Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Day Earlier!

Every year,
Promptly it is here!
Mostly unnoticed,
Cos it’s the day earlier!

Every year,
It brings a lot of cheer!
Mostly neglected,
Cos it’s the day earlier!

Every year,
It reminds
the excitement and the happiness the world showers!
Mostly a no-day,
Cos it the day before your birthday!

Since the ages that I can remember, the excitement starts actually a day earlier!

However mostly unnoticed, neglected and a no-day, the next day which is the birthday takes the cake away.

The funny part is that many a times the day earlier is more exciting than the day after. 

Because on the Birthday you are soo busy with saying “Thank You’s”, taking calls, responding to messages, cake-cutting, songs and a party maybe … in short  generally having a so-called  good time with “others” that one tends to forget oneself.

I am not saying that one needs to sit in meditation or deep reflection and connect with the self on their birthdays (but then, why not?).

I am saying that how does one get in touch with one’s own feelings on this special day when there is soo much ‘noise’ outside!

The day earlier, the excitement (the feeling!)  is amazing and it gives an amazing sense of living, cos not only you but others too are trying soo hard either not to reveal that tomorrow is your birthday or trying hard to remember that they have to wish you without fail next day.

Soo today, I wish to celebrate the Day Earlier, the last day before the age-clock moves forward never to come back ever again, after.

Post-Script Thought: By the way, probably isn’t a mother & yes! father too, also soo excited before your “grand entry” to this world.

                Happy Pre-Birthday to ME!!!

Sunday, March 2, 2014

And then the Magic starts...

Process v/s. Content

When a Trainer /Facilitator looks at an assignment and starts designing the process, content starts moving in. Soo much are we Trainers used to taking content to the floor that to refrain from sharing (telling!) content is next to impossible.

Thought criss-crossing are:
Why are we then there?
Aren't we supposed to give our gyan (amen!)?
And what are we being paid for?

Traditionally learning environment is so much tell oriented (surely in India) that keeping quiet on content is a task by itself.

Process facilitation requires a much higher awareness of the facilitator because he/she has really nothing much to share.

Believing that the group/s is/are capable of building their own content is another aspect that most of us Trainers don't believe into. 

It takes time.... design the process, lead the process, clarify the tools, bring the group on track, prod them if required, however keep the content to yourself.

And then the Magic starts.... 
but then do we as fossil Trainers have soo much patience!