Sat Nam – The truth is in us….
There comes a moment in everyone’s life when it is time… to make a decision, to say “that’s enough,” to make things happen…. Or the moment will pass.
Ask yourself “Is there something I have been meaning to do? Is there something tugging at your heartstrings? And how do you know what is right?”
The Yogis advise us to follow the path of the ‘Yamas’ and ‘Niyamas’ : The do’s and don’ts of everyday living.
The 5 Yamas
Ahimsa – Non-violence
Satya – Truthfulness
Asteya – Non-stealing
Brahmacharya – Non excess
Aparigraha – Non possessiveness
The 5 Niyamas
Saucha – Purity
Santosha – Contentment
Tapas – Self Discipline
Swadhaya – Self Study
Ishwara pranidhana – Surrender
Even with these guidelines the whole decision-making process can feel more than a little daunting. Ultimately it’s up to you!
The greatest guru lives within yourself: we need the confidence to trust ourselves, take a leap of faith and have patience for the ultimate beneficial outcome. Learn to pay attention to your intuition and make your dreams a reality.
- Meditate on it – clear the muddy waters of the mind, be specific and try not to question the truths that arise for they are your truths.
- Write it down – see it, believe it, do it. Say it out loud. See it, Taste it, bring your vision into the world.
- Ask for help when you need it. Stress and worry can lead to isolation but we are there to help each other: brothers and sisters, one tribe.
Believe in your Dharma – your journey on earth to accomplish your own special quest. Following your intuition, listening to your heart’s desires and reading the path of fundamental truth, the way ahead will become clear.
Feelings are guides that force us to look at our life decisions and make better ones… The more truly we accept our feelings, the less they control us. Try not to fight them, see them as teachers. They are wise and deserve to be heard.
“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”