With our paced life, we are caught up in day to day activities. We have to check the social pages like facebook, Google plus or tweet someone. So many phone calls to attend. Look for our favorite TV shows or listen to radio shows. Drive through the busy traffic, go to work and come back. Or perhaps find a more entertaining commute like train or an hour long bus. Deal with folks at work and the ever moving targets. People getting ahead of us, or we are trying to get ahead of people. Stock markets, investments, loans, mortgage and the list goes on and on. So much has happened in our past and the expectation of having happiness, power, security and lot of money keeps growing in the present moment. As a result, our mind keeps struggling and building a wave of emotions. With such a confused state of mind, one cannot be at rest. So stress builds and we want a way out of all this. This can be achieved by finding inner peace which starts by going inwards. The meditation techniques taught by Art of Living foundation (started by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar) have helped me to connect with myself and be at peace. This has helped me to deal with my day to day actitivities. At peace, I am not angry and can conduct myself in tough situations. Also, anyone at peace is less likely to get violent in nature. Therefore, being stress free helps us to be violence free as well. Being able to apply this idea to the society will generate a wave of peace and happiness, and lesser violence cases.
On March 24th Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (founder of The Art of Living foundation) is going to launch a Stress free and Violence Free campaign in Bay Area, which aims to bring peace and happiness to the community. Come and support this campaign (http://stressfreeviolencefree.org/)