How Meditation and Yoga Are Stepping Stones

The purpose of meditation is to train the mind. It trains the mind to stillness. When the mind reaches stillness, it can begin observing. Until then, it’s part of the world drama.

If your meditation isn’t training the mind to stillness, it is not meditation. If it’s fun, it’s probably not meditation. If you are dreaming up things, imagining, trying to manifest this and that, flying off into different dimensions, you are not meditating. You are just doing some new-age meditation drama.

Real meditation changes who you are. It is an evolutionary process. You become aware of yourself as the thinker, dreamer, and doer. 

It is not to manifest this or that. It is not to become rich and famous. It is not to design the man or career of your dreams. All that is part of the drama. Meditation is to rise above the drama of this mind.

Similarly, your physical yoga practice (yoga asana) must connect you to your body, and your body to Earth. 

You must become aware of your feet planted on this ground and the ground beneath your feet. It must make you aware of your connection, your relationship, your aliveness. Your vulnerability and your strength.

If you are using it just to serve your ego then it is not yoga, it is also just drama.

Why Yoga Focuses on Gut, Spine, and Breath

You are not here to build empires or leave legacies. You are here to connect with your body and breath, and then surpass it. You are here to evolve.

Your core is paramount in this process. What is your core? Your “gut” and “spine”. Your heart and brain depend on your core in order to function properly.

When you breathe better, you think better. The clarity of your breath affects the clarity of your brain.

Most of us have gut, spinal, and breathing issues. Most of us don’t know it!

Before You Relate to the World, Relate to Your Security

“Your security is not your money, cars, clothes, social status, etc. It is nothing that can be lost. Anything that can be lost CANNOT give you security.”

Before you relate to the world, relate to your security. Otherwise, you will create an insecure world around you. Relate to yourself, before you eat, shower, speak a word…relate with yourself.

Your relationship with your food, body, and everyone else will suffer if you relate with it as an insecure person. So, first thing when you wake up, serve yourself a dose of your own security. Then serve others.

Otherwise, you’ll be giving others your insecurity. You’ll pass on to them your fears and doubts. You’ll inject it into the food you touch, your kids, your job, your dog, your cat, etc.

Your security is not your money, cars, clothes, social status, etc. It is nothing that can be lost. Anything that can be lost simply CANNOT give you security. So, your security MUST come from something that doesn’t change.

It’s beyond life and death. It is beyond high and low. It’s beyond near and far. IT IS THE YOU WITHIN YOU.

Connect with yourself!

What’s a Woman Like You Doing in a Man’s World?

I think all problems in this world originate from the woman and can be resolved by the woman. They originate from a woman when a woman creates/acts from a place of insecurity. The more she familiarizes herself with her security the less she will create from insecurity. 

The problem is that she is not familiar with her security and has been told that it is “something to be found outside of herself.” The truth is that a woman’s security already exists within her. Plus, the external security isn’t actually security but her insecurity; the more she secures herself with her external security the more insecure she becomes.

Do you ever see someone gaining external validation and becoming more confident? It’s always the other way around. They may appear more confident but they’ve actually become dependent on the external validation. It’s like a bottomless pit of lack— a lack of self-worth. What she actually has to do is disconnect from her external security and connect with her internal security.

Instead, what she tries to do is have one leg in one boat, the second leg in another boat, and each finger in different boats. She will put her faith in herself, but also in rituals, black magic, superstitions, stones, stories, gods, idols, fake gurus, astrologers, matchmakers, psychics, etc. She will run after power, sex, and money, trying to beat a man in his own game. She is the queen but she begins acting like a pauper. This confuses the man, who depends on a woman to show him the way, so he thinks that she is a prostitute to be exploited.

Instead of standing in her truth, she borrows from her “self-trust” fund and scatters it “just in case” the truth doesn’t work. While the truth is something she feels 100% within her bones. By dividing her trust, she indirectly gives herself this message: SHE cannot be trusted. She strengthens her doubt in herself. She wants to make herself more secure but she ends up making herself more insecure, more unstable. Now, if she can’t trust herself, who will?

In this way, she poisons her ability to speak the truth and endure the consequences. She doesn’t trust her ability to endure the consequences. As her trust in herself dwindles so does her self-confidence. The one who was meant to lead the way for others starts doubting herself. The compass starts asking the travelers for direction. 

This is how she weakens her ability to lead the world’s conscience. Then, with her divided, doubtful, insecure conscience she creates. What she creates, then, is a divided, doubtful, and insecure world. She creates chaos in her own life and in others. She begins manipulating and lying to get what she thinks she absolutely “can’t live without.” She becomes desperate to hide the ever gaping, self imagined hole within herself. This is when she will deny red-flags, relentlessly compete with other women, and stay in the shittiest of situations.

But, when a woman connects with her security within, it affects the entire human network, the collective conscience. She questions, learns, and moves forward without fear of what others will think. Her security is within so her equilibrium is within.

She no longer looks to please others by disowning her own gifts. She no longer looks for external insurance. She steps into her responsibility to lead with grace. She no longer doubts her life-support— the universe. She knows that she works for the universe and the universe works for her. The old world moves apart to make space for a new paradigm. That’s the purpose of a woman. That’s her power— within.

Only silence will remain where you once stood…

You’ve got this one life. You don’t know where you’ll go when it’s done. And when your voice is gone from this world, only silence will remain where you once stood. You can no longer hear what your heart wanted to say. Imagine you never heard your own voice. Imagine you never spoke up for yourself.

Isn’t it worth it to quiet all the other voices in your head so that you can hear your own? Isn’t it worth abandoning all your superficial goals to seek what your heart came to see?