Osho defies categorization, reflecting everything from the individual quest for meaning to the most urgent social and political issues facing society today. His books are not written but are transcribed from recordings of extemporaneous talks given over a period of thirty-five years. Osho has been described by The Sunday Times in London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century" and by Sunday Mid-Day in India as one of the ten people - along with Gandhi, Nehru and Buddha - who have changed the destiny of India.
Osho has a stated aim of helping to create the conditions for the birth of a new kind of human being, characterized as "Zorba the Buddha" - one whose feet are firmly on the ground, yet whose hands can touch the stars. Running like a thread through all aspects of Osho is a vision that encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology.
He is synonymous with a revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation and an approach to meditation which specifically addresses the accelerated pace of contemporary life. The unique Osho Active Meditations are designed to allow the release of accumulated stress in the body and mind so that it is easier to be still and experience the thought free state of meditation.
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Osho continues to inspire millions of people worldwide in their search to define a new approach to individual spirituality that is self-directed and responds to the everyday challenges of contemporary life. His unique perspective encompasses both the timeless wisdom of the East and the highest potential of Western science and technology, and he was named by the Sunday Times of London as one of the "1000 Makers of the 20th Century". The American novelist Tom Robbins has called him "the most dangerous man since jesus Christ."
"To he total in your work is not addiction, it is a kind of meditation. When you are totally in your work, your work has a possibility of perfection, you will have a joy arising out of perfect work.
"If you can be perfect and total in work, you can be total in no-work-just sitting silently, totally silent. You know how to be total. You can close your eyes and you can be totally in. You know the secret of being total. So to be total in work is helpful in meditation".
Look at your own life:When you're serious or stressed out, you're contracted, right? Available, flexible, relaxed, present, able to tune into the light side of things, you can more easily access your intelligence and creativity.
Happily, some global changes have converged to bring about a change in many people's attitude towards their occupation. One of these is the dissolving the authoritarian structure in favor of the team concept.
In addition, with companies now tending to measure the output and effectiveness of the employees work-rather than how many hours they are required to put in- people have begun to ask themselves: "What do I want to do? How do I want to spend my time?" More people are asking themselves what life is about, and what they really want from it.
There is evidence of this trend in recent media converge. For example, Sydsvenska Dagbladet, the third biggest daily paper in Sweden, not long ago ran an article that stated, "the employers who fail to create fun at work will have trouble recruiting the best brains to their organization," and, "if people really enjoy what they are doing together in an organization it creates a tremendous energy. If the office isn't so great or the coffee machine doesn't work, suddenly it doesn't matter so much."
When employees at Ericsson- the telecommunications company-were asked what success is, the older managers answered, "Money and position," while the younger engineers responded, "success is being able to work with something that captures your heart."
CHEF [it means "Boss"] is the biggest monthly business magazine in Scandinavia, and a few months back featured a cover that read: "50 Ways to improve your mood-Fun at Work."
Regus Business Centers- it provides "instant officer" that come fully equipped, furnished and staffed- wants its centers to be "destinations that workers find fun and engaging." Mark Dixon, its English founder and chairman says, "When I talk to customers, I listen for the word enjoy. The office should be fun. If you enjoy yourself, you'll do your best work."
Biel, Switzerland, has given birth to the Brainstorm-an "ideas-factory." Available for both business and individuals, its customers have included the Swiss Cancer Association wanting to know how to promote its sun-protection lotion, and an elderly woman wanting to restart a love life.
"If you're serious about being creative," suggests Mettler, one of the founders of the business, "you've got to give yourself license to be playful."
So when they are confronted with a really challenging situation they call in the experts in playfulness- kids! The company wants to "blend the professionalism of experts with the unbridled enthusiasm of kids." Mettler points our, "We have 17 year olds working on products and campaigns for such companies as Nestle and the Swiss Railway." The company is looking for "crazy ideas. We use kids to find those ideas because they know how to talk without letting their thinking get in their way."
But doesn't being playful mean being irresponsible? Just the reverse: we tend to a avoid responsibility when it's connected with something like a duty or a burden, something we don't really care about. When we are having fun, our life-energy is activated; with its being allowed to flow freely, the intelligent person will naturally feel responsible for what he initiates through his creative participation.
Fun is no longer something you do outside your work time; fun is what fuels your work. And clearly it's great to spend time and money relaxing because that is only going to positively impact your work and chances of success.
South good to you? But, maybe you're asking, how to make work juicy, rewarding and an extension of my meditation, with the silence and centered that it brings me? How to "walk the talk"?
Being centered and felling peaceful while sitting still with your eyes closed, in an environment created to support meditation, is one thing. Staying cool, calm and connected when you are being bombarded with time, people and performance pressures, when you are trying to balance your working life with family commitments, when there are health or financial issues hanging over you, is quite another.
But if meditation isn't of any practical, lasting benefit, why would you bother with it in the first place?
If you are currently visiting the International Osho Meditation Resort for a length of time or plan to do so in the future, one way of learning how to keep meditation as the center of your day is through the work as Meditation Program. Find out more about this program through the work as Meditation Office.
This compilation is a selection of techniques to help you keep your cool when the going gets hot, in every aspect of everyday life, especially in your place of employment.
Starting off your day with the active method called OSHO Dynamic Meditation: the perfect way to wake up you're sleeping energies and throw off any residual tension. Its "sister" method, known as OSHO Kundalini Meditation, is particularly recommended for the end of the day, to shake off the stress we all accumulate through a typical working day.
If your schedule makes it difficult for you to regularly practice one or both of these hour long techniques, you'll find many shorter methods within these pages- some of them simply small devices or remembrances.
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