Tuesday, 5 May 2015
DROP YOUR LOAD, the road to enlightenment.
I am still working with this idea of that some yogis doubt their ability to find enlightenment.
I thought about what enlightenment means and considered my answer to be "feeling lighter".
Therefore all we have to do is let go of the load. And there lies the problem. Many western yoga practices are purely physical and people focus on drinking the green drinks and repeating namaste without any guidance or encouragement to look inside ourselves.
What to do? Easy, stop and watch yourself, every action, every thought, read Patanjali and start with the Yamas and Niyamas. Guides to living well. Remember this on journey it is not about the clothes a that we wear but the actions that we take.
Tension is a heavy weight, we feel it in our body, often it's painful. Tension in our head is like an itch that you can't scratch, creating internal aggravation but it is also a heavy weight that we are carrying.
It's easy to say let it go, but it's a start, breathe and be easy with yourself, practice gratitude for the small things in life, take time to watch the clouds pass by and perhaps when one stops trying so hard to find enlightenment one finds that your are enlightened.