“Enlightenment is not something you achieve, it is something you are, but have not yet realized. In other words freedom already resides within you. The entry point is “present moment awareness”, the “Now”. Eckhart Tolle
As our country celebrates our freedom as a nation, we as yogis connect to a broader understanding of what it is to be free. Freedom is a state of being that is inherent in each one of us individually. Freedom or enlightenment emerges from within as we release ourselves from our desires, mental entanglements and the whole complexity of what we think we are and what we think we need and want. When we can quiet the continuous chatter and obstacles that pervade our minds for an extended period of time we discover the stillness that rests inside each of us which connects us intimately to our broader expanded Self. It is here that we connect to all of life, not separate but a part of the whole of creation. This is a great truth or “secret”…you are that which resides inside you. It is this Self Realization that gives us the freedom to live to the highest expressions of our unique and individual selves.
Come join Victoria and me for our July focus on Freedom. It is sure to promote some deep feelings, thoughts and discussion.
What does it mean to you to be free?
What gets in your way?