Life Class-Reflection.

“Life Class” is a perfect name is given to the Seven Habits. Seven habits are the habits which help us to improve in our life, our relationship etc. Attending life class was very worthy for me. It helps me to show life with a new sight. Life is very precious which we learn through this life class.

life class was designed very perfectly and executed very well. applying these habits in my life will help me to be a more successful person. The best part of this life class is that I learned to manage my personal as well as professional life.

Finally, I would like to thank all the people of this life class where they shared their different perspective and we learned a lot.

ઘણું શીખો, ઘણું જીવો

આપણાં આજનાં જીવનમાં ઘણી ઓછી એવી ક્ષણો હોય છે કે જેમાં આપણે શાંતિથી બેસીને આપણાં જીવન વિષે વિચારતા હોઈએ છે. ભણવું-ગણવું, લખવું-વાંચવું એ બધું તો બધાએ કરવાનું જ છે, પરંતુ તમે એવું તો શું કરશો કે તમે આ માનવ મહેરામણમાં થોડાં ઘણાં પણ અલગ તણાઈ આવો? આપણી ફાઉન્ટેઇનહેડ સ્કૂલમાં લાઈફ કલાસિસ (Life Classes) જેવી પ્રવૃત્તિઓ યોજીને લોકોના જીવનને ઉકેલવાનાં આ પ્રયાસો માટે હું શાળાનો આભાર માનું છું. હંમેશથી જ જીવનને અલગ રીતે જોવાનાં મારાં નજરિયાને અને એક વિચારકના આ વિચિત્ર એવાં મનને જ્યારે આ પ્રકારનો લાઈફ કલાસિસનો માર્ગદર્શક ટેકો મળે ત્યારે જ ખરી આવડત બહાર આવે છે.

બકા આપણું ખાતું એવું છે ને કે ટાઈમપાસ વળી વાતો કરવાની આવે તો જાજી મજા નાં આવે. એક હદ સુધી એવી વાતો ઠીક છે. આપણને કેવું, કે કાંઈક શીખવા મળે કે સમજવાં મળે અથવા તો એવાં લોકો કે જે થોડાં ઘણાં ઊંડા ઉતરી ગયેલા વિચારક હોય, તો મજા પડી જાય. લાઈફ કલાસિસમાં થતી વાતો, લોકોના આંતરિક મનનાં મંતવ્યો, વૈવિધ્યતાથી ભરેલી વિચારસરણીઓ અને સ્ટીફન કોવેની ચોપડીમાંથી મળતો સાર એટલે એક વિચારકનાં ભૂખ્યા મન માટેનો આદર્શ ખોરાક જ સમજો!

અનુભવની વાત કરું તો આ લાઈફ કલાસિસનાં કારણે જ જીવનમાં કંઈકેટલીય જગ્યાએ, કંઈકેટલીય પરિસ્થિતિઓમાં અને વિવિધ લોકો સાથેની મુલાકાતમાં જયારે એનું લાઈવ (Live) અમલીકરણ કરતો થયો છું. આ જ અનુભવોના કારણે મારી બદલાયેલી વિચારધારા અને જીવનમાં અપરંપરાગત રીતે ફેંકાયેલા પાસાઓનો સામનો કરવો ઘણો ખરો સરળ થયો છે.  જયારે પાછળ જોઈને વિચાર કરું છું કે “હું શું શીખ્યો?” ત્યારે જઈને ભાન પડે છે કે આપણને તો જીવન જીવવાની કળા વિષે ઘણો આછો પાતળો ખ્યાલ હતો.

લાઈફ કલાસિસમાં કુલ મળીને ૭ સારી ટેવોનો પરિચય કરાવવામાં આવ્યો જેનું મહત્વ ચોક્કસપણે જાળવવું જરૂરી છે. કુલ મળીને સાર એવો છે કે તમે જીવો છો એ તો ઠીક છે boss, પરંતુ જીવવાની એક એવી આવડત પણ હોવી જોઈએ કે જેનાથી તમારું અને તમારી આજુબાજુના લોકોનું વ્યક્તિત્વ ખીલી ઉઠે. ભલે એ સમાજ હોય, તમારો ધંધો હોય, લગ્નજીવન હોય કે કંઈ પણ.


ઘણું શીખો.
ઘણું જીવો.

