Awareness and Energy

As I have shared previously the most important thing in the beginning study of the mind is to understand that there is a separation between awareness and the mind. Another equally important thing to understand is the relationship between awareness and energy. There’s a beautiful saying that my guru use to say all the time.…

The Great Secret

As soon as we control where awareness goes, we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing, we control what is manifesting in our life. This is a great secret to learn. This is something my guru shared with me in the monastery and it changed my life. I’ve realized…

Change Takes Willpower and Time

Changes in life are not instantaneous. We can resolve with all our will to change. Then we need to use that will to slowly readjust the patterns in our mind, body and nervous system. And this will take time. So don’t expect instantaneous changes in life. Life does not work that way. Life is like…

Each moment is a choice

Reflection for this weekend: “Each moment is a choice you make to be in charge of where your awareness goes or to allow someone or something to dictate where it goes.” ~ Dandapani Photo: The sun sets behind one of the gorgeous Hindu temples in Khajuraho, North India. Built between 950 and 1050 by the…

Meditation and Energy

Meditation is all about working with your energy. Energy is inside of me, inside of you, inside of everything around us. First, you must understand your energy, get to know it. Then, harness the energy inside of you to prevent it from constantly seeping out. Next, withdraw your energy, pull back and concentrate your energy…

Meditation and Arguments

A meditator avoids getting into arguments and should also avoid highly emotional states. The reaction of these states are too harsh on his nervous system which he is learning to refine in his meditation. When a person goes through a highly emotional state, it is observed that it takes about 72 hours for the basic…

Life and Energy

Your life is a manifestation of where you put your energy. Wherever you put your energy in your life, that’s what starts to manifest in your life. The people around you, the things around you, the opportunities around you — they are all a manifestation of where you are investing your energy. Learn to direct…

Your Spine, Your Center

The meditator’s goal, on the Hindu spiritual path of Raja Yoga, is to first become aware of energy and then to familiarize himself with it. Next he learns to harness this energy so it does not all flow out of him. Once this is done, his task is to withdraw this energy. As he withdraws…