This is it! If there is one reason why we do yoga it is to uncover a place inside of us that feels bright and radiant, peaceful and still and is the source of kindness, connection and the clarity that love is what really matters. It is the Mystical Experience of Unity Consciousness. When we speak about the “wisdom of the heart” it is this place we are speaking about.
The ego, our competitive drive, self-centered thinking, fear of being weak and vulnerable covers this place up, as does a cultural amnesia.
Many attempts have been made to describe this place inside through religion or science. Is it a neurophysiological event only as science says or are we having an experience of the Divine force external to our own self as Religion suggests? Blissology is a mystical path and even though we can explore scientific or religious/ spiritual explanations, we don’t really know what it is. We know the FEELING we experience it is powerful and real. We accept not knowing its source for its immense beauty. As the mystic Bob Marley says, “who feels it knows it.”
When we aren’t in touch with it physically in our yoga practice, we become very driven and loose touch with what our body is really asking for. We push past unpleasant sensations in order to strive for being better than someone else and to make it to the top of an imaginary pyramid. In the end, when yoga is practiced from the driven part of ourselves, we only end up hurting our bodies, and experiencing unhappiness. Our bodies feel rigid as if the skin, muscles, breath and organs all act as an agent of separation from others and life energy as a result. Our ego really tightens us physiologically.
We still need an ego otherwise we would never show up on a yoga mat. Striving to be a better person in all ways is good as long as the force of love and kindness is our guide as to how far we can push it. This is the essence of sustainability. Love, wisdom and sustainability all spring from this place inside us of deep connection.
Blissology Yoga is a practice where we tune into this place and let it guide every movement. Where we allow the experience of love to pulsate trough us and guide every action in our yoga practice.
Whereas religions speak to what God is and what happens when you die, we say, “I don’t know.” It is one big mystery, but what is certain is right here on earth nothing feels better than a body and mind that is connected to this deep love.
Once we can learn it in our own yoga practice, we can bring this same wise guide into our personal relationships, our communities, our work-life and towards how we interact with Nature.
The heart, wisdom and sustainability are all connected. Let’s stay open to this Wise Guide Inside.