Steady Awareness

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.

Namaste

 

41 responses to “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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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…

    Peace
    Michael

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