“Sanskrit, that feeling-rich language has ninety six terms for love. Ancient Persian has eighty. Greek has three. And we have only one…… If we had thirty words for relationship, we would be better equipped to observe the important dimensions of our lives…..We build wonderful Boeing 747’s and atomic generators, but we build very poor marriages and relationships. We stand in severe danger that our Brave New World of mechanical marvels may be overturned by the poor quality of the feeling function that has accompanied it.” – Robert A Johnson
We live in a world that over identifies with intellect and logic over feeling and resonance and in that we live more in the male parts of our minds at the cost of sensing, feeling, knowing and truly experiencing each other. When you know your mind and your body, less as machines and more as creative instruments of consciousness, you free yourself of whatever binds you, life opens up and you gain greater levels of Self mastery and embodied living.
The body is an energetic system in constant interaction energetically with its environment, not a machine. The more alive your body is, the more you are in the world. But you won’t find that mastery by studying books and understanding the conceptual, it’s a practice. Even the world of yoga has become at times so fixated on alignment, justifying techniques and the outer form that we are losing the art of these ancient practices.
Instead, turn in and tune out to the mechanical world for a bit and know that everything is vibration – vibration is sound – sound is resonance – resonance moves matter – matter takes form – and we are in a constant state of flux. The moment you set an intention for Self Mastery (going beyond the noise in your mind and all its habitual conditioning and connect to feeling) you elevate your own state and you move from and out into the world in a rarefied field of high vibration that embraces feeling and thinking as equal partners.
“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” Ekhart Tolle