Making Happiness a Way of Life
People seem to have forgotten their natural self, the Happy Self. SUBURB recently organised a Happiness workshop curated & conducted by internationally acclaimed Happiness Coach, Puneet Rathi, co-hosted by Vineeta Jerath, Co-founder & Editor SUBURB.
“There is no path to Happiness: Happiness is the path” – Gautama Buddha
The happiness index of Indians is pretty low on the graph. Everyday challenges, strenuous life, competition & internal conflicts add up to make a complicated whole. As a result, people get entangled in the negativity and seen chasing the butterfly of happiness until the end. The assumption is that happiness is lying somewhere outside of them and is dependent on societal factors. Sadly, so that Happiness is now taught!
The Happiness Programme focused on the journey inwards to reach and acknowledge a state of Happiness within. The participants were awestruck at the simplicity and experimenting techniques shared by the coach. The event, which was far away from the regular workshop, was more experiential than theoretical. “Lectures don’t bring happiness, but experiences do,’’ said Puneet Rathi, Founder, Chief Enabling Officer & Happiness Coach at World is Flat B.V.
Raising happiness quotient
The event attended by highly qualified working professionals, teachers, healers and homemakers was a raving success. People from different walks of life came together and shared their life’s moments and experiences. All the attendees unmasked themselves, leaving behind their ego, complexities and more to share their journey of life.
The workshop entailed using different modules and activities that participants went through and self-analysed their lives- their accomplishments and areas to strengthen. Without hesitation, they came forward to share their challenges and aspirations. There was warmth, understanding, and a sense of belonging amongst everyone who attended the workshop.
“The pursuit of happiness begins with a happy you, and it was reaffirmed and revisited at the Happiness Workshop.’’ Chitra Purnapatre, a Teacher.
‘Happy people radiate warmth and spread good cheer all around.’’ Monica Batra, a teacher.
I found the concept of the Happiness Workshop very intriguing. I learnt that self-realisation is very important for the person, and it helped me understand happiness better. Mita Saha, a professional and a marathon runner.
” The workshop is very impactful, an eye opener for me. So much sharing and learning has given a new dimension to my though process. I enjoyed the interactive sessions – Om Punia, a Corporate Leader.
“Hearing everyone’s stories makes one realise we are not alone in life’s tough moments. Everyone has their battles to fight, and we should not bow down to challenging times.” Maanya Sahni, a College Student.
About the coaches
Founder of the organisation ‘World is Flat’, Puneet Rathi is acclaimed for his exemplary work globally. His organisation is dedicated to helping people, especially youth, develop themselves and society with a positive mindset to build a better world through human connection. He has conducted several high-powered workshops across the US, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, Amsterdam and more.
“Happiness is a natural state of every human. Ideally, there should not be any programme needed to introduce people to their natural state. However, Happiness Programme is to reaffirm that positivity helps transform life from being stressful to happy. The tried and tested tools and techniques, when applied in life, begins the journey of happiness.’’
“It’s all about re-programming the lost frequency and re-arranging at a higher vibration,’’ believes Vineeta Jerath Grover, who co-conducted the workshop. Apart from being a media professional for over two decades Vineeta is a certified NLP practitioner and a Reiki channel.
Happiness is a state of mind, one has to inculcate the feeling of gratitude and practice staying in the present to enjoy life to the fullest.
This event coverage was first published in the print issue of SUBURB January 2020 issue.