Diving deep in the Happiness ocean

We humans always crave for love and when we come to know that there are six distortions of love, no doubt we will convince our mind to be careful. I learned about the six distortion of love and believe me understanding them deeply gave me the insight to many of our actions and intentions. “Sudarshan Kriya” and “Padmasadhna” are the techniques which help me balance our emotions. We were introduced to the most ancient and famous scriptures of India “yog vashishth”.

Learning about desires which is there in all of us and how if fulfilled makes you unhappy and even if not fulfilled makes you unhappy. Even if its fulfilled or unfulfilled it brings misery.

we don`t look for contentment where it comes from we look where it is not there. We have knowledge about lot of this but we miss out putting it into action, and it`s not so easy. Lastly want to add one thing that spiritual and physical growth plays a important role to keep you happy. Stay happy stay blessed!!!!!!


As the name so is the feeling. Sudarshan kriya has helped me to relax and calm the emotions. While doing Sudarshan kriya and Padma sadhana I feel rejuvenated. It relaxes me from the stress of everyday life. I now live the life as it unfolds in front of me. It has not changed the circumstances but the way I look towards it. I have found that it is the right combination of yoga and spirituality, which I was looking for. It has given me the strength to find creative solutions.


“ Coming together is beginning, keeping together is progress and working together is a success. ”

Henry Ford

Making a connection with the above quote, Life classes @FS has become the most awaited event for me. We began together, we progressed together and now, we together, are at the successful completion of 7 habits life classes. 

Mayur Sir and Khusboo Ma’am were our facilitators and they made these sessions as one of the valuable and cherishable time at school.

Starting with the 7 Habits classes, as a part of Gamma, I had a lot of learning and takeaways. The session began by discussing and taking charge of our actions followed by beginning our plans with the end in the mind.

There was a part with the name DEATH BED activity, I cannot forget that session as it shook me and made me realize that future is unseen, it is unpredictable and we should plan it well, think of all our wishes and dreams we want to achieve and place it in the 4 quadrants.

Life changed from that very moment, my plannings changed, my behavior changed and all these changes were positive. From watching relevant videos to small readings, going out, sharing our problems, seeking solutions, interacting with people from different fields, these all helped us value different perspectives and appreciate each individual. There were times when we actually shared, what we never wanted to, or open up in front of the strangers, maybe with this thought – that who they are and how it will matter to them, but life classes help you to truly absorb its essence.

The book The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People talks about moving from dependence to independence and then to interdependence. The same can be explained through this image.


I did apply a lot of learning from these life classes. My husband is a Stephen Covey preacher and he too kept on talking about all these real-life facts and ways to make life happy, focusing on the circle of concern rather than influence, It has to be a proactive approach and not a reactive one and so on. I honestly ignored all this advice. Life classes, however, had an optimistic approach towards the same, the way we talk with multiple people and share our opinion helped us overcome a lot of problems. That is why I could connect that personal victory has to be achieved in order to attain public victory. As we deal with students, parents and other team members, it is important to understand that we first have to build our roots strong, followed by choosing right route to walk along and that is how we get fruit. It is a fact that recalling any of the habits in a situation where a quick decision has to be made, becomes difficult, but practice makes a man perfect. Unless we apply our learning consciously, it is difficult to achieve the gist of gained understanding. I remember giving a letter to our facilitators, it was written by me and I further added the consent of all participants in the footnote, this was a natural flow of feelings which came from a discussion of EBA ( Come on Mayur Sir, now do not take it as a joke and think that I wanted to make some deposits ….:))). I had a discussion post this session with my son, he too is reading 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teenagers. He shared how we have made deposits and withdrawals from this emotional account. After having a lot of discussions I realized that maybe I am the only one who is not reading this book or rather not applying these learnings as they are effective.

My AHA moment of this life class was the DEATHBED activity as it surely brought a change in my life. I enjoyed playing games, acting, presenting, going to the beach with the team and many more reflection activities. Every session was well planned. The facilitators made sharing so easy that soon we felt as if we all belong to a common group and it is okay to share our feelings there. From giving suggestions to seeking solutions, it was all under one roof. I believe that learning never stops, we learn new skills every moment and from anyone; it is all about application.

Since the learning for me is a good asset and a lot to share, still, If I have to summarise the book and my learning into a quote, then I would choose to say – “ I used to take all outside – in, but I will now bring my all inside – out.”

