Updated: Aug 27, 2022
The mind exists as a servant to the soul. But it can become a structure that limits us.
It can be a blessing or a burden. It can be a useful servant or a vicious master dictating our life. The good news is that we are able to align it with our soul.
When the mind is aligned with the soul, each thought that is stimulated from the intellect is perceived and acted on with clarity and reality. When the mind is full of unconscious emotions, projections, intentions, and attachments, the thought is perceived for other than what it is. This masked thought becomes the basis of false judgements. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga we learn to regulate the reaction of the mind to each thought. When that happens each thought is perceived clearly and surrenders to the intention of the soul.
Our mind acts like 10 toddlers wanting different things. It can be hard to know what the right thing is, when our mind is so busy and we don’t have to tools to quiet it. The reaction might be to please all 10 toddlers which can lead to unhealthy habits, cravings, and/or burn out. It can also lead us to not knowing what to do and where to start and we procrastinate.
When we learn different tools through Kundalini Yoga, we become the observer of our mind. We learn not to let the mind limit us. Eventually the mind will surrender and be our assistant. The 10 toddlers will assist us, instead of being demanding and limiting.
Once we learn to quiet our mind, we can hear our soul’s voice, our intuition. The inner knowing, which is always there and always right, we just didn’t learn to connect with it.
Through the exercises, mantras, meditations and pranayama you will learn to challenge yourself, observe and quiet your mind. Eventually your mind will surrender and what you learn on the mat, you will be able to apply in your daily life. That’s when true change happens.
“When you conquer the mind, you conquer the world.” ~ Indian Proverb.