Self-realisation is the journey we take to discover who we are are and what we want. It is about us wanting to live more purposefully and meaningfully. It is about finding our place within the scheme of things. A place we come to be at total peace and ease within our own skin. The best part is that it is possible in this lifetime.
An ancient mantra sums it up
When I was first taught this mantra by my teacher, I looked it up to see what it really meant. But reading about it and having its meaning truly descend upon you are two very different things. For something to become personal and experientially meaningful, it has to come to a point where a sudden burst of light happens in your head and then you just know. Your head knows and so does your heart.
And what this mantra sums up is our only real purpose in life. To find the light within us in order that we come to know who we truly are. I truly think it describes the journey to a tee.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
From Untruth to Truth, from Darkness to Light,
From Ignorance to Enlightenment, from Mortality to Immortality
I truly believe that self-realisation boils down to finding the answers to these 3Qs.
What is the meaning of my life? Who am I? What do I want?
As I worked with people from all walks of life, there is one thing common to all of them and that is, being settled within ourselves depend on finding the answers to the 3Qs.
These are also the very questions that push us out of the door on a spiritual quest, to get on the Path so to speak. Oftentimes, it is after an arduous journey over many a valley and mountain that we finally find the answers.
Transformation is a mega metamorphic change
I liken the journey of self-realisation to the metamorphosis of a butterfly. Like the caterpillar that has its being totally de-constructed into a DNA soup before it can have wings to fly with, the inner journey is just as profound.
You are going to need all the tools you can find as you undergo a total transformation.
Unless you know who you are and what you want, it will be difficult for you to take your life to the next level. The reason is that you will feel like you are stuck and don’t know which way to move. So don’t be stuck. Take flight and soar.