With all the current political and social events, many of you are probably asking yourselves, “What will it take for humanity to wake up?” This question is pointless without asking first “What will it take for you to wake up? “
For me, it took incessant suffering, confusion and awareness that the people who were supposed to know about life actually had no idea about it. I then realized that there were people in the world who had discovered how to end their suffering permanently although they were few and you had to look for them. They achieved lasting happiness not through self-judgment but through self-realization of the truth. This never changing truth is called absolute truth.
Our mundane relative truths – the truth according to someone else that has differing perspectives and experiences – are as insignificant as a speck of dust when compared to this absolute truth aka Reality. For example, I may say that practicing the physical form of yoga is the best form of exercise for the body, but someone else may disagree and say that it’s not. Who would be right? Neither and both. It depends on the person and the circumstance – hence it’s relative. Beyond this perceived and limiting truth lies a reality that is unchangeable and cannot be altered by your or anyone’s opinions. In fact, our relative opinions don’t matter in this bigger picture of reality.
Even if you are completely unaware of these absolute truths around you, know that your life is affected by them every day. So wouldn’t you want to learn what these absolute truths are that you live by unconsciously to help you rise above your relative truths? If you say yes, then you’re looking for freedom. If you say no, then you may either need more clarification to understand the question or you are willing to stay in your relative state of suffering – no matter how small or big.
Personally, my curiosity is much more powerful than my desire for merely existing in this life and being complacent. This curiosity and seeking has led me to the present. Self-reflection and self-discovery has brought me to a place within myself that is hard to share with words.
How much of a seeker are you? What are you willing to do to discover these truths within yourself?
Here are some valuable lessons I have learned through my years of practicing and teaching:
- Place yourself in a conducive environment to learn with positive support of your process.
- Research the optimal literature to help you on your way and commit to just a few books with similar terminology in order to not confuse yourself.
- Seek out a teacher who empowers you to make your own decisions and who makes logical sense of the teachings. This will also help you develop a sense of humility and reverence for your teacher, which is essential for your own spiritual growth.
- Assimilate the knowledge and make it your own.
- Commit 100% to your path and its process. There will be distractions, tests and temptations to veer you away from the path so you must keep with it best you can.
If you’re reading this and are intrigued as to where to start or even how to continue because you’ve been a bit stuck in a plateau of sorts, then you are ready for an empowering weekend that will probably give you a healthy kick in the butt. The Rina Yoga weekend immersion will help steer you in the right direction for yourself and get you on track.
Regardless of your physical, financial or situational position, we will find a way to make it possible for you to come! Reach out and start a conversation with me. You never know what’s waiting for you until you seek it out. 🙂