self awareness

“In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.”

~ Sri Nisagardatta Maharaj

And so the path begins.

Being aware is the first step to bring about transformation from stress and anxiety, and to find peace of mind.

It is a small step, but not an easy one for our mind to embrace.

The ego-mind doesn’t like to draw attention to itself, unless it is in affirmation or admiration! It would much rather remain in control, by telling us to keep doing what we are doing, and not try anything different that could threaten it’s hold on us.

Is it not incredibly arrogant for us to think that we know the answers? Beyond the ego-mind and clinging to how we want to see ourselves in the world, is an intelligence beyond our thinking.

In yoga we call this Prana or life energy. It is more than the energy to heal, energize and nourish the physical Β body, it is the essence of life itself.

This is where miracles begin for our mind, body and spirit.



About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life πŸ’›

41 comments on “Steady Awareness

  1. You write so beautifully. Though I do not practice Yoga or understand
    much about it, let me say that reading your post by itself brought
    some instant peace to my mind. I am unable to describe it.
    Thanks for this wonderful post.

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  2. self-awareness is the key,
    with it doors open,
    paths began to appear.
    a truly mindful post Val

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  3. a perfect reminder for me today. thanks Val

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  4. Awareness is the way, even if it is not an easy way, Val ❀

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  5. Thank you for this reminder, Val. ❀

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  6. Prana, a good thought to think on today. Thank you.

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  7. Thank you for this moment of steady calm and insight, Val. I hope your week is filled with miracles….

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  8. I have come to realize those inner energies are beautiful and miraculous!! Thanks, Val…being able to stay in faith and trust and ALLOWING life to happen has been a challenge for this CONTROL FREAK…USED TO BE EGO DRIVEN GAL! πŸ˜‰ I AM learning and walking. Reading your posts always touch me in places that are good!
    Sweet blessings for a wonderful day ❀

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  9. His message is so simple . . . Be still. Be silent. Stop seeking. Let the answers FIND you.

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  10. sounds like a wonderful state!
    i’m happy not to think
    i have the answers πŸ™‚


  11. Arrogant to think we know the answers, yet frightening to think that we do not = the human condition! And thus, the practice … Good reminders from you always, Val ❀

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  12. Beautiful Message! Much Love & Light β™₯

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  13. So much wisdom here… Inded, we need to move beyond our ego, and the limitations of our own tangible perceptions… I guess we deserve it as we are both body & soul… I love what you say about “being aware”… So much to ponder here… Excellent post dear Val… Hugs across the miles! πŸ˜€

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  14. Beautiful reminder Val πŸ’šπŸ’•

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  15. Thank you, Val. Namaste πŸ•‰οΈπŸ™

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  16. I find it interesting that as I come to the later part of my life, I understand Prana so much better than ever before.

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  17. pearofgreens

    Love this!!! Sending love and light your way❀️

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  18. That ego-mind. What a monster is can be…

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  19. A lovely share, Val. I loved the quote from Sri Nisagardatta Maharaj. It made me think of awareness as the gentle heat that, like great cooking, releases so many hidden flavors. The effort is simply in the movement of our attention, isn’t it? The effort to be present…


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  20. Thank you for this Val.. I know I am far from knowing all the answers.. But loving the journey of finding them.. xxx ❀ sending love and hugs and hope you are safe where you are my friend xx

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