If Livelihood is for Life, then What is Life for?
Dr Raj S. Amonkar, Sh. Deepak H Pagare, Sh. Deepak P. Chodankar
Two decades into the 21st century, humanity is staring at what Harvard Biologist E.O. Wilson famously said that, “We are living in an age that is drowning in information, while starving for wisdom.” In other words, despite the progress in knowledge & technology, humanity is hurtling in a precarious direction. Bertrand Russel, decades ago, had expressed this concern in “Impact of Science on Society” that unless the increase in knowledge is matched by an increase in wisdom, then the increase in knowledge can only lead to an increase in sorrow.
While having the most advanced science and computer laboratories, so many people find that feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and disharmony are adversely impacting daily quality of life. Just focusing on academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, increasing productivity, and achieving the next level of success do not satisfy the yearning for contentment and harmony in human life. The restlessness of not being enough (unworthiness) and lack of clarity on what matters most, gives rise to that emptiness of being disconnected from yourself and the world around you.
Many of us can relate to feeling this way at some point in our lives. It is through silent observation of our incessant mental chatter and insatiable consumption, we understand that we have unexplored power to be aware of our cravings, aversions and ìllusions, to accept self-responsibility in order to focus on controllable factors, and then, take corrective action to transform illbeing into wellbeing and disorder into order.
Let’s start with a simple definition of Wisdom. Wisdom means the expertise in the conduct and meaning of life that facilitates wellbeing of self and others through elimination of non-essentials.
Many of us feel that we can achieve mental fitness, wellbeing, and fulfilment through money, titles, or fame. We believe that external success through having a great career, building a startup, finding an ideal partner, or traveling the world will lead us to clarity, joy and contentment. We search all over for that peaceful sense of fulfilment, but we struggle to find it, because we fail to realize that it’s not outside ourselves but within us. We all face obstacles to going deeper within our reality to take corrective action for minimizing mental chatter, fears, and illusions that sabotage our wellbeing.
WisdomLab can solve life’s most difficult problems which science and computer labs could not. This challenge has been expressed in UN’s Inner Development Goals (IDG) project (2021) as well as in India’s New Education Policy 2020. Decision makers are looking for a credible and effective solution.
WisdomLab enables you to experience the world within (cognitive, emotional, and ethical reality) through a contemplative process of nurturing Self-leadership. For example: One can only give what one has within. This means that if you want to offer clarity, kindness, and courage, then you will first need to cultivate it within yourself.
Once we understand the very concept of nurturing inner treasures, we can finally take the right steps to living and contributing to make a difference. We can finally start seeking approval from the only person committed to the wellbeing of self and others: ourselves.
You wonder, when will the accomplishment of your goals make your life feel complete? When will you experience the warmth of true happiness instead of the uncomfortable sensitivity or reactions to the people and world around you? When will you stop living to prove yourself to others?
The primary mission of WisdomLab movement is to awaken and inspire decision-makers in Academia, Industry, Government, Media, and Civil Society to facilitate individual excellence (qualities of the scientist and sage) and team synergy (common Purpose, Principles, and Priorities) for sustaining best version of humanity.
WisdomLab is an ecosystem to nurture the best qualities of a Scientist (Inquisitiveness, testing, continuous learning & improvement) and the Sage (Courage, Clarity, Kindness, Sustainable contribution for wellbeing of self & others) within every learner in alignment with purpose of education.
In one of its several firsts, WisdomLab has pioneered “Circle of Self-Leadership”… an evidence-based transformation process that enables you to
This Circle of Self-Leadership, though not as difficult as it may appear at the first glance, will indeed propel you into closer orbits of self-reliance and self renewal in much shorter time through precise assessment and disciplined adherence to the guidelines below.