Who is a yogi? The yogi is one who understands the limitations of individuality, the falsehood of the personality. The yogi is one who understands the falseness of appearances and tries to penetrate reality. The yogi is one whose heart is longing to be in union with the Cosmos. The yogi's heart melts at the suffering of others. The yogi's heart, the yogi's mind, are not clinging to selfish interests.
The yogi is one who is contemplative, who is meditative. The yogi is one who cultivates a positive, befriending mind, the continual, living awareness of the full truth of his or her existence. Through meditation, the yogi realizes what a great gift it is to be a human being.
What a great gift it is to have a human mind. What a grace to have this wonderful, unique system of mind, heart and soul, which can commune with Nature in totality, provided we keep the instrument properly tuned.
Regular practice is essential. Everyday practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. Practice being more awakened. Practice being more aware. Practice being more accepting. Practice becoming more conscious. Practice understanding the presentations of life that come to you. They come to you at every moment from an unknown, unseen Divine source.
Beautifully said, Baba. Namaste.
Thank for taking a deeper look at what being a yogi means. I know there are many, who do not wish to utilize the deeper teachings out of fear and other man-made pretenses.
There is nothing more empowering than gaining power over self. Thank you for sharing.
Love & Light,