Too often the people that come to me for healing don’t realize how we make our own emotional issues grow and stick. In order not to have to repeat this story again and again, here is why :
Something happens and we naturally feel bad. If then we attach to that feeling, we feed our emotional energy into the neural patterns that exist around that subject, literally the nerve cell thought patterns in our brain. Thus we make these energy channels strong, literally thickening the bonds of our attachment. As a result, they are easily again activated whenever random association triggers some memory attached to them.
Then we may even get upset about the very power that those triggers have, making the patterns even more strong. Upon repetition, we might find ourselves one year later being even touchier around that subject than ever before. Until we learn to step into the observer mode by whichever means works for us, accepting the triggered feeling every time that it occurs, but no longer adding our energy to it. Then slowly slowly, the pattern will be weakened until even a strong trigger will not bring any memory feedback.
Leaving aside for the moment that these feelings may also require some diving into sometimes, if you want to heal your emotional issues, you really need to know about how neural patterns work.
Leela is the ancient vedic name for the theater of life. Life in all its forms is an illusion behind which we can find the ultimate truth of pure Being. Yet life is also a divine theater, a spiritual game played by us, the actors. Yoga allows us to hold on to the bliss of truth while playing the game. And also this yoga is a game, which we can only take seriously if we do not take ourselves and this game too seriously. That is the meaning of Leela Yoga, nothing more, nothing less. So, Leela Yoga is a vision on yoga and also a name for a simple organisation that allows me to bring this vision into practice... more about Leela Yoga & Peter Marchand
Belgium : www.leela-yoga.be
Harish Johari students sangha : www.sanatansociety.org
|in sweet memory
of Harish Johari
As the destination is the same for all, it is easy to make the error of assuming that the path must be just as universal.
The attachment that happens in the pursuit of happiness is the main source of unhappiness.
Don't think of going somewhere, because this somewhere will come along with you wherever you go, as you are already there.
Yoga requires unity between enjoyment and suffering, between bhoga and yoga, even between attachment and detachment.
How can anyone be "good" without a choice between good and bad?
While the mind creates the illusion of the universe through the senses, the intellect creates the illusion of understanding it.
When our day has been entirely ego-centered, then our meditation will probably have similar poor quality.
When the focus on the self is held strongly enough, the flow of kundalini energy happens on its own, naturally.
Tiptoe inside, don't make a sound, don't scare away that which cannot be found.
Enlightenment is nothing more or less than the final level of the game of life.