The Positive MIND and its intrigues
This week we move on to the Positive mind, the second in the three functional minds. Why do we need to know our mind, explore it and understand it? In my experience if we do not, it becomes a monster, especially if we become locked into our mental intrigues. Yogi Bhajan reminds us, “Your mind must not intrigue you …your mind must serve you.”
Let me define the Positive mind. The Positive mind is expansive and practical. It searches for pleasure & fulfilment. It is constructive, risk taking and active. It examines every thought and feeling to determine what resources are needed. It asks, “How is this useful to me, how can this help?”
When we attach to a mental intrigue, it can make us emotional and commotional. For example suppose you start to talk about somebody, gossip. The mind may encourage you, by bringing up all the bad things that person has ever done. The negative mind does not give a critical comparison, to the good things that person has done. The neutral mind does not tell you how this person confronting you, annoying you, etc. relates to your higher purpose of teaching tolerance & compassion. When we finish gossiping our mind says you were really bad, the words leave a bad taste in your mouth, it creates guilt. You followed your mind, got caught in an impulse and tangled in an intrigue. You start to feel bad you want to defeat yourself, so you pick up every bad habit that confirms you are a failure. Sounds familiar?
So how do we stop getting tangled by our intrigues, where the negative mind and positive mind lock and loop? We need to watch the mind and practice deep meditation to develop our neutral mind. Your mind must give you the positive and negative then show you your relationship to it all through the neutral mind.
Yogi Bhajan also invited us to develop our presence and an unlimited projection Saibhang, self illuminated, radiant identity of your spirit. Stretch your mind to infinity; abandon your cleverness for innocence, then everyone and everything will sense your presence. Do not confront or fight the mind, always elevate its vibration. With consistent practice it will get easier.
This week’s classes:
Mon 26 Feb 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 27 Feb 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 27 Feb 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Tues 27 Feb 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class with Shauangh@ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5
Wed 28 Feb 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 28 Feb 3.30-4.15am Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5
Wed 28 Feb 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 1 Mar 11 – 1pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond
Thurs 1 Mar 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Sat 3 Mar 6-7.30pm Gong Bath @ Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle.