Sleep-Walking

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Today’s humanity finds itself sleep walking through a concept of life rather than living life itself. We’ve developed this conceptual life in an evolutionary search for pleasure, and to protect ourselves from everyday pains of experience. Extremism attempts to pierce this numbness, but it’s a failed reaction. Ironically, this has become a very painful dead end – with food that isn’t good, medicine that isn’t medicine, beliefs that aren’t believable controlled by feelings and thoughts that aren’t ours. They are composite drawing of some joys, hopes, fears, angers and doubts – mixed up with anticipations reacting to the joys, hopes, fears, angers and doubts of other’s.

Life has become the media driving our anticipations by comparing someone else’s memories to all our present day fantasies – a far cry from experiencing the experience of living life. We’re actually having a virtual walk through of the showroom life that we’re supposed to be experiencing to be experiencing.

We avoid experiencing where we are at because we have developed a belief that it is not what we should be or want to be. Our life, always compared by the marketing power of media, where satisfaction does not sell products but rather discontent, stumbles sideways in search of some forward looking consumable. In this comparison driven dilemma we feel wrong and we have being wrong, so we avoid “being” altogether. We live in a concept of living, while we’re in fact avoiding the very starting life of life. Externalized and disconnected from our life, we cannot even begin.

You, as your present identity, arrived with a consciousness – collected, nourished and grown, through thousands of progressive incarnations. Your destination, the true identity of your incarnation, is your journey from where you are to who you are. The ancients called it rasayana – a Sanskrit word for the path of pure essence, using innocence to locate your inner-sense and arrive at some common sense while experiencing life.

There are only two promises you must bring to this journey:

1. I accept the starting point of where I am

2. I believe I am authorized to reach my destiny

Set up a personal daily practice of yoga, conscious breathing while walking and meditation. Move one small step forward every day and measure your progress daily, weekly, monthly and particularly every forty days. Celebrate your experiences when you succeed and also when you fail.

Remember that failures are very important steps toward your goal—that of your destiny. Failures pave the roadways to every success. This is the lifestyle of the new evolution, and it is very much alive for you today.