Inner Management


How much do I want to read more? 8/10

Interesting, as usual. It's only short, a few pages. This has to be read.


"Our lives become beautiful not because we are perfect. Our lives become beautiful because we put our heart into what we are doing."

-- Sadhguru

The quality of your life depends on how well you manage your body, your mind, your emotion, your situations, your home, your communities, nations, your life in general and the world.

If you look at yourself and see, when you were five years of age, how happy you were, and today, how happy you are. If we make a chart out of it, is it moving upward or downward? In twenty-four hours time, how many moments are you really happy? If you look at this, the graph is not going up, it is going down. So that means you are a bad manager.

Anybody who does not know how to manage his own body, his own mind, his own emotion and his energies, if he is managing outside situations, he is only managing them by accident, not by intent the way he wants it.

Anywhere you go today, people are talking stress management, especially in the United States.
It took me a while to understand that these people have come to the conclusion that if they do things in the world, they are bound to be stressful.
Someone is not stressful because of what he is doing; someone is stressful because he doesn't know how to manage his own inner system. It is not the nature of the job which makes one stressful.

Fundamentally, management means we want to decide the course of our destiny. You want to have a certain kind of situation, both inward and outward.
If you have to manage 10 people or 10,000 people around you, you have to manage 10 minds or 10,000 minds around you, but if you have no management over your own mind, you managing 10,000 minds is going to be a disaster.
people should rise to their full potential, not just in terms of work, but as human beings. If people work together, they should be able to rise to the peak of their love, peace, compassion within themselves.
Lots of people have understood management as a way of throwing their weight around.

If you manage a situation, not just things happening there, people should feel elevated just being in that space.
If you are capable of gathering such a large body and so much mind, there must be something more fundamental than this, but that never comes into your experience. You are just lost in these two heaps, trying to make some sense out of it.