One simple thing is this – first and foremost processes, that’s why we put out this process called Isha Kriya. This is to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process. There is something called as you, which exists. This is not a composite of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes. Beyond that, there is you. If you close your eyes, even if you cannot see anything, you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out. But if you close your eyes it doesn’t mean that you don’t exist. You still exist.
The most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now
So beyond your thought, you still exist. Beyond your emotion, you still exist. So that you, the life that you are, this has to come into your experience. Why is it that you’re not allowing that to come into your experience, which is the most significant aspect of who you are? Who you are right now – the most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now. This is it. What I’m thinking, what you’re thinking is not the important thing. We are alive right now, that is the important thing. So it is important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you, and then you will see there is a natural distance between you and your thought process.
Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering
Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of suffering that human beings go through, physical suffering and mental suffering. Once you create a little space between you and your mind, between you and your body – this is the end of suffering. This is something every human being has to experience and know. Otherwise thinking I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts – all the best, it’s not going to work. 100% it’s not going to work, because nobody can remove it. They can avoid it for some time.
So when negative thoughts come, you say Ram, Ram, Shiva, Shiva, whatever you want. But this is just avoiding, it’s not gone. The moment you stop that, it will pop back with great force. Otherwise, it will come back in your dreams. So it’s very important, first of all – you need to understand your anger, your resentment, your fear, your anxieties, the negativity that you generate – generally, resentment, anger, it is always directed towards somebody. But we need to understand, this is poisons that we are drinking, and expecting somebody else to die. Fortunately, life doesn’t work like that. If I drink poison, I die. If I drink poison, you don’t die.
So we need to understand this – when I say poison, today you can have yourself chemically analysed. Right now, what is your blood work, what it says. Five minutes of intense anger, check your blood work and see, there will be lots of negative elements in it. Literally, you’re poisoning yourself. So do you want to poison yourself? Definitely not. Now the very question is coming from certain helplessness.
What shall I do? Don’t do anything. Just sit back, and just concern yourself with something which is a life process. May be your heartbeat, may be your breath, may be just a sensation of being alive. Depending upon how sensitive or how perceptive you are, accordingly find something. It could be a sensation in the body, it could be breath, it could be heartbeat, it could be anything. Something which indicates life to you. Just pay attention to that for some time. Slowly you will see there is a distinction between what is you and what you have gathered, which includes both your physiological and psychological possibility or mess – whatever you made out of it.