I am not my body, I am not even my mind

I have already written about practicing Isha Kriya here on this site and I have also been using it as an easy way to make mediation accessible to students. One of the questions I get asked most frequently is ” if I am not my body, nor my mind – then what am I?!”

“I” is the ego talking: ” I want”, “I need”, “I desire”, the body is just a temporary vessel , our “meat suit”. What we look like, how we define ourself by dressing , this too is ego.

When the ego is stripped away, when the body has disintegrated, what is left is pure unadulterated spirit- with no casing “I” becomes a pulse of pure energy, part of the universe and the meditation brings us to conclude we are all just pulses of this universal energy, timeless and all the same.

I’ll tell you a little story. I love the sea more than anything and I took a walk out before dawn with my dog Ozzie. The world was silent and still, fog lay low over the town and visibility was poor. As I hit the promenade I started running with Oz and mentally repeated Isha Kriya. Running alone with my sweet pup I felt truly that we beat with one heart: I am not my body, I am not my mind, I am the fog that caress’s me, I am the waves that sing to me, I am the seagull soaring high above, I am the shingle rough under foot, I am the seaweed clinging to the breakwater, I am the wooden planks that make up the beach huts, I simply am as we all are, a part of every living thing in this universe, known and unknown



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