Soothing Music to Calm Your Frayed Nerves

Soothing Music to Calm Your Frayed Nerves

If (like me) you spend many hours on a computer, having some music in the background can really make the difference in what kind of day you have. Here are four pieces of music that are perfect for listening to during or after work to relieve tension and help you relax: Sri Chinmoy As this site is inspired by The Jewels of Happiness book, it is worth mentioning that the author Sri Chinmoy was also a noted performer of meditative music who gave many concerts for peace at venues all around the world. At the start of these concerts, Sri Chinmoy would enter, humbly bow to the audience, and then meditate, enabling thousands of people to participate in shared moments of peace and silence. Then Sri Chinmoy would play his own compositions on a variety of different instruments, including flute. This flute performance is from a 1984 concert in Melbourne, Australia. http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org/wp-content/uploads/media/100-8-7765/01.Bamboo-flute.m4a Agnikana’s Group Many of Sri Chinmoy’s meditation students have also been inspired to perform his music at concerts around the world. Agnikana’s Group is one such group, most of whose members come from the small town of Zlin in the Czech Republic. When you listen to them play, you feel a sense of sitting serenely beside a stream, which washes away everything that is bothering you. This music is really a balm to the nerves. http://www.radiosrichinmoy.org/wp-content/uploads/media/bhagaban-agnikana-senkyrovas-group-65/153-6-1.m4a Alap Alap is a very highly regarded musician from Switzerland who creates compositions that have aptly been described as “musical landscapes.” The sound is very expansive, and when you listen to it you feel that all your worries are dissolving in...
Giving joy and peace to others

Giving joy and peace to others

Tejvan Pettinger has been blogging on issues ranging from economics to self-improvement for over 10 years, including this blog at at srichinmoybio.co.uk/blog . He is also one of the UK’s top amateur cyclists, having recently won the National Hill Climb championships. How would you define happiness? Happiness is when we can appreciate the beauty of the world, and wish to share our good feelings with other people. What makes me happy ? When I feel I’m doing something worthwhile. When, through selfless service, we can give joy or peace to other people The joy of physical self-transcendence. For me, this means going faster on my bike, setting personal bests, and even winning races. When I can be happy, despite not doing as well in races as I would like. When I have a good meditation and can feel the energy in the spiritual heart. When people appreciate the teachings and vision of the great Spiritual Teachers, especially my own Guru, Sri Chinmoy. When you can get over minor personality conflicts and appreciate the good qualities in others. Whenever you feel unhappy, is there a particular thing you do in order to feel happy again? Firstly, move and do something! If you stagnate the unhappiness will grow, but if you can do something positive, the energy and forward movement can blow away most of your mental problems. Even just talking to people who have annoyed you can be a big step forward. From a spiritual point of view – prayer, meditation, singing, and selfless service always do something to lift my mood. Was there a particular habit or regimen you introduced into your...