A CHAOTIC WORLD.
We have to ask ourselves some questions: What is a human being? What is real love? Where can we find peace? What is the objective of life? Why we cannot live in peace? what is the problem with humanity? where are the great thinkers? why the world is as it is today?
THE MECHANICAL MIND.
Yes, we need to learn and know many things, especially in modern times. Nevertheless, it has to be a balance. All the data in our head is making us more and more mechanical. Why? because the mind is mechanical by nature. The mind is a computer able to do only what is programed to do. The tendency of the mechanical mind is to bring negative thoughts. Nobody can create a wonderful life from negative thoughts. We need to change that.
We all want people to change and we all want a better world. The problem is simple: Most of the people are waiting for a change, but they do not want to change! The mind itself cannot change nothing. the mechanical mind likes thinking and theorizing, but a change needs action.
The mechanical mind is always complaining and cursing as if those bad habits could create something good. The mechanical mind think always about the same things and goes around them all the time. It talks about the same over and over.
We need to start with something simple to say, but not easy to do: CHANGE THE WAY OF THINKING! Bring positive ideas to your life and be aware of the negative thoughts you have. They just make your life more miserable! What for?
The mechanical mind is desiring more beautiful things in life, it wants a better life; but it is passive and usually negative. Desiring without actions is fruitless. Promises are vain if actions are not done. The mechanical mind is an obstacle for a change and a better life. We need awareness and understanding about our own life; otherwise life will be hard for us and those who we love.
THE FOUR AGES.
Disobedience took us away from the Golden Age. We did not respect the laws of the universe and nature. Our life is becoming more and more anti-natural. Everything is becoming more and more artificial. Nowadays even some friends are really superficial. Real friends and true love are becoming fantasies.
Yes, I know people looking for wisdom or spiritual guidance are becoming extinct! It seems that everyone wants to create his/her own religion or philosophy. I think we should not do that. Actually we should study ancient wisdom and learn from it.
We need to bring the ancient knowledge to guide us, not to blame us. We need those ancient sages to tell us where to go, not how to do it. We need the ancient principles of all Masters, but we do. Not need to go back in time and live as an anchorite.
We suffer and life is hard because we lack a real guidance to point out the path to happiness and real freedom. People are looking for pleasure and it is ok, but pleasure is just for a moment, while happiness is for ever. Pleasure is the outcome of selfishness, but happiness comes from a sincere desire to help and love others.
THE NEED FOR YOGA.
Here is where Yoga comes into action. Why? Because it has its own philosophy and great ideas to find real freedom and happiness within ourselves. The source of real happiness, peace and freedom is within and not outside.
The Ancient Greek philosophers said: “Man know yourself and you will know the universe and the gods.” Believe me, they were not kidding.
The great treasures are inside of yourself and nobody can take the from you. The only person who can take them is you.
Moreover: Practicing yoga makes you feel great. That feeling is so important to build a better life and to be happy with yourself. The yoga path is lived in everywhere: At your house, at school, on the street, etc. yoga teaches you to bring this wonderful feeling wherever you go. Yes, you need to develop it. Yes, some days are not easy, but the yoga philosophy and the practice of yoga makes things easier and better.
We need to take things easy and with calmness. Yoga is the guide to achieve those virtues. You just need to take your time and go at your own pace.
Yoga is a need in modern life. Yoga as a philosophy gives us many ideas to create a better world. Yoga as science gives techniques to transform a person into a real human being. Do not forget that yoga is not new and it is not modern. It really old and it was created and practiced by the ancient sages not just from India, but from all Masters of the world.
Those great Masters experimented Samadhi, which is the union with Atman, the Father who is in Secrecy as taught by the Nazarene Great Master. Atman is the source of wisdom and, at the same time, the source of happiness beyond human limitations.
Yoga is a lot more than asanas. Yoga is more than a philosophy of love and compassion. Yoga is a way of life and it teaches us how to live in harmony with nature and the universe.
It is really important to understand that you can change your life is you change the way you think. Meditation is the best tool to help you to change your inner world.
Yes, life is hard at times, but yoga and meditation are there to help you to feel better and to make a better life.