Love what you do!

Check it out: when you love what you do you, you are more successful since you enjoy the activity and have a very good chance to experience flow.

What if I hate washing the dishes? (This was me). I hated washing the dishes. As a child it was my ob to dry the dishes day by day. My mind told me: those dishes will have to be washed over and over again. Stupid activity, no reimbursement for washing the dishes except, clean dishes until the next meal.

Then I visited India for the second time in 2007. I was going to visit a Children’s foster home ( for a few days and decided spontaneously to stay 5 weeks with former street children. There, in Vijavawada, 350 miles east of Hyderabad I met my Guru Swami Bhakti Chaitanya. He taught me about the Yogic way of life, philosophy, food, exercise during my stay. Ever since he became my online-coach via email. He is always there when I need him – a very special gift.

In the Ashram I was the only white person. I stayed with the street kids and left for the Ashram 5AM for meditation, yoga exersice,”satvic” breakfast and then: “Karma Yoga”. Everybody chose some activity without receiving any personal benefit – some would go in the fields, some in the kitchen, since I couldn’t sit so long on the hard floor, I chose to sweep the Yoga Room every day with a short besom. Wind was blowing through the huge room, no windows, only grates to keep the monkeys out. Frustration coming up, since it seemed to be pointless. Then, a Hindu woman came to show me how to proceed:

“Go slowly, very slowly. Concentrate on each movement, stroke by stroke, line by line, no matter what, wind or no wind. Think and say to yourself: I clean my heart and I clean my mind.”

Believe it or not, I did change my attitude in many things after this experience. I learned not to brood over things, I just do it. This for me is the key to actually enjoy what I do, I experience Flow, positive energy and things just happen fluently without working hard, just surrendering.

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