Intensity without Intent
The month of February is always a month of mad activity at the Isha Yoga Center because there are events galore this whole month. Preceding Mahashivratri, there is Yaksha, Hands of Grace and Inner Way, and we just finished a glorious Samyama.
Weeklong Samyama has been a calming and cooling effect on all participants and all around. The long due rains that had held back for over two months sort of yielded on the final day of Samyama. A downpour on the last day is indicative of the blessed nature of life that meditativeness can cause. The Blessed energies overflowing from the Adiyogi Alayam will definitely reach far and wide.
It is this Blessed energies of unintentional nature that the world should be soaked in, where every life can pursue its own nature in harmony with everything else. Intensity without intent is the only way to kindle human genius without setting up a rat race. Right now there is a completely distorted perception in the world that only when a human being is squeezed the best will come out. This wrong premise has led to creation of societies that are pushing themselves towards criminal levels of competitiveness. Young children committing suicide unable to bear peer pressure, parental pressure and social expectation.
The alternative is not lethargic and languid social structure. An intense humanity, but without a specific intent. Intent brings immediate benefits but robs one of immense genius that no one is devoid of. This is only possible when people are deeply meditative. Vibrant without purpose as all man-made purposes are in essence a deviation from the fundamental life purpose. To seek and fulfill the purpose of life is all that there is. That is all life longs for, the multiple longings that people exhibit are only aspiration to find the true purpose.
This last phase of my life is dedicated and fully available to all of you who long to flower into this possibility and offer the same to all.
Ashram is abuzz with expectation of a feast of music and dance as part of the Yaksha Festival. After a week of Silence – Music.