Your Awakening routine is essential

Do you have a regular self-practice? Perhaps you practice yoga? Meditation? Tai Chi? The way we approach our personal growth and the dedication we put into growing, results in noticeable positive changes to our inner landscape.

Spiritual practice

quotes A spiritual practice or spiritual discipline (often including spiritual exercises) is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities undertaken for the purpose of cultivating spiritual development. A common metaphor used in the spiritual traditions of the world’s great religions is that of walking a path. Therefore a spiritual practice moves a person along a path towards a goal. The goal is variously referred to as salvation, liberation or union (with God). Source: Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiritual_practice 

What The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali have to say about our awakening routine

Let’s use a quote from the yoga sutras to cover this topic clearly.

Book one – sutra 14

quotesPractice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time, without break and in all earnestness.

In only a few words, we find the majority of problems people struggle with, in the early stages of their awakening. Let’s break it down into the components.

1. Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to

2. for a long time

3. without break

4. and in all earnestness

The points are made very simply in the sutras, however, given even a little thought, we can see how much effort is required to continue the awakening process. With this, realisation can come a feeling of being overwhelmed by the dedication and effort required. Please don’t feel that way! All we need at this point is a commitment to improving. You should see as I did, the journey of inner growth is very rewarding along the way. You won’t have to wait years to see results, the awakening process doesn’t work that way. Even with a little dedication we will start to see results. Personally speaking, I had a massive positive shift after only attending two yin-yang yoga classes! Between 3 to 6 months of regular yoga, I started to notice very obvious signs of growth inside myself. I was very encouraged by my observations and inspired to do more.

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