Being Actively Calm and Calmly Active
May 22, 2012
Swami Smaranananda Giri, General Secretary, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India, recently spoke at TEDx IIM Ranchi. In this talk, Swamiji explores the principle of maintaining inner peace and being actively calm while also calmly active.
TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Devoted to disseminating "ideas worth spreading," TED is a nonprofit organization that gathers the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, challenging them to give the talk of their lives in eighteen minutes or less. Similar to TED Talks, TEDx events spark deep discussion and connection but in local, smaller, and more intimate groups.
In his TEDx talk, Swami Smaranananda Giri explains that by practicing yoga meditation we are not assured to be free from troubles and problems in this life. However, the anxieties and fears that arise out of these troubles and problems can be conquered. By practicing yoga meditation we can realize our divinity, our higher self, and perceive our true potential. Thus by changing within we can function from a foundation of inner joy, so no matter what is happening around us or to us we are calmly active and actively calm.