And so, trust your heart. Trust your conscience. Relax as much as you can whenever it occurs to you. And when you are confused about something, instead of freaking out, chill more. Relax more. Then desire to know whatever you need to know. Bingo! When you do that, new Knowing flows in. Or, somehow, circumstances will reconfigure and you will know what to do.
It works like this because there is an already-existing Unity. Yoga means “to yoke.” It also means Union. When you yoke — by pausing, relaxing, and desiring to know whatever you need to know — you will experience your unity with Infinity, and the wisdom of the Universe will become your common sense.
I like this analogy because this is how spiritual insights have been for me. I will get an insight about something. I will have a dolphin-moment of clarity. I will know something. And then, thwump! and I am back to where I was, sort of. Except now I know I had the insight. I know there is more going on than I was previously hip to. I am not quite the same as I was before. And then I will have another dolphin-insight, and then again thwump. Etc.
The more it happens, the more I trust the insights.
Now, part of the deal is that when you have an insight about something, a new understanding about things, it will probably not answer all your questions. It will answer your questions at a certain level and elevate your understanding. At your new advanced level you will find yourself having new questions. “Oh wow! If that is true, then what about this? What about that?” And so curiosity is sparked once again. That is a good thing :)))))))
The big point, remember, is that you did not make you. I did not make me. You are only here because The All is being Itself as YOU. The simple idea, therefore, is to experience the truth of who you are because who you are is The All being YOU. And then dare to do — live your life — as your heart and conscience are guiding you to do.
You are not the dweeb you thought you were. Other people are not the dweebs you thought they were. Other people are not the enemy you thought they were, either. There is no enemy — is the huge insight. Even if people are walking around shooting each other, there is no actual enemy, not really! There are a bunch of deluded brothers and sisters, and yes, that needs to be cleared up…
FREEDOM YOGA IN YELLOW SPRINGS
September 5-7, 2014
This will be the umpteenth time I’ve been to Yellow Springs :)))))
I love it there.
Please join me for a fun weekend of FREEDOM YOGA. There will be Discussion, Meditation, Guided Asana Practice, Freeform Asana Practice, Deep Relaxation and Homework. Continue reading
The discovery is that when you put a comma in your commentary, you are not left with nothing. If you were left with nothing, it would be stupid to put a comma in your commentary. It would be stupid to let go of your best assessments.
But, what you discover is that when you put a comma in your commentary and you temporarily let go of your best assessments, suddenly your mind becomes available to the download. That’s when you will really begin to appreciate the fact that, wow, there really IS such a thing as “the download.” It is not just a random occurrence that may or may not happen every once in a while. Rather, it’s like a new skill, or a new thing to be doing with your mind. The idea is to be channeling Online Knowing all the time. And, as difficult as it is to be willing to do, it is not actually that difficult.
Question: What should I do with my life?
Erich: Basically, the way I would put it is THINK LESS and PAY ATTENTION MORE. Listen more. Shut up. Listen. Shut up. Relax. Listen. Because when you do YOU WILL FEEL NEW INSPIRATION THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONJURE UP.
It is nice that you do not have to conjure up new inspiration. Otherwise, you would wipe yourself out having to conjure up inspiration all the time. Whereas the insight is, wow, the fact that you exist is because Inspiration Itself is being Itself as you.
This is a crucial, big, fundamental point.
Yogis should be tapping into the inspired state, so as to live an inspired life. What you do will be more meaningful for others, and it will be more meaningful for you. If you are NOT living an inspired life, then you ARE living a less than inspired life. There are gradations of that — low energy, depression, bummer- hood. Yet, any state could only be what it is because it is happening within the Infinity of Mind. If you can train yourself to quiet-mind it a little more than usual, then the wisdom of the Infinity of Mind — which is Life, which is Inspiration Itself — will register with you as being your common sense and your life will come alive. That is so huge.