How long has it been? Now that I am forced to stay home, it’s kind of nice. I used to stay home only for the minimal required time. Sleep. Shower. Dress. It was a place that I liked, but I only really used it to keep my stuff. My life was outside of the physical structure, running from place to place, always knowing home was available, but rarely giving it a second thought.
Sound familiar? I’m not talking about “the virus”, the stay at home orders, the masks, disinfectant wipes, or social distancing. True, all this craziness has gently “forced” me home or maybe it has simply nudged me, but I am talking about our true home, our spiritual home, not that physical box of wood and walls we call home.
Our physical world is an illusion of our own making. In our busy lives we tend to forget our True Selves. We take it for granted. Understanding who we truly are can wait. Bills to pay, beers to drink, friends to hang out with. Whenever my grandfather wanted to slip out for a while he would say that he had to see a man about a dog. We all do it and that’s OK. It’s one of the reasons we came to this rock, but staying home spiritually and going to see that man about a dog are not mutually exclusive.
It’s predicable isn’t it? Once again I am talking about yoga, union, joining our spiritual and physical selves. The ultimate practice of yoga is a moving meditation. It is finding that place where at all times, regardless of whether you are in that perfect lotus pose surrounded by incense or at the local hangout seeing that man about a dog, you are consciously and fully connected to your True Self. It is only then that you are complete.
Isn’t that the real reason we are here? To learn how to be complete beings in this world of illusion and chaos? Now, during this forced time out, is the time to get serious about who you are and what you want out of this life. Set your intention. Go within and connect with your True Self. The more you do it, the easier it becomes. In time you will be able to connect with Spirit as soon as you set your focus. Make it second nature. Connect with your Higher Self every time you are faced with a decision. It doesn’t matter how insignificant it may seem, give it to your Higher Self. Only then are you living to your highest and best potential. Only then are you complete and living the life that you are meant to live.
Try it for one week. As you go Home, away from your monkey mind and into your True Self, your perception of the world will change. You will begin to see the Light in all things and understand the Oneness of it all.
This is the secret of the spiritual masters throughout time. They were Home 24/7, regardless of where they found themselves, even at the local hangout seeing that man about a dog.
Now we are doing yoga….
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out The Daily Yogi for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgment or offense.