Personality development

by Michelle Fortes

​*Someone asked Sri Ravi Shankar how to develop our personality ?*

*Sri Ravi Sankar :* You have to spend five days to have these five experiences to really blossom your personality in life.

*You have to play SINCERELY these five roles:*

*1.* The first role which I would recommend to you is to be a *School Teacher.* Being a nursery or primary school teacher, even for one day, *you will see how you have to increase your patience.*

*2.* Be a *Gardener* or spend a day with a Farmer. *You will value food and you will not waste food. You know, what we do?*

*3.* You should spend a day in the *Mental Hospital* Whatever people talk in the mental hospital, you don’t mind. If they scold you, if they blame you, if they curse you, will you mind? You don’t mind because you are aware that this person is mentally sick. You know that many people are outside the hospital, but that does not mean they are mentally well. *So, in life, you come across people who blame you for nothing, who are jealous or angry, who say things that make no sense. Then, you know, you will have the patience to deal with them with a smile.*

*4.* One day you must go to a *Prison*.May be it is shocking to you. You don’t have to do a wrong thing to go to a prison. Just go visit a prison, spend a little time with the prisoners. You will understand

*What compassion is.*

*What helplessness is.*

*Those people did a mistake without awareness. So you will know how you must have a say on your emotions.*

*5.* There are terminally ill people in the *Hospital* one day be with them, and you will realize how precious life is and 

*You will start valuing health. You will eat better, you will exercise. You will do all that is needed to be more vibrant in your life.*

*I guess from these 5 days you will become more vibrant, more alive, more loving, more compassionate and more active.*

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