The theme of our first Life Enhancement workshop in 2020 will be New Year resolutions and how they are usually about wanting to become a better “me”. This, of course, leads to a conversation about our having two natures – a higher nature and a lower nature or Sat-svabhāva and asat-svabhāva in Sanskrit. Our real happiness and true spiritual love, are experienced when I am living in harmony with my higher nature or Sat-svabhāva. My lower nature arises from my body and mind and is not really who I am. Therefore identifying with the age, appearance, sex or the race of my body will always lead to unhappiness in so many ways. My eternal and spiritual nature (the nature of “me”, the soul itself) is my actual identity. My New Year’s resolution could be to renew my commitment to the practices which bring about my self-realization and therefore my happiness, peace, a restful heart, and spiritual love.
At these ‘Life-Enhancement Evenings’, we will be exploring ways to improve our lives from the wisdom of the ancient Vedas. This great wisdom has been passed down by self-realised yoga masters since time immemorial, however, even in this modern world, this knowledge is so relevant and practical, it can be easily applied to our lives.
Each Life Enhancement Evening will also include practical meditation techniques such as Mantra Breathing, mindfulness, japa and kirtan as well as refreshments to you allow you time to ask questions, socialise and associate with like-minded souls.
26 years ago, I began exploring the ocean of spiritual knowledge contained in the Vedas and it completely and utterly transformed my life. I am now trying to pass on this wonderful gift to others in the hope that they will reap the many benefits that I have. I hope you can join me for this inspiring exploration.