga. It’s a kind of guided
meditation done lying down on a comfortable mat. Simply listen to the audio and
follow the instructions. The intent is not to go to sleep, but to relax the
mind. I am able to do it regularly, early morning even on a workshop day. It
does calm down the buzz in my mind.
The beauty of this practice is that you can
get anyone to experiment with it. This includes elderly parents, even a
bedridden person. Once they see the result, they will start practicing by their
own choice. This recording is available in English as well as Hindi from their
In Jan 2019, I attended a very interesting
session by Success Gyan – National Achievers Conference. It had some very
accomplished speakers including Jack Canfield, my current favourite author. Another
speaker Rajeev Talreja shared a story that you will find useful:
“There was a hunter who spotted a wolf in
the wild. As he was about to shoot it, he noticed the wolf’s green eyes and
fell in love with them. He decided to bring the wolf home.
He used a tranquilizer on the wolf and got
it to his farm. Before the wolf could regain consciousness, he kept it in an
area enclosed by an electrified fence.
When the wolf woke up, it was surprised. It
rushed towards the front and got a shock as it touched the fence. It ran back,
left and right fence and got the shock each time it touched the fence.
Now the routine was it will remain 1 foot
away from the fence and walk in circles all day.
One day it rained heavily. The rain caused
a short circuit in the fence. Many months later the wolf saw a snake
approaching from outside the fence. Wolf was confident that it is safe from the
snake, its natural enemy, inside the fence. To its surprise snake slithered
over the fence, came inside and moved towards the wolf.
Wolf started backing off till it reached
the back fence. As the snake was about to bite it, the wolf scampered over the
electric fence and ran back to the wild.”
Most of us are like that wolf. We love our
comfort zone and the boundaries set by others and circumstances. We accept
those boundaries and do not venture beyond.
What is your electric fence? Do you belong
inside the fence or in the wild of your true potential?
Remember: the wild is waiting for you. Time