I used to believe that the world of materialism and the world of spirituality were two separate realities...
At the ripe age of 19 my yoga journey commenced and I happily renounced my worldly attachments in hopes of attaining a state of peace and tranquility that would only be available to me if I were to step out of the matrix.👋🏼 —
I lived off the grid in Central America; practiced meditation for 3+ hours daily, maintained celibacy, devoted myself to daily Mysore Ashtanga, experimented with breatharianism and a strict vegan diet, refrained from anything artificial processed sugared and caffeinated, studied and read many books...I didn’t even get MANICURES 💅🏼(I’m from New Jersey so that’s kind of a big deal)😂
What I’ve come to realize is the REALEST (is that a word?) meditation cushion that exists is each step we take in this material world. We have only TWO options as to where we dwell: THE MIND or THE MOMENT. The mind interprets and creates meaning, whereas the moment is neutral. Untouched. Blank. Vast. —
Looking back, I can now see that’s incessant SEEKING and TRYING to achieve ‘meditation’ or some sort of transcendence were the actual BLOCKS to my feeedom. I was performing them as a means to an end, instead of waking up to the miracle of NOW... —
THIS IS IT. You do not need to improve upon yourself. Each flower is perfect and unique. Just watch your mind making up the belief that your bloss and blossoming is somewhere off in the distance. Are you caught up in trying to get somewhere other than here now? Where are you going? And what happens when you arrive? And most importantly... WHO IS SEEKING?
It’s time to bridge the esoteric teachings of the East with the grounded ways of the West so all beings may THRIVE in the material world yet remain unaffected by the inevitable transient nature of this body/mind phenomenon existence is playing out. —
You’re invited to join me and my great teacher and friend, Gurumukh Singh, this spring in the lush land of BALI for a gentle reminder that you have everything you need right here right now to experience lasting happiness! Link in my bio or www.thejourneywithinretreat.com. Only a few spaces left!🪐