Stress and success_dr_shriniwas_kashalikarDocument Transcript
The implicit implication of the question; “How are you?” is“Whether we have succeeded in conquering the struggle of life(stress); or it is taking the better out of us”!We usually answer “fine or OK” and get rid of the question! Thisis because there is nothing much to talk about our success orfailure; in terms of monetary profit, political power, competitionsuccess etc. Sometimes; if we have earned excess of money, fame,popularity and power; and are euphoric about it; we say “We areon top of the world!” On the contrary; if we have failed in gettingall these; then we are frustrated and give outlet to it in some otherway and feel hurt for having lost self respect and dignity. In thatcase we may expect sympathy and help and may or may not get it!The content of the word “success”; however; becomes more andmore profound; as we mature; and develop global and holisticperspective! We begin to understand that success at different ageand in different situations can vary tremendously.Thus for a new born baby the first breath is the greatest success asit makes difference between life and death. Similarly; getting fewdrops of water can be a great success; for a farmer in famine.
But in general; the success can be comprehended holistically; infollowing manner!The first step to success is to understand that there is a problem(stress); and that; it can be managed. The second step is to getholistic solutions to it. The third step is to be able to crystallize andapply them; or articulate them. The fourth step to success; is tounderstand the scope and limitations of the solutions; in a givenindividual, situation, time frame, and on an individual or globalcanvas; and accept it happily without grumbling. The fifth step tosuccess; is surrendering the endeavors, which we thought as“ours” to the source from where they sprang! The sixth step issurrendering ourselves; to; and merging with our own immortalsource!All these six steps apply to every individual; irrespective of age,sex, occupation, caste, creed, religion, race and nationality. Everystep may involve years or even decades; depending on the natureof stress or problems.The example of success in Total Stress Management can bedescribed as follows. The first step of success is; recognizing the
stress of mortal life and the second is; getting the holistic solutions.The third step is; crystallizing and applying i.e. treading the pathof Total Stress Management and articulating and sharing thedetails of the sojourn; with others. The fourth step is to happilyaccept the result; as the solutions have their own scope andlimitations. The fifth step of success is; surrendering theendeavors, which we thought as “ours” to the “source” fromwhere they spring. The sixth step of the success; is to return toimmortal source of the solutions and be immortal!!!NAMA (BRAHMA) is the immortal source of holistic solutions toindividual and global stress. NAMASMARAN is the process ofgrowth and maturity; so as to recognize the stress, comprehend itholistically, get the holistic solutions, crystallize, apply and sharethem with others, accept the result (determined by several factors)happily, return the whole endeavor to NAMA from where itsprings gratefully; and return to NAMA for ever to be immortal!