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An inspirational note from my diary-
~Life will give you trail of tragic moments, find reasons to rejoice~
All those moments I have spent in darkness and felt very down in mouth, are not worth counted now. What I try to muse over, is to be happy, reminisce good times and spread only joyousness everywhere.
This is a hard truth that nothing comes easy in life. It is filled with ups and downs. You might gotta see a lot of tragic moments, but, does that mean life is finished? Ahhh no, of course not!
No matter how huge is the problem, it always comes with an end. It has to have the end. I know it is easier said than done and very difficult to convince yourself to follow but this is a fact.
The only thing I realized in last few days is, life is a lie and death is the only certain truth you should have fear about. I know many of you would not believe and might strongly disagree. But I have seen it with my open eyes and felt it closely by my heart. Nobody wants your body to stay after your death. People will bury it, will take part in funeral and might obsolete in some time or years. Even your close ones can't abide and resist to have a cadaver near them. This is for probably two reasons. First, your soul is to get freedom and move to a new life. Second, perhaps body will decompose and nobody can bear that smell of dead body around. This is nature and something you have no control on. Even if you want you can't keep your loved ones near you after they are gone to heaven. I am not denying the fact that if your body runs smoothly, life will be easier to live it.
Speaking of which, don't give love too much to this mere body but love your life more fearlessly including fear of death.
No matter how hard is the life with you , be always good with your own life and find reasons to rejoice!
May 23, 2017
An attempt to fathom the ocean : This is how I have applied facilitation skills to train my 10 months old puppy, Sophie.
|My dear Sophie|
In past few years, I have learned few techniques of facilitation which i applied on people and humans i.e. termed as stakeholders. These days, I am putting my facilitation skills to train my 10 months old puppy, named 'Sophie' (Labrador retriever). She is one of intelligent breeds.
After giving her only 10 days of training, she now responds when I ask questions with limited words and I prefer to use one language so that she doesn't get confused. She now involves and participates in all activities with me. She understands few commands which she was completely aloof prior to training i.e. Sit, get up, behave, down, yes, no, go, come, fetch etc.
I have her personal training charter where I make notes whenever she wants me to understand her unfleshed behavior. I then involve myself to research, to know what her unsaid queries are; only by understanding her posters which is nothing but sometimes her dysfunctional actions.
I underline my thoughts before I start giving her training since she still has a puppy head. After looking around at several well mannered 6 months old puppies, I have started engaging myself more with her. She used to jump on people a lot and now she is my well behaved little pup who sometimes gets delirious with joy. Now, we are one happy team. I never knew it was so simple even to apply on my pet.
After spending 100s of dollars on dog trainers, I brought myself on board to understand the problem first. She was not learning something advanced when out with trainers once a week. Then, I deviated her to understand the purpose of training by assigning her a daily time schedule. After personally giving her few regular days training she now comes to me on her own when she is ready to go out for a walk.
Isn't it amazing. My 10 months old puppy now shows me one happy face after I engaged myself with her little more to sort out the problem. Two things I could do, either I always keep her indoors and inside the crate or I give her freedom to choose to walk anywhere at home by her own choice. I gave her the choice to walk and talk freely. And, being free she considers herself empowered to make her own choice and decisions. Now she has my full focus as both guardian and a guide. She understands the role very clearly and reacts in the same way.
Yes, this was facilitation which I applied on my pet and it worked.
Summary of what I did-
- Understand the problem well.
- Deliver the purpose of doing facilitation.
- Use vague language
- Comprehend the power of questioning right
- Be always on time and maintain the time schedule
- Work as a team
- Inform clearly
- Be clear of your role
- Make charters and notes
- Manage dysfunctional behavior
- Give focus
- Let others feel empowered
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