“I am the vehicle, You are the driver.” -contemporary Indian saying
Regular yoga and meditation practice over time can allow you to feel more:
in the moment
Do these qualities seem sadly remote yet still familiar? I know they are qualities I often experienced as a young child – although I found they gradually alluded me as I got older, until I committed myself to spiritual growth. I don’t feel it’s only because very young kids have not been exposed to as much over stimulation, apathetic, and jaded thinking that increasingly young adults onward tend to experience. I sense it’s also because children are still more naturally wired to a mystical power-source of creativity. Whether conscious or not, there is an openness to the mystery of exploring – with fewer “should(s).” Then rules (i.e conditioning) sets in to allow one think there’s a certain way things are supposed “be” “created” “look” or “act”- by peers and/or society.
When approaching a project she was nervous about, a friend once told me she would say to herself “do it wrong.” Of-course, she wanted to do well, but this was a tool she used to detach from having to be “perfect” or “right.” The Bhagavad Gita teaches we can allow a higher consciousness flow through us as vehicles, we take the actions, but we can leave the fruits of them up to that deeper source to sort it out. This challenging yogic principle of letting go allows one to live more in the spirit of life rather than it’s outer form. By surrendering in the moment and opening to the inner light through meditation, our redirected perceptions take us back towards an original innocence.
photo by: Adriana M. Galvez Photography