Yes a teacher might point you in the right direction.
But unless you do the work yourself, you probably wont get to experience the wonderful state of freedom that is available for you.
The wonderful state of bliss and connection that comes from dropping back from the busy mind.
The state of yoga that is your birthright.
This is something that takes work to realise, it certainly isn’t immediately obvious, is it?
To see the mind for what it can do and what it can’t do.
To practice being still and dropping away from the mental drama so as to experience the bliss and Shakti of being.
It is wonderful to have a mind and we use the mind in so many ways to make our way in life.
We get so familiar with it that we mistakenly think that we are the mind and that the mind is somehow what defines us.
Our work is to free ourselves from the trap of the mind.
The trap of the ego.
The trap of the mind-developed sense of self.
As this card suggests that you contemplate, you are the only one that can do that for yourself.
When you do, what is left is experience of inner freedom and bliss. Of perspective. We realise the Self as one big connected being.
We are the droplet in the ocean, so we are the ocean itself.
Freeing yourself is the work of yoga.
Oh, and when you truly get that, guess what? Then there is more work!
Feeling free within in a big step.
And then life goes on and continues to require actions, responses, interactions and so on. If you take the time and effort to keep noticing (and not just float around in your newfound bliss bubble) you will observe that life still has its ups and downs. You can observe yourself interacting. You see the effect of your interactions. You can observe your mind chatting.
Perhaps you have a new compassion for yourself and for others.
Much more meaning than is teased out here can be taken from these cards, this is just a starting point.
You can purchase your own set of these ‘Yoga off the mat, contemplations to enrich your practice’ cards from the store HERE.
The gorgeous original picture on the front of each card is by Gayle Stone Art.
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