Make Friends with Your Mind
You do not want to stop your heart, lungs, kidneys so why do not want to stop your mind. The common illusion is that meditation stops the mind. What meditation really does is purify the subconscious and unconscious part of the mind so that the conscious mind has greater clarity, focus and can be directed.
Yogi Bhajan describes human being as antennas, constantly broadcasting signals to each other, consciously and unconsciously. He says, “If a million stations send signals to you, you shall receive them without knowing. That is the unconscious state which the mind has. And then what happens? You get bloated. Overloaded is called bloated. And then your own life starts to fall apart …whatever comes from the mind needs to be worked out.”
What he is telling us is that we need to process the thoughts, emotions and subconscious impressions we are constantly receiving from our mind. If we do not have the habit to do this on a regular basis we become full of mental garbage which dulls our mind. We feel we have no will power, no control over our destiny or destination.
If we do not regularly process what is in the mind Yogi Bhajan reminds us that the subconscious starts to overflow into the conscious. You may have noticed times you just want to talk about everything; this is the subconscious mind flowing into the conscious.
Practical Solutions – How do we Process these signals or thoughts?
My simple understanding of processing a thought or thought sequence is to view it, acknowledge it but let it go. You do not have to analyse it, believe it or be it. Just see what is there, notice and let it flow to the next thought. The kriya we are going to work on this week is really going do some deep cleansing of the subconscious and unconscious mind. This is what you need to do on a regular basis that is why we sit and meditate. We sit and allow the garbage or excess thoughts of the mind to come up and out, we try not to get entangled in them during the meditation but even if this happens it is ok, as when we notice we go back to processing thoughts. It is all find in theory, but practice is essential. For 1 min right now stop what you are doing, close your eyes, breathe and see what is in your mind? Sat nam x firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Mon 5 Mar 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 6 Mar 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 6 Mar 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Tues 6 Mar 6-7.15pm Kundalini Yoga Class with Shauangh@ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5
Wed 7 Mar 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 145/5Fife Road, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 7Mar 3.30-4.15am Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5
Wed 7 Mar 6.45-8pm Kundalini Yoga@ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5
Thurs 8 Mar 11 – 1pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond
Thurs 8Mar 3-4pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7