You are Enough

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Are you happy? And I mean, are you *really* happy? Deep down inside? We often see happiness as a destination…a goal…somewhere, out there… outside of ourselves and something we are chasing.   I mean, after all, most of our daily interactions through advertisements (on billboards, TV and social media etc) feed us the biggest lie on the planet – that we are not enough.   As we are. We are not enough. That we should be unhappy with our current state of life/being and that we need something outside ourselves to satiate this desire to be happy. That something or … Read More

Obstacles to Happiness: The Kleshas… A look at Avidya: the root cause of Suffering

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So it can be said that we all have two main goals in life: 1) To be happy 2) To avoid suffering And this is true of all sentient beings! We all desire these two things in our life. In fact we all desire the goal of yoga – Samadhi…pure consciousness…a state where suffering doesn’t exist and we simply exist with awareness. So what is it in life that prevents us from experiencing this state of Samadhi? In the yoga sutras, Patanjali describes five obstacles to happiness. These obstacles are called ‘kleshas’ which in Sanskrit is translated as ‘poisons’. The … Read More