The New Age Movement is “a liberation movement, seeking to free and to empower the individual’s private experience of spiritual realities — freedom from religious dogma and authority, and empowerment in the face of mainstream intellectual culture”.
A monk asked, “By what means is ‘hearing without hearing’ accomplished?” The Master said, “Setting aside not hearing, what do you hear?”
By failing to recognize the spiritual side of yoga, we really miss a big piece of the puzzle that could contribute to our understanding of its benefits. We see the more apparent (physical) causes and miss the finer, subtler psycho-spiritual causes.
After months of effort, I achieved what would be the beginning of all my success: mastering my mind. Every time a negative thought appeared, I replaced it with a positive one.
Why suffering? Believe me, an existential crisis can be the beginning of a powerful transformation.
Emotional intelligence (EI) better predicts your academic and professional success than your IQ. Emotional intelligence even boosts your life span.
By trying to systematize, organize, categorize, and simplify, we necessarily lose some mystery, subtlety, complexity, and beauty.