In this article, we explore our thought processes as we commence our journey to seek peace.
There are times when we observe and think that we may be a bigger part of the scheme and that human lives have some greater purpose. It may be a fleeting feeling or a constant one. We want to know who we are and what we are searching for. We need help from someone to answer those questions – what you feel about life, how to guide children in the right direction and other such questions.
We turn to social media to find answers and get more confused. If we are not guided then a possibility is that we just look for things in the wrong places. This is more so because we cannot articulate what we are looking for. Are we searching for peace or happiness or perhaps a better lifestyle. And we don’t achieve it despite the fact that we desire it. It is because we don’t know what we want and are not looking for it in the right place.
Our Guru Maharaj, Dr. Chaturbhuj Sahay Ji used to say ‘you have not just one, but three bodies’. And you have to take care of all three of them. One is the physical body. Second, is the body made up of your thoughts or your mental body. You have to clean and take care of your mental body just like you take care of your physical body. The third is your spiritual body which is hard to fathom because it’s so abstract. You can understand the physical body and even the body made up of thought because you own those thoughts. The spiritual body seems very unreal and abstract.
But, it’s not.
Take this example.. You are standing on the beach and looking at an island farther away. It is isolated and appears just as a small piece of land disconnected from the mainland that you are standing on. But, that’s a point of view or a perception.The reality is that if you see under the ocean the land that you’re standing on goes under the ocean and that island is connected to the land that you’re standing on may be at a greater depth.
And once you realize that, you understand how the spiritual body is connected to you. It’s like for real. Now we know how we are connected.
So, now you know that you have to cleanse purify and tone up all the three bodies to be able to live a wholesome and healthier life.
Visit any yoga studio, they talk about the balance of the Body Mind and Spirit. That’s what it really is, understanding the deep connections that we have.
Some people called it the life source and some people call it the cosmic or the universal energy. We perceive God differently because it’s described differently. But if you know the way and if you look at it, this is the ultimate source of energy and is the energy that binds us all together because that’s what is common at that.