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A little step …may be the beginning of a great journey.
Indeed little did we realise that these sessions would transform us so much.
Our journey like all the others definitely had started from “Why life classes?” and we were just happy with the fact that we will be together but trust me having this journey together was the best thing that has happened to us.
Nothing is constant in this world, things change, people change ,time changes and so have we but in a better way and the credit definitely goes to our life classes journey.
We started our journey from the station of “The 7 habits”. It definitely has made our life easier. We have become better as a person. We learnt more about the art of listening.We had great paradigms shift in these sessions.We also learnt how to build an EBA and the most important thing that we learnt and have implemented in our lives be it professional or personal is “Clarifying Expectations”. Clarifying expectations remove the excess baggage that we always carry, it makes life simple and easy. It also gave us an enlightenment that a proper balance in all aspects of life is essential.Oh yes and how can we not mention those 4 quadrants which definitely made life super awesome especially professionally.
Then our second station was “Love”. The sessions were just more than what we had thought. Earlier the focus was on self, now it had shifted to the people around us. Here we gained in depth knowledge about- pain, suffering, discipline,what is love, what is not love, myths about love,marriage , key principles of marriage,family and parenting. And trust me this particular year was an eye-opener as it cleared away all the myths we had. We definitely became more mature after completing the love classes.
Our last station was- “The Integrity”. Like finally we were here, few passengers had already reached their destination, few joined in here. “The more the merrier” was apt for the integrity batch of 2016-17. It was all about introspecting oneself and sharing. Yes, sharing!!! I know it seems like that we have been doing since last 2 years but trust us Integrity is all different.Sharing was an integral component of these sessions with healthy participation from each and every member. Even the silent personalities of the group spoke that served as an icing on the cake.
Our visits to places like “Civil Hospital” and “Old Age Home” made us realize that we are blessed. We could see the irony of life in these places.Different people, different stories, different perspectives,happy faces, gloomy faces, hopes, disappointments and so on.
But we were glad that though for a while we could contribute to their lives.Just few random act of kindness gives such tranquility not only to the receiver but also to the doer.
Spreading happiness actually costs nothing!!!
Finally, our journey as the passengers of the Life Classes has come to an end. Though our journey and visiting these stations of the life classes have been relishing and beneficial for us.And we would like to thank all our facilitators and friends who have made wonderful contributions in our transformations.
“It’s good to have an end to a journey toward;but it’s the journey that matters, in the end.”-Ernest Hemingway.
Today when I analyse myself I am a very different person from what I was before joining Fountainhead. I realized that Listening plays very important role in one’s life. My journey started from 7 habit classes where I learned management skills and how smoothly I can lead my life by following few principles. It has helped me to grow professionally and personally.
Entering into Love class had changed my many paradigms, made me more patient, better listener and empathetic towards people and their situations. It made me more strong to take better decisions in my life and giving me chance to take initiative for my own life. Being in love class helped me to analyze the legitimate and illegitimate pain.
When my journey entered into integrity class,it was the most toughest journey of my life. The 2 years learning and implementing was now on check with our own self that how much we are following and that was something Integrity. The batch got mixed, initially I was not able to adjust with the batch mates as from past 2 years I was in my comfort zone of sharing my things with only my 2 year of batch mates. But this mixing of batches made me more open minded towards the people and my trust increased . It was wonderful experience to get a platform where we can share our thoughts , pains and we all followed our essential agreements and the sharing always remained within the group.
The journey of 3 years had tremendously changed my life and my thoughts. I am thankful to all my facilitators, co-facilitators and all my batch friends.
The journey started 3 years ago, with the same batch mates. It was really a great learning which has helped me to grow both professionally and personally a lot.
Sharing with the trustworthy person or a group always helps you and make you fell better. Be honest to your self and love your self. We are responsible for our own life and we are the only one who can make it better. Making informed choices letting go Illegitimate pains and move on to way of happiness is all we have learn during our journey.
I would like to say thank you to FS for conducting such classes for the entire school community.
