By thinking and thinking nothing happens! Train the mind to find the solution.
Letting go is one of the powerful ways we can learn to make our mind work for us and start to develop a real understanding and control of our mind. But the big one is when we are confronted by a real challenge in the moment. When this happens, can you stop your mind from blaming, feeling shame, thinking how it should have been, would have been, why me, I cannot cope, etc? This is the real test and it is one of the reasons we need challenge in our life to help us refine our mental reactions.
Yogi Bhajan tell us this, “If we can master the use and command of the mind, we can enjoy this world and live truthfully, gracefully and prosperously.”
The challenge is that often times we feel that the mind is beyond our reach and impact. The mind acts so fast we do not have the habit or chance to stop it reacting. This is why we need to make a clear relationship with the mind. i.e. realise my thoughts and/ or feelings are not me. My mind is under me so I do not need to react to it. Instead I assess the information the mind gives to me with my 3 functional minds and decide what action to take, based on what is the highest outcome or good in any given situation.
Practical Solutions –Here are some triggers for you to know your mind is reacting and you are under the mind:
- Whenever you are subject to the mind you act and become inferior. You communicate to receive sympathy. You may say, “Why is this happening to me? I cannot help my feelings. I acting out of fear”.
- Also when your negative mind says something to you, immediately it should be accompanied by the positive mind saying the polar opposite which is both assessed by the neutral mind. When this is not happening you know you are stuck in a mind loop.
- Procrastination, thinking, talking, writing lists but not getting on and doing what is needed.
- Resistance to what is occurring in the moment. Things not going the way you expect or want.
Yogi Bhajan gives us a really easy solution once we notice we are being triggered into reaction. If you can switch your dominant nostril breathing to the left, your mind will serve you. He says that the moment you start breathing through your left nostril your elementary self comes into to play and the totality of your mind becomes one, then the radiance will increase in your electromagnetic field and you will become very pleasant, positive instead of angry and reactive. Try this out is it really good. Sat nam x firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Mon 26 Mar 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues27 Mar 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 27 Mar 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Wed 28 Mar 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 28 Mar 3.30-4.15am Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5
Wed 28 Mar 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 29 Mar 11 – 1pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond
Thurs 29 Mar 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7-
Thurs 29 Mar 6-8pm How to Play Gong& Gong Bath@ 9 Greenlands Lane, (2500Rs)
Sat 31 Mar 6-7.30pm Blue Moon Gong Bath@Sri Yoga Shala, Thalpe, Galle
Meditation to control your breathing and mind
Posture:Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine.
Breath: Close off your right nostril with your right thumb and inhale deeply through your left nostril. Exhale completely through your mouth.
Time: Continue for 6 minutes.
To End: Inhale deeply, interlace your fingers and stretch them over your head palms up. Hold your breath for 10-15 seconds while you stretch your spine upward. Exhale and relax.
Mind is a link between Infinity and you. When the soul got the body, the soul asked God, ‘What is my link with you, my Lord?’ And God said, ‘Mind.’ quote by Yogi Bhajan