June 21st, 2021, World Yoga Day, the solstice day, I would like to wish all of you a great day of health, wellbeing, stability, and success. This day is a reminder of having harmony in life.
What is yoga?
Yoga is to unite you with yourself.
What are the scriptures telling us?
To be united, to stay united, to be powerful, to be stable, to have equilibrium or to have harmony within.
This day, Yoga Day, is a reminder to us that this is what we are. Harmony is what we are; unity and oneness are what we are. First and foremost, we should have oneness with ourselves, not as an individual who has a mind scattered all over. Bring the mind back to yourself, collect yourself, be one with yourself. Then, the next part is to be one with the whole world.
We are a bundle of gunas: sattva, rajas, tamas gunas. Sattva is the highest, and tamas is the gravitational pull that we experience all our life. Nobody can avoid gravitation, and everybody’s aspiration is levitation. While we are living in the gravitational plane, we have to aspire for levitation. Levitation does not mean flying. It means the highest possibilities of human existence, that’s the levitation aspect. We have that within us; we already have it.
This whole karmic journey of life (otherwise, there’s no journey) is linear to time – yesterday, today, tomorrow, the day after, last year, this year, next year, that’s the way the karmic journey continues through lifetimes, each life, it continues. Patterns are what we express in each lifetime. These are all gravitational by nature, but at the same time, we are aware that there is a possibility of higher awareness beyond time and space in unity consciousness. Yoga is a method or first step to connect oneself to oneself so that you can start the inner journey. It is important to start somewhere. We are starting our inner journey by connecting to ourselves.