Have you ever felt that even though you have achieved considerably in this life, there is always an urge within which says that “something is not yet fulfilled therefore search”. Even after some great achievements, the contentment only stays for a few days. The urge to search comes back again.
I believe this is a common feeling among everyone since all of us want to embark on something new and exciting to fulfill this urge. Analyzing this, I feel that we have it because we have yet to find our true-self and our natural state. And this would be a state where our entire existence, the physical, mental, and emotional realms are in complete union. This means that they are centered within the self.
In today’s world, we often function only in the physical, mental and emotional level and occasionally but often unconsciously we touch base with the self. At that moment we feel bliss and often wonder what is it because we have never known the self. We think it is due to some material achievements and continue to function back in the physical,mental and emotional level in the hope of living the bliss again. This goes on and on due to our ignorance.
If we were to take time and introspect, we will discover that bliss is our natural state and the physical, mental and emotional realms are tools for us to operate within this world. When this is realized, we will start to anchor on our true-self(bliss). Being centered with the self, we will have a unified body, mind and emotion.
However, often the journey is the other way round. The modern living today has brought us far away from realizing the truth, therefore we will have to work backwards by systematically uniting our body, mind and emotions in order to be centered with the self. The tool which has no substitute for this process is what we call YOGA. Yoga is not just about the postures, it is the complete process of streamlining the physical, emotional and mental realms for us to realize and remain within our true self. Many of us have the misconception that Yoga is only about physical fitness and flexibility. Therefore, on the next post I will write on what I understand about yoga. Hopefully it will help everyone to research more about the real meaning of yoga.