When I was first introduced to the idea of yoga as a science I was resistant. I was trained as an engineer and passionate about science and something was missing for me. What was missing was a deeper understanding of the word science, which comes from the latin scire, which means "to know". In the western world we have sought to know and understand the material world. In the east they have sought to know and understand the inner world. That would seem just as valid a science as the one we know so well in our world. And with that interpretation of science we can possibly find a new interpretation for technology.
Technology is understood to be the application of scientific knowledge for practical applications. Its origin lies in the greek word, Technologia, means "systematic treatment". When our knowledge is of the material world we are inclined to create technology in the material realm. The great yogis have shown that even though they have sought knowledge of the inner world they have knowledge of the material world, many times they have never even studied a book to acquire this knowledge. These same yogis have created just as many awesome things in the material world as a result of this knowledge, all with the focus of bringing forth the potential that exists within mankind.
There is a real push by many scientists and inventors to bring forward free energy technologies based upon a deeper understanding of the cosmos and the ether. The theory goes that they tap into the unlimited energy of the universe. If the principles of yoga are to be believed, and I happen to believe they are, then we ourselves can tap into that infinite reservoir of energy and share it with the world. Gurus transmit their energy and are never depleted, having full faith in the infinite energy of the universe and their access to it. Those of us mortals who have not fully accepted our true oneness with the source of all life can be depleted by the energy vampires of the world. It is important that we recognise our limitations so as not to make life more difficult for ourselves or others. At the same time it gives us hope for what is possible for ourselves.
"If the attention reaches that level [pure consciousness], what happens is like the small pebble
falling on the silent bed of the water. A small pebble falls, creating impulses.
Those impulses reach all the far places and all the water. Just like that, when
the conscious mind of one single individual transcends, we can imagine the
thrills being created on that silent level of consciousness, which is the
omnipresent reality. This pulsating consciousness of the individual creates
impulses of life all over, and because this is the very fundamental level of
everyone, everyone’s thinking, everyone’s consciousness is influenced by
that. It is very easy to understand."
- Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
And so perhaps technology can mean something new when we have personal access to the unified field. Those who already have access to the infinite source recognise abundance as a birthright and live to bring that awareness to others. If abundance for all is what current material technologies are seeking to achieve and yoga (which simply means "union" with source) is a science, then perhaps we ourselves are the technologies that we have been waiting for! We simply need to find our own way of unifying with that source.
I have always been fascinated with the concept of time and feel a twinge of excitement when reading science or philosophical meanderings about it. In the past it was something that always hurried by as I ran from meeting to meeting, client to client, always hoping I could catch up with time. I was forever its slave. Until, that is, I stumbled upon the now and all that it entails.
When I experienced a traumatic accident at the age of 14, one of the most memorable aspects of it was the seeming slowness of time as it unfolded. As I look back it now this slowed down time was a gift to me. There was nothing that I could have done to change the outcome by this point, but it helped me to see that nobody was at fault for what happened to me in that moment. Many others have shared stories with me about how time seemed to slow down for them when they needed it to.
The beauty of all of this is that we can consciously slow down time. Not by turning back our clocks or through any other mechanical advantage, but through the power of our own perception. You may be rolling your eyes at this moment, but when you talk to those who have found inner peace and success, they have been masters of time. Neuroscience backs it up to. Time is a master to most, but those in the know can slow it down and structure it so that time is not an enemy to defeat but a gift from God.
Awareness is the key. Awareness as often as you can remind yourself. It could begin with awareness of your breath in meditation. It could be awareness of the love you feel for someone in your life. It could be awareness of every bite of food or sip of coffee that enters your mouth. It is this kind of awareness that slows down our time and keeps us centred in life. As someone who has known busy, who has been trapped in the past at times, or looked ahead only to the future, it is powerful to be able to centre all awareness in the now.
Through this awareness we find that our actions arise out of inspiration more often, synchronicities guide our course and validate our choices, and we become masters of time once more. We accomplish more, we feel fulfilled in the greater version of now because we feel more fulfilled in the presence of now. Gratitude for each and every moment, whether of pain or pleasure, is easier to find and we can inspire it in others. It begins with awareness and ripples out through space and time. If you are new to it, welcome to your adventure of slowing down time.
Waking up without an alarm, experiencing more synchronicities, time traveling, greater inner peace - these are just some of the things you will experience in abundance when you heal your relationship with time.
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