Thank you, FS for conducting the life classes and choosing inspiring facilitators.

Puja Aggarwal

PYP HRT – Grade 6

Life Classes

“Life classes”…. I always wondered about this classes when I first heard the name. But to my surprise it turned out to be very positive in my life.  

The book 7 Habits of highly effective people by Stephen Covey is very interesting and motivating book itself but, when you do it practically it is totally a different experience. And to me it was a life changing experience with the amazing facilitator. It was based on life’s personal experiences but different perspectives towards it.


What I really learnt from this classes is, it is our life and we have to try making it positive. We have to design and mold our life which makes us happy so that we can spread happiness around.

To conclude with I would like to say that, “Take care of yourself and people around you”.


हैपीनेस का सफर

हैपीनेस का सफर आगे बढ़ा और नए अनुभव मिलने लगे,

ज़िंदगी को कैसे जियें, वो मकसद दिखने लगे |

गुरु की वाणी ने हमें खुद से प्यार करना सिखाया,

स्वयं के साथ बैठ कर, स्वयं की पहचान करना सिखाया,
गर खुद से प्यार नहीं करोगे, तो क्या कोई और तुमको दे पायेगा,
और कोई तुम्हारे लिए क्या करेगा, जो तू अपनी आंतरिक ख़ुशी के लिए कर पायेगा |

दूसरों के नज़रिये से खुद को मत जानो तुम,

अपने सद्गुणों को परखो और निडरता से आगे बढ़ जाओ तुम |

रख गुरु पर भरोसा और कर्म करते जा,

सफलता तुमको मिलेगी, कठिनाइयों से तू लड़ते जा |

सकारात्मक मेरे विचार हुए, सुदर्शन क्रिया करने से,

नयी ऊर्जा मुझमें प्रवाहित हुयी, ॐ का उच्चारण करने से |

इस बात ने मुझे सोचने पर मजबूर किया……………..,

कि क्रोध उस पर करते हैं , जिससे सबसे अधिक प्यार करने का दम हम भरते हैं,

अपेक्षाएं भी उस पर लादी जाती हैं, जिसकी परवाह हम अधिक करते हैं |

अगर इन त्रुटियों से रहना है दूर, तो नित्य तुम ध्यान करो,

रिश्तों का सही अर्थ समझो, अपने जीवन को साकार करो |

Life Class

My journey in “Life Class” was full of learnings. I am thankful to Fountainhead school and my facilitators to helped me assimilate the 7 habits of highly effective people. We know that the negative habits are hard to give up and the good habits are hard to catch up, but the learning-friendly atmosphere of life class helped me to imbibe the 7 habits. This also helped me to discover myself. I tried to apply many of the habits in my routine. The learning has positively affected my personal as well as professional life. My work is way easier now because of habits like Be Proactive, Begin with End in Mind and Put First Things First. I exactly know when to do what because of these habits. Habits like Think Win – Win and Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood have helped me to collaborate and jell up well while working with colleagues. I enjoyed my life classes thoroughly and will cherish the learning throughout life.

Bharat Suhagiya

MYP, Integrated Humanities.

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I am very thankful to school for conducting this kind of Classes from which we can do journey of our own life consciously. I can say that from this journey I learn 7 habits in a way of personal and professional life. Applying these habits will help me in various aspects of life.

The journey of These life class was very interesting and I can say creative also. The facilitators are very creative to designed this life class sessions very practical and interactive. Facilitators used such kind of examples which is already there in contemporary life so that we can easily connect it with our life’s journey.

During this life class I tried to change some things which is there in my life and from that I can make myself more mature and strong. I am trying to work upon some of my paradigms and make myself more positive. I knew that I am sensitive and I am a person who stuck too much with some things and hurt myself most because of that. But I didn’t find that how should I workout to resolve this. From these sessions of 7 habits, now I am working upon it and trying to resolve this things with the more positive energy. And yes, definitely I can say that I learnt “Let it be” from some sessions. And that “ Let it be” helps me a lot to workout with some situations.   

Overall, this life class helps me to know about what is important, what I should do first etc.. in my personal and professional life. This life class helps me to move in my life from dependence to independence, to focus on teamwork (which is there in professional as well as personal life), better Communication, better routines etc..

I am now waiting for the next life classes with the creative facilitators which can introduce me to new things in my life with the new experience.   

Thank you.

  • Lajja Shah


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