I used to think I was an expert on understanding people’s motives; especially as they related to me, even if they were negative. The truth is that resting in the egotism of that so-called knowledge caused my own vibe to be way disconnected from the reality of the situation. Again, didn’t really matter to me, I knew what I knew and reacted accordingly
I release myself today from the chitta vritti or mind chatter by practicing yoga and adhering to Patanjali’s yoga sutra 1.2: Yogas-citta-vrtti-nirodhah
Yoga is the restriction of the fluctuations of consciousness.
I am always humbled when I follow the sutra, surrender to the flow and live freely connected to the essence of who I really am in the moment, completely uninterested in outcome or motive. I’m free!
And the real truth is every single time I cede into citta vritti I’m not only imprisoned by my thoughts, but invariably and unequivocally proven to be 100 percent wrong within those thoughts, thus impacting and influencing the outcome of any engagement or encounter in my life with my own disillusioned version of a reality poorly perceived.
Practicing 1.2 is a daily discipline for me but totally worth it as it has opened me up to the gentle loving me that I wish to be and saved me a lot of heart ache and backtracking towards those with whom I am in loving relationships. No longer needing to be right, I am free to rest easy in the peace and joy that naturally emanates from within, as I connect to the spirit of who I truly am and just simply live.
Big Loving Namaste!