One of the keys to recognizing your true self is to recognize that you are not your body. There are many ways to do that, to recognize and accept that the body is created only as a window to the world you see, to teach each of us the lessons we need to learn and ultimately to teach us that we are eternal.
There are examples of yoga masters throughout history that demonstrate that the body is not as it appears by contorting it into poses and feats that should not be possible. By doing this they expand their perception of who they are past the confines of the body.
Meditation likewise teaches us that we are not confined by the body. With practice, meditation can take you across both time and distance as you leave the “reality” of the body. Near-death experiences are yet another example. Simply looking in the mirror can teach the same lesson. You are the same conscious being you were 10 years ago, but the mirror shows you something different.
Embrace this truth and begin to explore all of the ways you are not your body. Send a part of you, the golden white energy of your crown chakra, to someone else and see what happens. Wrap your enemy in the emerald green love of the heart chakra and watch the fear and hatred dissolve. Expand your perception and break away from the bondage of this world. Be who you truly are – a Divine Child of the Universe!
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He is a certified yoga instructor, a 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.