Pain stopped play …..

by Sunil Bali. 12-11-2017

I spoke at a business conference last week, and was reminded of the words of the Nobel prize winning writer Rabindranath Tagore who wrote, "When the string of the violin was being tuned it felt the pain of being stretched, but once it was tuned then it knew why it was stretched."

So it is with the human soul. While the soul goes through pain, torture and trouble, it thinks that it would have been much better if it had gone through life without it.

But when it looks back, it begins to realise why all this was meant.

It was only meant to tune the soul to a certain pitch.

So when you’re in psychological pain , make sure it’s a short intermission and not a case of pain stopped play.

 

Humour

Have you heard about the dyslexic Mexican? His favourite chat up line is: "Get your taco Senorita, you’ve pulled."

Sad news ….. the Managing Director of Dulux paints has died of hypothermia while trecking across the Antarctic.

Paramedics said he could have done with another coat.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

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May you RIP …..

by Sunil Bali. 05-11-2017

Five years ago this month, Felix Baumgartner plummeted 24 miles to Earth at a speed of 833 mph.

But within seconds of his jump, Baumgartner (4 min video of jump) went into an uncontrollable "death spin". To make matters worse he couldn’t see, because his visor was covered in condensation.

In the months leading up to the record breaking jump, Baumgartner had suffered considerable anxiety and kept rehearsing the myriad of gruesome ways in which he could die including,

  • a premature plunge if the fragile, relatively untested helium balloon in which he was ascending had been punctured;
  • a pinprick tear in his spacesuit that would have caused his blood to boil in the thin air of the stratosphere and
  • losing consciousness by going into a spin during the supersonic descent and becoming unable to open his parachute.

In the weeks leading up to the jump, Baumgartner was coached by leading sports psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais, who used guided meditation and visualisation to install new mental imagery, dissolve anxiety and enhance Baumgartner’s ability to focus on the moment and perform under pressure.

Gervais says, "We all have inside us what we need to fulfil our potential. We just need to master our craft, let go of the outcome and trust ourselves to make the right decision in each moment."

After the jump, Dr. Andy Walshe, Head of Red Bull’s High Performance division was asked, "What are the limits of human potential?" Walshe replied, "We have some amazing talent in all our Red Bull teams, but I’ve yet to meet anyone who has the consciousness of the Dalia Lama, the creativity of Steve Jobs, and the ability to perform under pressure like a Special Forces commando. We’ve only just scratched the surface of human potential."

Extensive research by Walshe’s team shows that whether it’s in the boxing ring, the boardroom, or jumping from a 24-mile high balloon, there is one fundamental concept that underpins all peak performance:

The mind is at rest when the body is in action.
May you RIP – Rest In Presence.

 

Humour

- The guy who invented the umbrella was going to call it the ‘brella’. But he hesitated.

- Vegans think people who sell meat are gross; but apparently people who sell fruit and veg. are grocer.

- I’ve decided to sell my Hoover ….. well, it was just collecting dust.

- I’ve just been on a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. I’ll tell you what, never again.

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

Mind your own blissness …..

by Sunil Bali. 29-10-2017

The writer Rita Mae Brown said, "The reward for conformity, is that everyone likes you but yourself."

The reality however, is that it often takes great courage to speak your truth in a world which provides constant feedback, wants you to be like everybody else, and makes you doubt your self.

There will always be someone who doubts you …… don’t let that person be you.

 

Humour

I’m not a fan of the new pound coin, but then again, I hate all change.

A duck walks into a bar,

Duck: "Got any bread?"

Barman: "No."

Duck: "Got any bread?"

Barman: "No."

Duck: "Got any bread?"

Barman: "No, and if you ask me again, I’ll nail your beak to the bar."

Duck: "Got any nails?"

Barman: "No."

Duck: "Got any bread?"

 

Live big & love deep.

Sunil

www.sunilbali.com

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