The greatest gift that we carry is our uniqueness, and the greatest loss we inflict is misplacing the same in the mindless sea of mediocrity!
Our highest goal is to clamber out of the state of uninspired indifference and discover what our true potential is and hence what our real purpose on this planet is. Once this insight arrives, Self-transformation automatically begins!
There are seven billion-plus people on earth and there have been billions who have existed in the past, interestingly, no two finger prints are the same... if that is not a miracle, then what is? Every blade of grass and every leaf is unique, and in acknowledging this uniqueness, we acknowledge the immense creativity of the whole Universe.
This book is a search for the source of this uniqueness and creativity within us...
Knowing oneself is a continuous process of introspection. Many times, the answer arrives too early, only to dissipate under the intense glare of reason.
The bed of human conditioning is very deep and intricate, and the ego is a formidable smoke screen that never allows anything to be seen clearly. Yet for an intense and committed seeker, the answer is never too far off...
If you think about your life in a flash, you'll understand that for the bulk of the time, you have got been resisting, fighting, troubled and customarily refusing to just accept the current moment of reality.
Is there a state where you are at complete peace with yourself, not resisting nor fighting, but at the same time as active as a hurricane? Hard to imagine...right?
We give a lot of weight to the physical world around us, but tend to ignore the consciousness that makes it available to us. If we look deeply, we will realize that we can never know anything other than the contents of our consciousness.
Is consciousness an outcome of the evolutionary process which helps us to survive on this planet, or is it the primary base of the Universe, i.e., the real “stuff” of the Universe?
Being an inconsequential fly sitting on the side of a cart wheel, moving from one city to another, does not sound very exciting or energizing!
But just look at us humans in this supermassive universe, existing on a very inconsequential planet which revolves around an even more inconsequential star (one among the billions of stars in our galaxy). Further, our galaxy is but one among the hundreds of billions of galaxies out there in the observable universe! Well, relatively, being a fly on a cart wheel does not sound so bad, does it?!
Yes, but all this is true only on the physical plane. Many Yoga masters claim that the axis of the universe is our spinal cord.
Wow‒what’s this?! Are we missing something here?
Most physical problems stem from the mind but there is no western medicine that works to correct it at that level. The solution for such a comprehensive correction lies only in Yoga. It is the ultimate root cause correction!
But the key question is – Can we really break away from our past conditioning to pick up a truly beneficial new path? Well, this book attempts to answer that question....
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” - Lao Tzu
While this story begins with an exploration of the existence and nonexistence of free will, it ends with deep insights into what human potential really is. I believe every person should live up to his or her potential, but then, many times we trade our lives for things that matter less...
Like Lao Tzu says, every journey begins with a single step, and this book could well be a turning point in your personal journey!