I picked this card in class today. It reminded me that our attitude to the experience of life makes a big difference.
I remember that after I had been meditating for a while and also exploring Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with Mataji (Swami Shantananda) at some point I realized that while my life didn’t really look that different on the outside, my inner experience was forever changed.
I no longer asked myself questions such as:
What is life about?
What am I doing with my life?
Why am I here?
Why are we all here?
How do I want to be remembered?
What does it all mean?
It is not that I necessarily had the answers, just simply that something had shifted inside and these questions were no longer burning as they had been.
I had come to a place of inner joy and okay-ness, an acceptance of things.
So what changed? And why do I think we can all access this inner freedom?
I realized that life had a sort of flow and surrendered to something greater than the little ‘me’. When I really surrendered I felt inner bliss. And still do. There was a realisation that even though I had a degree of agency and choice, I also could relax into the flow.
It is not as though life didn’t and doesn’t have its ups and downs, but an inner sense of okay-ness is there anyway.
If that is something that an ordinary Medical Scientist turned Yoga and Meditation teacher living in suburban Melbourne can come to, then I have absolutely no doubt that this is available for you too. Take a look and see for yourself.
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a start. I’d love your feedback!
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.