During the Masterkey course, we learn to sit in silence every day and to become the observer of every thought that passes through our mind. This is something that I also practiced when I started yoga and meditation 13 years ago. Day after day, I improved and I am now certainly more aware of the content of my mind (without judgement). I know that the only thing that I can control is precisely my mind, and it is not an easy task… I understand also that I am not identified with my own mind, nor with my ego or body, but that I am so much more than these (we all are). So, mind, body, intellect, heart are all tools that we have been given to live and act in this world. Ok, why I wrote all this introduction? Because I wanted to remind myself that I have all the knowledge I need to accomplish my mission on earth. Then, what? You may ask. Actually, my conclusion is that I no longer have excuses to tell myself, if I observe that I am sabotaging the necessary actions on my path. Becoming the detached observer of my thoughts is a great step to honesty, first and foremost, toward myself. What I discovered, then?When I try to find excuses for doing something that is taking me further away from my definite purpose, I scratch the surface and I find…..dragons of fear. I know, fear is trying to protect me from failure, disappointment etc., but it paralyses me. I feel so good in my comfort zone! What I fear most? I fear my own power. We all are powerful beyond measure and instead of celebrating that, I want to hide my light into a deep dark cave. At the same time, I do not want to focus too much on fear, otherwise I know that it will grow more and more into my life. I prefer to concentrate my energy on courage and see what happens. So, I will probably work a little bit more on this topic, because it is still an obstacle for me.
In the Indian Yogic tradition, there is a mantra to chant in this specific case: “Om gan Ganapataye Namaha”. It is a prayer to Ganesha, the elefant deity that removes the obstacles on our path. I am grateful to Deva Premal for this powerful mantra repeated 108 times. I listen to it constantly. Namaste!