What happens to us when we say potent words aloud?
Love, our face lights up. We have a warm feeling inside us.
Joy is an expression of delight and jubilation. We smile.
Friendship, when we have affection and respect for someone. We are included.
Compassion being sensitive to others.
Empathy when we relate to others’ problems.
Hate and anger are intense emotions. They result in an adrenalin rush. We frown, look cross and add lines to our face.
Fear triggers another release, when we say that we are afraid, it reduces our level of fear, or it can further exaggerate it. Continue reading
What is consciousness? Consciousness is your individual awareness of your unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensation and of the environment. The complete meaning of consciousness is your awareness of yourself and the world around you. Continue reading
We read about seers and saints slipping into samadhi. There is a story about a Zen nun, who was returning with a pot of water on her head. The pot slipped from her head and with that accident she attained samadhi. Continue reading
Antar Darshan means inner reverence. It is a practice of Pratyahara, which comes from the word pratyaya. Pratyaya are the basic tendencies of our inherent nature. They form our personality. The word ahara means food or nutrition. Pratyahara means withdrawal of our senses. Continue reading
Our heart harbours our feelings and emotions. The phrases are all there and we have used them all. Let us start with we all said, when we were in school. Cross my heart and hope to die. It means I will never give up the secret. To lose heart, to feel a sense of hopelessness. To make the heart bleed, it can be taken sarcastically or feeling very touched by some distressing episode. Continue reading
I am coming back to the subject of feelings, emotions, experiences, traumatic events and mishaps. We are all loaded with this baggage. We are like donkeys carrying enormous loads on either side. We can barely walk as the past is dragging us and intervening in our thoughts and actions. I am aware that we cannot change our thinking overnight. Continue reading
To experience the love of God, we have to experience neutrality of our feelings. We have to learn to be non-reactive and non judgemental. Our feelings comprise love, hate, passion, jealousy, anger, greed, gratitude and sacrifice. Our feelings are felt but not seen. They influence us and play with our emotions. Sometimes we are obsessed by them and then they influence our behaviour. They encourage our thoughts to multiply. Continue reading