If there was only one thing that could be changed about yourself what would that be? If you are able to filter it down to only one important thing that if changed, could bring a huge difference in your life, then that filtering itself is half the job done!
Last few days was in silence and took some time off to reflect about this – what’s the one most important thing that I need to change about myself?
After much deliberation I realised that I’m so lucky to be initiated into Samyama by Sadhguru and also know experientially that if I’m able to be aware of my breath all the time, everything about my life becomes effortless.
Inspite of knowing it, this awareness has taken a back seat due to many reasons. All those of you who have been through Samyama would know this – that if you are able to maintain the awareness of Samyama all the time then there is nothing more to be done – not only life, Sadhguru even mentioned that this will hold you in good stead even beyond life.
Before Samyama, I thought so many things in my life needed to be fixed – maybe commitment, composure, family, focus, food, sleep, sadhana, hesitation, shyness, laziness etc. There was no dearth of items on my to be fixed list and it looked to be never ending! I was so caught in trying to figure out which ones to fix first and how and which is the most important? With Samyama, in one single stroke all these doubts came crashing down and Sadhguru gave a beautiful tool – the one and only thing I need to focus on.. Couldn’t have asked for more.. It felt like finally the answer had descended!
So then I wondered, why is that it had taken a back seat? I think the one reason for me was that I have been having too many priorities and maybe have feared missing out on them by just focusing on one. Life has been just going full throttle with so many loops which has kept me busy ..i think busy is the culprit here – we think we are busy but it’s just that our priorities are not clear..you always figure out how to do something if it becomes high priority for you!
So decided that it’s time to try again and refocus on the most important priority ..the one and only priority. Whatever happens around it, let it happen!
6 thoughts on “What one thing would you like to change?”
Wow. So beautiful. U r right. Being in samyama all the time she b the priority, everything else will fall in place. Thank you for reminding us.
Thought provoking article. I was able to relate every single aspect you had written. I was just doing what was needed for the day…wasn’t sure if I was right. Simultaneously I carried lot of guilt for things I couldn’t do. This article came to me as a reminder to my Samyama experience and as a solution to overcome my guilt. Thank you Anna.
Enjoyed it, please keep on posting on regular basis.
Very well written .
Beautifully written. I think we can focus on the breath inspite of being busy, being busy is an active state of mind and body, being aware on the breath is beyond the two. Pranams..