Sadhguru – Can Stress and pain be useful for you?

Sadhguru – Can Stress and pain be useful for you?


I think pain leads to prosperity
and in life if you have goals, they have a price tag that includes (Sadhguru Laughs)
pain, hard work, resilience. And when is…when this is the case then
why do a lot of people shy away from stress? Because I, from on an… on an individual
level, up until I am alive I want to achieve goals and it will come with a lot of stress and
pain. And then I can rest when I’m below because I will spend more time in the grave
than I will outside the grave. Do you think this is the right mentality or
what is your comments on this approach? Sadhguru: No. This is a sure way
to mess yourself up (Laughter). This is a… This is a serious mistake a whole
generations of people have done, that if you study, how should you study? Hard! You must study hard. If you work, how should you work? You must work hard. Why didn’t they tell you, you must study joyfully. Why didn’t they tell you you must work lovingly? No. You must do everything hard. And then you complain. You complain about everything in life
because you’re doing everything hard. There is substantial medical and
scientific evidence to show you. Only when you’re in pleasant states of experience
does your body and your brain work at their best. Is that important for you to perform any activity
in life well, that your body and your brains are working well? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Is it important? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Tell me if you are stressed and
anxious, does your body and brains work at their best? Participants: No. Interviewer 1: Our body can get immune to
it and that is how you know, like in the gym when I stress my muscle it grows when it breaks. So like that we can also get ourselves immune. Sadhguru: No, even if you joyfully run, climb
a mountain, play a game, still muscle will get well. Hello (Laughter)? Interviewer (Bilal): So under stress it would
get better. It would break and then it will build better
together. Sadhguru: No, no, no, no. See, stress means you’re always finding more and more
exotic words for this. Somebody says stress, somebody says tension,
somebody says anxiety and goes further. All right? There’re many, many names. There’re some seventy-two, seventy-four
different kinds of mental ailments so today that they’ve identified, lots of exotic names. Essentially it’s just this, your intelligence has turned against you. Once your intelligence has turned against
you, no power in the universe can save you. That’s
all. If your intelligence was working for you, would you keep this (Referring to Oneself)
blissfulness or stressful, please tell me. You make your choice, I’m going to bless you
right now (Laughter). If your intelligence was functioning for you,
what is your choice for yourself, blissfulness or
stressfulness? Participants: Blissfulness. Sadhguru: What you want for your neighbor
maybe debatable (Laughter). You know we’re neighbors elsewhere (Laughter). Interviewer (Bilal): Okay (Laughter/Applause).