It was Mark Twain that once said “Work like you don’t need the money”, but what did Twain know? He achieved a great degree of fame in his lifetime and beyond, he probably never needed money. Us mortals, we need to follow the money trail to chase our materialistic and consumerist dreams. Some of us sell our souls for this (like the Pakistani Cricket spot-fixing scandal) and some of us merely find our spirit being sapped away gradually. I am firmly in the latter camp.
Imagine my surprise and delight then to find that Rikhav Infotech had launched its own meditation room for the benefit of its employees. The benefits of meditation have been well documented by experts the world over and I don’t think I need to get into the nitty gritty of it all (not that I’m qualified to). For a few days prior to its opening, my colleagues and I speculated what the room with mood lighting (yes, it’s got a nice, funky, soothing glow to it) was meant for. The mystery was solved a few days later when our CEO Ritesh Sarvaiya held an impromptu meeting and announced that said room was meant to be a meditation area.
Obviously, some of us didn’t know the first thing about meditation and before we could even air any doubts a troop of Brahma Kumaris, led by their Head of Media Relations Nikunj Bhaiji, were ushered in to show us the ropes. A quick introduction into the world of meditation later, I took the dive and visited the room. Instantly I was taken in by the utter silence of it all and the piped music playing softly, allowing it all to take me in. Within what felt like a few minutes (and what was closer to 20 minutes) I emerged from my self-imposed sanyas a happier man for the experience. Meditation really is food for the soul.