You are not only that which you are. You are the world around you, the textures and colors of the leaves and sky. You are a sensory experience of everything that is. Eyes to see infinite beauty, ears to hear the music of truth. Letting go of the extraneous, the distractions of our environment, is the path to truly living. Our existence is forever complicated by our grip on the physical world; we focus on the appearance of the form rather than the essence of the experience.
Life isn’t from one day to the next; it’s a million moments of Here and Now that melt away when we try to grasp them. Escape to life- to the truth of your existence, the marrow of your soul. The natural state of your being is one of peace and ease. The complications of the modern world cause us to forget that we are whole, and all that we need we already possess. Just as a seed is a tree, and a caterpillar is a butterfly, we are the transcendental versions of ourselves, contained.
Unsheathe your inner light and exist in that place of authenticity, unfurl yourself in the present, and find that which you seek. At the core, nothing exists but truth. When all else falls away, we are left with the purest form of ourselves, a clear stream of consciousness that flows outside of time and memory, and from which each drop contains the whole. We cannot conceive that which is outside of our understanding, but we may experience it, surrendering to emotionality and confusion, accepting the question without an answer.
Yoga invites us to realize the aspects of ourselves that are hidden underneath experience and desire. Freedom from want is not found through attaining, it is a state of being, a place in your mind. Relinquishing the grip on the physical world and steeping yourself in the simplicity of being is truth, is freedom. Imagine each moment as an eternity, stretching in all directions of possibility, an infinite series of events, overlapping and interweaving. You are the precipice, the catalyst for all reactions, the end and the beginning, all at once. You are vast, and never-ending; you are the world.
Badhakonasana, or butterfly pose, is a seated posture that strengthens the legs and hamstrings. Placing the soles of the feet together with the knees wide, peel the feet open with the hands like a book. Drawing the belly button gently up and in, reach the heart out over the hands and feet. Allow the shoulders to roll down the back, and the neck to remain lengthened and relaxed. Play with reaching the hands forward like kickstands, creating leverage and pushing the hips back. Butterfly pose is highly beneficial in any practice, as it encourages the breath to fill the back body, massaging the spine and internal organs.