Connecting ourselves to the world gets easier by the day. Facebook, Whatsapp Groups and Snapchat have really changed the way we interact on a daily basis.
Yet in this world of so many connections, we have lost our connection with the real deal, our real self. We constantly feel as though we are conflicted, with our emotions, our decisions and possibly even with the different roles we have to engage in. The lack of harmony in our fragmented being can be resolved through yoga.
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Can we actually be limitless? Limitless in our strength, in our wisdom, in our talent or in our love. We have everything in abundance, yet we fear there won't be enough. Swamini Supriyananda shares all these notions and divisions we often create in our mind, and advises us to drop these boundaries by just being like the ocean.
Change is an inevitable factor in life, however sometimes there are just a few things that we never want to change. Albeit our relationships or a beautifully scenic moment - the problem exists in the resistance and not the actual change. To move away from this resistance, Swamini Supriyananda, through the use of an anecdote, suggests a great technique by shifting our perspective.
"To forgive, is to let go of what was; and allow ourselves to be here and experience what is." Swamini Supriyananda explains that as we forgive the other person, we are not doing it for them; but rather for ourselves, as we are then able to let ourselves free from the prison of the past. With great clarity, she deconstructs the reasons for how significant forgiveness is through the example of the greatest of all givers and forgivers: Mother Earth.
Endurance sprouts out of two places, either love or inspiration. Sometimes, when we lack that inspiration to endure, we just have to see the way beautiful planet we are living in endures all the harmful effects of globalisation, yet still continuously provides and shelters. Swamini Supriyananda elaborately reflects on the forbearing nature of the Earth, and how we too, should not let anything bring us down and continue on our journey forever inspired.
We often forget to pause and think about this tiny planet Earth, in which we have created our massive world filled with chaos. If we see the Earth as being patient, waiting for each season to dutifully finish its course until the next one comes. Swamini Supriyananda delves into how each occurrence is what it needs to be, and it is our impatience that makes us think otherwise; we may not see the results immediately and our planet shows us just that.
Water is something we see all around us; when we shower; in nature, and we are even told to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Imagine, if through the day as we have a glass of water, we can get water to inspire us. What an amazing source of inspiration that can indefinitely sustain. Swamini Supriyananda will expand on how we can remind ourselves to purify and be purified through water.
Fire, with its blazing presence, burns and the ideal gas law states that hot air will rise. Contrary to the common destructive property of fire, the gas law shows that we can see fire as a source of upliftment. Swamini Supriyananda reiterates the importance of this internal burn to develop the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our personality.