Last but not the least I would like to say a Big thank you to ZSM, Chinki Ma’am, Aymaan Ma’am, Evelyn Ma’am, Ruby Ma’am and Preeti Ma’am for listing all of us and motivate us to introspect which has helped us to solve our problems.
Support staff (सपोर्ट स्टाफ़) के साथ हमनें शुरू किया एक सफ़र, इस नये सफ़र पर हम चल पड़े थे | एक झिझक थी मन में ,कैसे शुरू करें ? कहाँ से शुरू करें ? एक कशमकश चल रही थी मन में | धीरे-धीरे आगे बढ़ते गए एक दूसरों को जाना पहचाना कुछ ख़ुशी के तो कुछ गम के पल बाँटे | इससे पता चला, हर कोई हर किसी की ज़िन्दगी के अनुभवों से सीख ले कर अपने जीवन में आगे बढ़ सकता है |
जब हमनें अपने अनुभव बाँटना शुरू किया तो हमारे सपोर्ट स्टाफ के भाइयों और बहनों ने अपनी समस्याएँ बताई और उसे हल करने का रास्ता ढूँढ निकाला | इस ‘लव क्लास’ (Love class) से हमने भी काफ़ी कुछ सीखा – कहते है सिखाने से पहले सीखना आवश्यक है और सीखना ही बहते जीवन का सार है |
Sita Suwalka & Kunjan Gandhi
Reflection of Support staff (25/4/2017)
Unbelievable change through Life class
This year in life class I have learned so many thing.First of all I have never heard about 7 habits, what is the use of it,How to apply it on your life.
I am really thankful to Fountainhead school who is organized such types of workshop and of course to my both facilitators Nisha Jain and Bhumika Manglani as they make me understand what is life, and what is important in my life:
Glimpse of Life class
- What is the method to lead our life
- We should understand and respect others perspectives
- Know our responsibilities and prioritize it.
- Art of listening
- Clarifying expectation
- Spend time with me and with beloved
- Two heads are better than one
- Win-Win, Win-Lose,Lose-Win
- Private victory and public victory
- Adding into emotional bank
- My favourite session was write thanking letter to whom you love
At last Life class has taught me the value of life and myself.
we know everything but we never try to apply, but while attending the life class I realize many things which are very important in life to follow and understand.
we must spend our time on things that are important and not just the ones that are urgent. To do this, and to minimize the stress of having too many tight deadlines, we need to understand this distinction:
-Important activities have an outcome that leads to us achieving our goals, whether these are professional or personal.
-Urgent activities demand immediate attention, and are usually associated with achieving someone else’s goals. They are often the ones we concentrate on and they demand attention because the consequences of not dealing with them are immediate.
Yes, we all are sailing in the same boat. This is what I realized in this class.
The experience was interesting, heart-warming and enriching.
This day I wow myself, I love truly and deeply in my thoughts, my actions, the choices I made. I make the experiences each moment, I am conscious, I make decisions.
During Love class each topic like: Problems and pain, Responsibility, Dedication to Reality, The Myth of Romantic Love, More about Ego boundaries, Dependency and it’s endless, I revisited all my journey of life through the glass of Love classes and deeply introspects in my life. I really revisits and keep checking myself that am I allign with the things which I learn? and in every introspect I came to know something new and updated myself with the same. Learning is not something which just can be learn but it should be the application and check our understanding with the previous knowledge. When I was going through the process of each topic I can very well connect it with my life and able to understand each phases through I pass and prepare for the phase which is going to be come. I am really thankful to our school to give me such an opportunity to live, to feel free and to get chance to introspect in my own life. We are doing so many things in our life but we don’t have time to look behind and to think about the future but I get that chance over here for the same.
Thank you so much my facilitators Ravindra Agrawal & Shehla shaikh
One thing I learnt from this integrity class is that sharing in these classes helped us to realize and understand that we are much better off than others. I have implemented the learnings of these classes in my both professional and personal life.Now, I gain positive attitudes inside me and also learnt to deal with stressful problem.
I was happy being a part of Integrity classes with great facilitators.
Thanks everybody .