As an Art of Living teacher I have experienced how Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar touches the core of every heart, even of those who are hard-core skeptics.
One time, I was giving an Art of Living program to a group of sheikhas in Bahrain. Sheikhas are Arab ladies from the royal families. One of them had come to the course with a cynical mind and kept shooting not so pertinent questions on the first day of the course. I told her to ‘hold’ her questions till the end of the course and if they still bothered her, I would answer. She agreed, not completely convinced but underwent the Art of Living course with utmost earnestness.
On the 6th day, the last day of the Art of Living Course, we had a gift exchange process. Everyone was exuberant and totally blissed out. Our sheikha was all smiles!
Towards the end of the course, we had an experience sharing session. When the sheikha came to share hers, she was a completely transformed person. She held her gift so lovingly in her hand and said, “I was skeptical about this course in the beginning. But today I feel very relaxed and happy like never before. When the gift exchange process began, I prayed to Sri Sri, “please let me get a picture of yours as gift. I want to carry you with me. And see what I got.” She held it up for everyone to see. It was indeed Sri Sri’s photo!
She kept writing emails of gratitude to me for quite a while saying ‘you changed my life for better’. But we know who changes everybody’s life. Don’t we!
Faculty – Art of Living