Once you slow down and pause you are able to perceive what is needed.
It is a crucial self nurturing daily ritual that needs to be practiced when the deep longing to elevate your consciousness is awakened.
Longing to be awake reveals the deep longing to be free. To fly, free like a bird, free from suffering.
Slowing down is the first step in aligning yourself with the truth. In the classical text of Sri Patanjali, the sage and Godfather of Yoga, this is called self-study or svadhyaya.
It serves you in observing the vibration of the truth nadi. The truth nadi is a subtle channel revealing wisdom teachings from the Source.
Living the truth diminishes your life stress and increases your prana (energy). Gently and slowly.
Life is daily giving us the choice to avoid truth or to sit with the truth.
Even if the truth is uncomfortable.
There will be a moment in your life were you can no longer avoid the truth. The more intense the symptoms of suffering, the deeper the longing to be free from the suffering. Suffering is the fuel to be burnt in the light of wisdom.
The Sanskrit word sattva means truth. It is the highest life path according to the philosophy of Yoga and Ayurveda. Darshan (vision) of truth reveals those things in your life that cause dis-ease.
To be free from suffering, open up the gate to truth.
"The practical means for attaining higher consciousness consists of three components: self-discipline and purification, self-study, and devotion to the Lord."
Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali II,1 as rendered by Mukunda Stiles.
© Chinnamasta Stiles
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