Experience the power within ourselves June 14, 2011

YogaThe first step for anyone on a spiritual journey of any kind is to realize: who am I? Am I really just this incredibly sophisticated body of flesh, bone, water, atoms and molecules? And again: what is consciousness? My consciousness?

Another helpful principle is to realize I am not just conscious and aware but by nature I am powerful, positive and virtuous by nature, even if not in action, ie everyone has good intention although they don’t necessary realize how to manifest good intention into action.

In Hindi, there are some wise words which all rhyme, which help illustrate this point: as is my smritti (awareness), so will be my stitti (stage), so will be my vritti (attitude), so will be my drishti (vision), so will be my kritti (actions), and so will be my srishti (world).

All things created in this world were created on the basis of thought, and thoughts are based on beliefs and values, and values and beliefs are based on self-awareness.

If we don’t realize we are spiritual in nature then our outlook or point of view will cause us to overlook the solution that is in plain view. In fact, if we understand the relationship between creator and creation, the creator being the seed and the creation being the fruit (result).

The creator always has to be more powerful than the creation, because the creator has to infuse his/her power into creating the creation. This applies to our flaws as well. Whatever is in the seed will always be in the fruit.

This tells us that merged in all our problems is the solution. We only have to learn to see the problem correctly. Most of us, however, get overwhelmed seeing the problem, or confused, and thus lose stability. Stability is essential in order to be detached enough and patient enough to find a solution.

Understanding the self and the spiritual laws that govern action can be a very empowering and positive way to finding solutions to any problem.

Remember, Your mind does matter.

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