Do you trust your mind more than Existence? Do you believe your future possibilities more than your past failures?
For some people, trust comes easily without much struggle, but for some, trust can be an enormously frightening word to them due to some past hangovers. Your ability to trust life and take a leap of faith into the Unknown is the biggest test in life. The truth is without trust, we can never surrender the cunning mind.
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Yesterday I had a wonderful completion session with a group of children from the contact class of Online Nithyananda Gurukul (previously known as Nithyananda Weekend Gurukul). The powerful cognition they were introduced last week was overcoming their attention need from others. Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly known as Swamiji), a living Avatar, revealed that unconsciously, almost everything we do is designed to get us attention. Whatever we do and whatever we think, we are seeking approval from the people around us in some subtle ways. We are keen that we should earn a good name from everyone, we may not do this in very obvious fashion, but, if you analyse deeply you will not be at ease without the appreciation and endorsement of people around you. This endorsement or approval is called attention need. At least 80% of our problem is due to asking for attention and approval. You will find that 24 hours, all your life time you are involved in getting approval from others. This attention seeking pattern blocks the Anahata chakra, the heart energy center. This energy center relates to flowing expression of selfless love. Hence whenever our heart center shrinks, we feel depressed from the lack of love and look to find love and attention from others. Their attention feeds us with energy.
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Young woman practicing yoga on the beach.
On Labour Day 1st May, I conducted a workshop in Singapore on the subject of Bhakti Yoga – Dasa Bhava (relating with Divine as leader), to a group of devotees of His Divine Holiness, Bhagawan Sri Nithyananda Paramashivam (fondly known as Swamiji). In that workshop, we touched on the topic of surrender.
So, what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of surrender?
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