Little Flute Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure. This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life.This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. At the immortal touch of thy hands my little heart loses its limits in joy and gives birth to utterance ineffable. Thy infinite gifts come to me only on these very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still thou pourest, and still there is room to fill. /Rabindranath Tagore/
FIVE STATES OF MIND DISCUSSED IN YOGA (CHITTA BHUMIS) These are the five types of mind that are discussed in yoga: 1. Mudda mind – Dull, (donkey mind ) The mind is dull, sleepy, lethargic and lacking vigor. When we are in such a mental state we feel tired and not willing to engage with life. We easily give up and find numerous reasons not to move on with our intentions. If we are denied, or we have to invest more effort into getting the desired object, the dull mind drives us into a state of dissatisfaction. We easily complain and point out towards others.
THE FOURTH PILLAR OF YOGA – THE PROCESS OF THOUGHT ( VICHARA) “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit to the changes it has had to go through in order to achieve that beauty” – Unknown This pillar is referring to learning how to handle and discipline our own thoughts. To have that internal dialogue with ourselves and make a friend of our own mind. Our mind is like a monkey jumping in a veritable jungle of disjointed preconceived ideas, feelings, desires, sensations, tension, thoughts, restrains that put us in great disbalance. Our thoughts are more or less undisciplined and uncontrolled,
OUR BRAIN IS A TIME MACHINE Does time really exist ? According to the Natural Time theory, only the Present is the real time. Past and Future times are called ” mental navigation in time” or “psychological time” , as it is created by our own memory and imagination. Our brain is a ” time machine”; memory and imagination help us to travel forth and back in time whenever we want. This mental time travel is a human capacity that puts everyone into a dilemma: how to keep track of this “mental time”, while mind moves back and forth all the time? Science even tried