Observed by more than a billion people around the globe, Diwali or Deepavali — derived from the Sanskrit dipavali, meaning “row of lamps” — is an important religious and cultural festival for Hindus as well as Jains, Sikhs and some Buddhists.
There isn’t a single narrative of how Diwali began. Yet, regardless of who’s telling it, the common thread in all Diwali origin stories is hope winning over despair, good prevailing over evil, and most importantly, light dispelling darkness.
You don’t have to celebrate the festival to appreciate the important lessons it brings. And these five will ensure that you’re perfectly poised to embrace the light and goodness of Diwali for yourself, your loved ones and your business this festive season:
Diwali marks renewed hope and a fresh start after a period of trial. In fact, for many who celebrate the festival, the day begins with prayers and the donning of new attire. Utensils, jewellery and household items are also often bought and used, signifying newness.
Have you faced a tough period over the preceding months? If so, Diwali presents an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin afresh. The Festival of Lights might not be a new year, but it nevertheless marks a time of rebirth and resolution.
Declutter and focus
Cleaning one’s house before the festivities and preparing to receive the blessings of Diwali is a tradition for many.
Yet how does one make space for goodness, hope, light and indeed wealth when there are a million other things going on?
So start by Marie Kondo-ing your life and excising bad habits and practices. And if you’re an entrepreneur, this is the time to get clear about your goals, organise processes and focus on the things that’ll move your business forward.
Nurture light and energy
As you declutter your life physically, it’s also vital to ensure you nourish your spirit with light.
Did you know research has found that there’s light within all of us? All plants, animals and people emit biophotons — electromagnetic waves of light — which radiate in different ways and work, like everything else in the body, towards maintaining balance.
Harmonising this inner light every so often is crucial for optimal health and spirituality. So it’s necessary, especially during this most divine of festivals, to nurture this internal energy.
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A time to face challenges and grow
If life has been stagnant and in a state of flux, this is the time to focus on growth. Many businesses experience a surge in profits during the festivities.
Nevertheless, the trick is to guarantee sustainability.
Sustaining growth entails keeping the momentum going, and there are numerous ways you can do this. For entrepreneurs and business owners, for example, on top of maintaining and improving sales focus, try enrolling in a course to up your marketing game or leadership skills.
One of the abiding traditions of Diwali, much like Thanksgiving and Christmas, is getting together with loved ones and sharing laughter and goodwill.
It’s a time of much joy. Yet, we often forget to express gratitude for all we have. Instead, we often fixate on the negative, which affects not only our happiness but also productivity.
If you’re aiming for the best at work and home, then one of the most important lessons from Diwali is always being grateful for what you have and channel that gratitude into impacting others.
Remember, simple gestures like saying thank you and expressing how much your clients, team and uplines mean to you can go a long way.
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