How well do you know yourself?
(Don’t rush to answer instead take some time to ponder over it.)
Do you think you know your Samsung or Apple gadgets better than yourself?
I think you do.
The first thing we think of when we are awake is the phone.
The first thing we get hold of is the phone.
The first familiar movement we do is swiping the screen.
You probably know every function in your gadget – perhaps you can even use it without having to look it.
Because we all know one thing – the more we understand what the applications in the phone have to offer, the better we can put it to use in different situations.
Only if we put that much attention to ourselves, right?
When we are able to understand ourselves better, we become more efficient as a human being and we function better in different situations.
Have you ever been in a state of intense anger or depression that you find it too much to handle, resulting in harmful engagements, which was of no help at all? Or even too much excitement or anxieties that lure you into unhealthy activities?
Many people have the wrong assumption that yoga will make us emotionless, because we are not “supposed” to have sorrows or joy. We “need” to be “Zen”.
Instead, yoga teaches us to appreciate and feel each emotion that arises, right to the last drop of it. The important thing is the management of our emotions and how we act upon the arising emotions.
Yoga is not the solution; rather it shows us the way to resolve it.
Like an instruction book of a gadget – it reveals to us the tools and even teaches us the method to approach for troubleshooting. At the end of the manual, we have to explore our way through, learning the functions and put them into good use.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ― Aristotle