You, The Traveler, Are What You Are Seeking

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Here is the entire quote from Swami Muktananda:

“You, the traveler, are what you are seeking.

Everything is within you.

The supreme inner stillness… is your destination.

It is God, the Self, Consciousness.”

In me?  Me, the one who is often confused and filled with unhappy thoughts and ideas, behaviors that surely could not fit into anything considered God.  How could it be that I am seeking myself?  That all answers are contained in me?  To ourselves and to a world that looks more to the exterior aspects of ourselves rather than to the grace that dwells within us, this seems a radical and egocentric concept.

“Neither shall they say, Lo here, or Lo there for

behold, the kingdom of heaven is within you.”

So said Jesus, the Christ

Luke 17:21

Every true religion, spiritual path, and great philosophy has held this belief in common.  Why should we debate and argue about it so much?  While I spent many years contemplating and doing just that, arguing the point, I was finally, through an experience called shaktipat (a spiritual awakening sometimes called a divine spark) brought to a place of wisdom where the Truth of those words were made clear.  All of us, every one of us, carries this divine Truth within ourselves, even when we are not aware of it, find it incomprehensible, or just plain ridiculous.

Whatever we believe or don’t believe does not alter the Truth.  Would it be so bad to think that you don’t have to look outside yourself to find the essence of love and compassion?  How hard would it be to offer respect and love to yourself instead of trying to pry it from outside yourself?  Maybe all the self-doubt and guilt and unforgiveness that we heap on ourselves is a totally wasted effort that spins us into cycle after cycle of more negativity in life.  Give yourself a break!  Stop the world and get off for a minute.  Take a look at that place in your heart where love abides eternally!

“I am the Truth. I am He whom I love, and He whom I love is I”

Sufi Al Hallaj

Think about it!  What if it is all true?  Imagine!

 

 

 

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About deannemincer

Deanne Mincer has been a long time student of religious and spiritual studies. For many years, she was a practitioner of yoga and in the late 1980's she was drawn to share her enthusiasm by becoming a yoga teacher. Her certification, from the Himalayan Institute, was a comprehensive two year program including the study of anatomy, diet, nutrition, Ayurvedic medical practices, the methods of teaching hatha yoga, the science of breath and the study of raja (the royal path of yoga) philosophy. She has taught yoga, meditation, and spiritual classes for more than twenty years. In the mid 1990's she became a follower of Siddha Yoga where she experienced a spiritual awakening called shaktipat and her teachings took on a new and freshly informed understanding. As Deanne continued her studies, she learned level one in Reiki and also sutdied with Henry Grayson, Ph.D. where she refined her work with muscle testing and the complex of energy healing methods Dr. Grayson has developed for use with his patients. Dr. Grayson's work is illuminated in his books, Mindful Loving and Use Your Body to Heal Your Mind. Deanne teaches group and private classes in yoga as well as stress reduction programs and meditation in many forms (sitting, walking, whirling, meditation in action, and "sleeping" meditation called yoga nidra). She has developed methods of using yoga in treating those with life threatening diseases as in the programs she designed for Gilda's Club and Friends in Deed in New York City. She was a consulting producer on an alternative health program for CNBC's Alive and Wellness, and she has demonstrated yoga on network television. Deanne created the audio DC, Inner Light Yoga with Deanne Mincer and she has spoken widely and demonstrated meditation in many venues. Deanne is an enthusiastic and joyful teacher. She is known for the keen interest she takes in her students' physical and spiritual development. She stresses that each student should work at their own pace in a non-competitive and caring environment. You can read some of the comments her students have shared in the Tesimonials Section of this site. Her teaching is grounded in her own steadfast spiritual awareness - that each of us is a being of eternal light and love and that we can all come to knowing this truth for ourselves. She is eager to help guide you on this joyful path of body, mind, breath and spirit.

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