Have you ever had lyrics, poetry, songs or creative inspiration of your own come into your head when you’re in the middle of doing dishes, raking leaves, driving, eating a favorite meal or just doing something sedentary you’ve done many times before? When it was over did you feel you had been away for some time only to realize it was seconds? Did it feel like a dream while you were awake and leave you with a feeling there is more out there than what we realize? Did the moment leave you feeling bliss inside and out? We’ve all had these moments in our lives, some more than others, and on a regular basis.
The practice of Ayerveda calls this sattva, moments of purity, absolute wisdom and the feeling of harmony, bliss and contentment. It’s the principle of balance. Sattva gives rise and awareness to our senses. It will certainly make you question who we really are on this earth. These moments also have the incredible power to heal us. As one of the three universal gunas (sattva, rajas, tamas), sattva is the boss man that allows us to perceive so clearly and purely that when all is clear liberation will occur. A single profound moment will show you the absolute differences in clarity and perception from your everyday thinking and enough truth you’ll want to act on it.
Doing the dishes this morning:
In our lives it seems so much is broken
In our lives there seems so much despair
In our lives it seems so much is spoken
And there’s no one there to care.
While walking in a beautiful mature forest:
It came to me a message
A moment in the breeze
From all around the earth
And filtered by the trees
In these times of connectedness we’re taken away from the mundane and operating on auto-pilot while our minds are journeying. But journeying to where? These moments are proof of who we are, spiritual beings in a human body. One. We are the true essence and qualities of the person standing next to us. More on that later… ~CY