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Storytellers Rule the Hearts and Serve the Audience

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And I could see the smiles all around

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People want positive energy (or love) and are getting tired of everything else.

Interestingly when I spoke on “Spirituality & Personal Branding” at Ananda Spa in the Himalayas, CIOs took more interest in spirituality and less in reputation management. Surprisingly the three things which they liked most about my presentation were:-
a) How meditation helps us in getting inspiration and how it can bring out inner greatness and passion?
b) The power of storytelling as a self-expression tool.
c) The humour (with a serious touch) in my presentation got a warm response. I said in the very beginning,

Some inspiration comes from my friends,
some of it comes from divine.
Some inspiration comes from the inspiration (muse),
There is nothing I can claim to be mine.
Hence no copyright deserved.

And I could see the smiles all around. To add to the beautiful experience of Ananda, a CIO stood up and gave a standing ovation.

And words cannot express beyond a point. May the Universe bl…

Storyteller is at the Mercy of the Audience

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 Storyteller is at the Mercy of the Audience

If my words are able to uplift you to a world of laughter.
If my paragraphs can transport you from the lows to the highs of the graph of life.
If my blogs (stories) can make you log in and cry to release your blocked emotions.
I deserve to stand on the stage of dramatic story of life.

If sometimes my story becomes your story too.
If I can make you empathize, by putting you in another person's story.
Then only I deserve the right of being an inspirational storyteller.
If not, then I must move to my shell, my world of thinking-feeling.

And do something to deserve more of divine grace and .... 
may be to search the missing soul in my story.

(Inspiration Michael Margolis , Get Storied)

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Empathy and Storytelling

First you have to put yourself in another person's story. Then only you will be able to see the many stories inside the story. 


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Sometimes clear vision comes after you have burst into tears

Guru Disciple-Wisdom Anecdotes I

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''I haven't done anything'', said the innocent lady
He told her with an appreciative glance, ''Thanks for everything. You don't even know what you have done to me.'' So the innocent lady (muse) got surprised and said, ''But I haven't done anything. What are you crediting me for?''

He said, ''In a way, you are right and you haven't done anything. And I, inspired by you, have rather done something to myself.''

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Conditional and Unconditional Love
The inquisitive disciple went to the Guru and asked, "What is the difference between conditional and unconditional love?"

The Guru, "Love is always unconditional"
With a sarcastic smile he further added, "What is conditional is not love and is rather a well negotiated emotional energy exchange deal."  ------------------------


The truth about the truth
The disciple once again landed zapped in front of the Guru. The …

Radhanath Swami talks at Google on Consciousness

Proud to see our Linkedin Group (Spiritual Quotient) member Radhanath Swamiji speaking at Google (Talks at Google) on 'Consciousness-The Missing Link'. Join our group to interact with him and other eminent people from all over the world. Thank you Richard West for bringing it to my attention.

The Story
Radhanath Swami is a Vaishnava sanyassin (a monk in a Krishna-bhakti lineage) and teacher of the devotional path of Bhakti-yoga. He is author of The Journey Home, a memoir of his search for spiritual truth. His teachings draw from the sacred texts of India such as The Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, and Ramayana, and aim to reveal the practical application of the sacred traditions, while focusing on the shared essence which unites apparently disparate religious or spiritual paths.

Born Richard Slavin, on December 7, 1950, in his teens he came to confront a deep sense of alienation from suburban Chicago life and the civil injustices of mid-century America. At the age of nineteen,…