How MIMO came to my LIFE?
In the late 1980’s there was a blockbuster movie by the name of Dayavan. After watching this movie almost everyone in my neighborhood began to tag me with the name Dayavan. At that point of time, I was wondering why everyone is calling me Dayavan, In those days the only way we could watch newly released movies was in the theatre. Somehow I managed to convince my mother to take me for this movie, while I was watching this movie, I came across a scene in the movie in which I saw there was a boy of similar age going to everyone in the neighborhood to convey a message about his fathers departure, With folded hands in Hindi he was saying Namaste Mera Baba Maar Gaya which in English means My father is no more, Since my father had passed away, I felt this is the reason I am being tagged with the name Dayavan, I was hurt, I had tears rolling down from my eyes. From that day onwards, I began to isolate myself from other children in the neighborhood. In fact when the time came in my life to take admission in college, I picked the college which was almost 20 KMS away from my home as no one else from my neighborhood went that far in those days.
Years later I came across an amazing Bengali Poetry written by Shri. Bhaktivinode Thakur who was working as a Magistrate during Colonial India under the British Rule. In this poetry out of humility the author writes Para-sukhe duhkhi, sada mithya-bhasi, Para-duhkha sukha-karo which in English means I become very happy when I see others suffering and I feel sad when I see others being joyful. I felt this is so true, especially in the corporate world if our colleagues get promoted we feel sad, if our colleagues get less than what we get we feel joyful, we feel we are better than them. There is also a famous ad titled Neighbor’s Envy Owners Pride in which they show how people buy television to make their neighbors envious. If we dive deeper in to this we will come to conclusion that as human beings we need to be more mindful, we need to be more sensitive to the needs of others. There is a saying charity begins at home similarly mindfulness should begin from home so one can be mindful in the outside world.
When I reflected on my personal and professional experiences, I felt MIMO is much needed in current times, By embracing the concept of MIMO (Mindful Inside, Mindful Outside) I am confident people will be able to achieve full potential both in their personal as well as professional life.