4 Corners of Self-Realization

The very reason we are born, knowing that or not, is that we search for our Natural State. By living our noisy life, we are actually searching for peace and happiness, we are interested in Moksha, Liberation, Freedom, Transformation, you name it.

There are no strict rules how we should behave in the world but it is good to follow some guidance in order to remind us and keep us in line with our main life's goal...

1. Self - Awareness

Contrary to our beliefs, there are really only two things in the world; world (perception) and existence (awareness). To take interest in what has happened is to get involved in worldly affairs. That leads to nowhere.

At all time we should be aware of "I AM sense" and separate the sense of presence from our thoughts and words. Whatever we do, we have to be aware of our existence.

Our attention should be placed not awareness of our individual self but in the awareness of the sense of presence.

It is not self-observation where we observe our thoughts and feelings, it is actually forgetting our personal "I" and acting in the world. Performance is what matters and not who is a performer.

2. Detachment from personal "I"

The key of self-realization lies in DOING JUST NOTHING. It is the road across boredom, melancholy and depression. Activities create misery, worry and anxiety and they are included in the world. Being aware and let things happen on their own natural way is the key.

We want to detach ourselves from others and stand alone. Let's do things that must be done, don't engage in something new. To do something is restlessness of the personality -  identification with the body. It is the habit of ignorance, the habit of engaging in some activity all the time. we have to learn to leave people and things as they are.

We have to pay special attention to things that make us angry and investigate why something insults us and be completely free of anger. Usually the anger comes when our expectations are not met. The surge of anger indicates our habit of wanting to dictate things to others.

3. Compassion and humility

Generally talking, we are ignorant and cruel. We have to forgive those who don't understand us and out of their own ignorance try to harass us. Never harbor hatred towards anyone. Have no desire to take revenge because that results only in misery. We should not create enemies, rather forgive and move on.

Life is tough, not only for us but for everyone on this planet. There is no need to define why it is so, it just is. We need to be kind to others. Compassion is nothing else but stopping being cruel to anybody.

We should bee satisfied with what we have. The rich is not the one who has a lot but the one who needs less. Do not be greedy, not even for spiritual knowledge.

4. Performance is all that matters

Humor, flexibility, and being "large" from the very core of our heart is the key for happiness. Acting with lightness, humor, radiating energy of happiness and letting others take it, enjoying whatever we're doing.

In reality, whatever we've seen and experienced means nothing. Nothing has ever happened. To gain Self-Realization, the world has to be left as it is. Even the world is false, yet you and I indulge in it. That shows our doubts and spiritual immaturity.

Illusion is nothing. However much we may have achieved in this world, yet all is false.

To leave the world as it is, is the great act of courage. Fear underlines misery. We should be free of any fear knowing who We Are and enjoying our play. As awareness, we are free and we should behave like that.

These are four corners of Self-Realization. To be the one with your true nature is happiness. Being happy and leave others as they are. Do not judge anyone, don't gossip and don't consider people's actions as important. That's all.... and practice ashtanga yoga.