Its often said that the aim of spiritual practice is self-realisation – to be conscious of your true Self in every moment.
But this isn’t enough. The question then becomes, “What do I do in a Self-realised state?”
Embodied, sensual, sensory, thinking, desiring, loving, wanting, laughing….
I don’t want to just sit on a yoga mat and meditate! That doesn’t appeal in the slightest.
I want to eat and laugh and tweet and dance and work and play and wear pretty clothes.
I look forward to a Sensual Self-Realisation.
‘Out with the old. In with the new.’
Mostly, people wait till ‘the old’ is well and truly worn out before letting go of it. Relationships, jobs, business practices, eating habits…. we wait till its past its sell-by date; then we let go.
But the body’s wisdom is so much finer and saves us so much time, energy and heartache.
I’ve noticed that my body senses immediately when something is old. When I ignore that sensual wisdom and wait till I see the logic of it, letting go is painful – the way I imagine a chemical peel would feel.
When I listen to my body immediately, letting go a lot easier.
I still feel the ending, parting or change, but the rub is gentler – like sloughing away dead skin cells with a luxurious exfoliant.