Namaste. Such a fancy word in the end of a yoga class. The meaning of namaste more or less is that :
the Divine in me bow to the Divine in you.
How to practice Namaste, in this world?
To make it simple, in essence, we are soul. We are not this mind, ego, or even this physical body. We are all this love, or energy if you prefer. That’s the essence of us. This part of us that is divine. God. Universe. So, in realising this, we know that every single beings are just the same of us. In other words, we are no longer separating ourselves from the rest of the world. This is the peace feeling when we say namaste in the end of the yoga class. We just connect! By our nature, we are just yearn to connect.
The challenge is though, we need to keep this outside of the yoga studio. But surely our ego gets in the way. As soon as you walk out of the yoga studio, a minor situation can give you an urge to hit someone with your yoga mat! Because we are not connected anymore. How can we feel connected to those who are so different than us? Then, how can we feel connected to those who challenge us? Furthermore, how can we feel connected to those who attack our ego? These moments of separation are the source of our sufferings during the day, have you noticed?
So, through out the day we need to use our hearts and sense the core of others – and zip through the ego, the intellect, all the differences, and just connect to that space of spirits. Understand that the other being has light too. Remind ourselves of our lights.
5 Steps to keep the light within burning
- Believe and trust that we are this light
Of course, this is the main thing. We must trust that we are this love, we are not the doubts, we are not the fear, we are not the anger. We are pure love. In a moment of difficulties, we can say to ourself: I am light.
- Be playful in your daily life, don’t take life too seriously
Yes! Ignite the playfulness in yourself. Dance in the rain. Laugh. Take it easy!
- Get out of your comfort zone
So, this one can be challenging for some people who are not naturally adventurous. Do something that you haven’t done. Of course, it doesn’t mean we have to sky jump tomorrow, but maybe we try a new dish, maybe we can go and talk with someone we don’t know, maybe we do a new sport, maybe we read something we don’t normally read.
- Connect with the nature, do something physical – sports, walk, swim in the ocean, gardening, any move.
This one never fails! Go and see the sunset. Smell the flowers. Feel the grass. Look at the clouds. See how amazing this world is, and realise that we are magic too.
- Catch yourself and step back when you feel ungrounded.
The more you practice this, the easier you catch yourself when you start losing that namaste feeling. So the key is practice. Then it’s all just take a breath and come back to centre.
Now I wish you a fantastic day, living an authentic life. Knowing clearly on who we really are, and claiming back our power of life!
Yes, we are all psychic.
What is that? One of the definition of psychic is “appearing to have powers of telepathy or clairvoyance”.
We are all connected at one level – at the higher vibration. The core of our being is light, love, or divine. This is atman in yoga literature. Some would call it soul. In another word, the more tangible word, it is energy.
So these energies are operating at psychic level, and they connect to one another, beyond space and linear time. And we all have this power. Hence you think of someone and that person will call you out of sudden. How common is this: “I was just thinking of you!”
Why it is important to recognise this ability
The main source of our suffering is that we allow the madness of the world to overshadow the light of our soul. Therefore we have a lot of desires. We have fears. No wonder sometimes it seems like we are lost, and running around with no direction. But the light is all along in us! We forget that we have this ability to tap into the unlimited source of power and knowledge. When we are aware of this at all time, we will always know which way to go.
Connecting to the power of knowing
On the contrary to what we might think, it’s actually pretty simple to connect back to our true Self, and tapping into this tremendous source of knowledge. We only need to quiet our mind. Ah whaaat. Yes, so it is simple, but it is not that easy.
Practice meditation at least for 10 minutes a day. Take deep breaths. Then slowly lower your attention from your head to your heart. Imagine the emerald green colour is surrounding your heart. Feel the warmth. Keep breathing and keep your attention to your heart. Then, just listen, feel, know and see. The more we practice, the easier it becomes to receive this knowledge. In time, we would be able to do this anytime and anywhere. Have fun!
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What’s so special about these tips?
Have you been in a situation, and suddenly a song plays in the radio and it lifts you up? I truly believe that some of these occasions are guidance and signs from the Universe. The Universe is constantly sending us messages and signs for us to get through our human experience. These signs can be through songs, but also through tips that you hear or read. Our job is to interpret and understand what the message is. So here are some tips that might filled by angel guidance. If it feels like it makes your heart skip beat, this usually is a sign. Don’t forget to thank them! If you don’t believe in angels, the quotes are still great to get through some challenging time!
- The mind is everything. What you think, you become. Buddha
Watch out with our thoughts, they manifest!
- Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Eckhart Tolle
This is the core of mindfulness. To be fully present in this moment.
- The quieter you become, the more you can hear. Ram Dass
When we hear, we want to hear our higher Self. We hear it better when we quiet the mind.
- It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity. B.K.S Iyengar
So this means that the yoga poses that we do, is actually to access the realization of that spark of divinity.
- There is always a light within us that is free from all sorrow and grief, no matter how much we maybe experiencing suffering. Patanjali
Consequently, Patanjali told us already that it is our ego who suffers and have all sorrow and grief. The light, our spark, is free from all these.
- When ego is lost, limit is lost. Yogi Bhajan
Without ego, we are the limitless Self.
- All problems are illusions of the mind. Eckhart Tolle
In other words, quiet the mind and we quiet the illusional problems!
- The wound is the place where the Light enters you. Rumi
Hence, be brave with all the lessons.
- Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Lao Tzu
Therefore, try to be grateful of everything we have
- The cause of suffering is that the unbounded Self is overshadowed by the world. Patanjali
So amazing how Patanjali got it right ages ago!
Enjoy the Divine motivations!
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