Reconnect with your Self
According to the ancient historian Plutarch, “Know Thyself” was originally the admonition “Gnothi se auton” (“Know Thyself”) inscribed on the Sun god Apollo’s Oracle of Delphi temple in ancient Greece. [Who Am I-Blog]
It was Krishnamurti who made me aware of this etymology of “Religion”: Religion, Religiere, Reconnect. But with what are we supposed to reconnect, you might ask? For that I want to read the blog where I write about “Physiology of Meditation”. Because what I write now is based on the information you get in that blog.
Having established the next step for human kind is to get in contact with the body – reconnect with the body -, in that way that you to become aware of the streams that run through our nervous system. Because really our nervous system is a bio-electrical build that relies on sending information to the various plexuses we have in our body. The natural way for us humans to do so is the proven way of meditation.
And it doesn’t stop there. In order to make it somewhat more difficult I present you the notion that the Limbic System is the Pivot part of the nervous system. The part of the brain that converts thought/emotion into energetic/messenger information – and vice versa – in such away that our Conscious/Subconscious get into play and explains where the body/mind/spirit connection has its validity: Measurable, Real and Potential.
Becoming aware of this energy flow, making it real is what resembles the reconnecting with body/soul (Atman). One way of doing so is to focus on our breath and to do physical exercises. The pharmacological way is to use chemical inducers (drugs) of any kind. Those chemicals that can play beautiful tricks on our Consciousness and our Bodily Well-feeling, but not necessarily on our body/nervous system.
Reconnect through breath with Body/Mind/Spirit
So it is all about to become aware of Body/Soul. And that will bring us finally to the superseding reconnection with the Primal Sound (Brahman). Reconnecting with Primal Sound is really the next step for Mankind (Sri Aurobindo). And it has been ever since we started our existence as humans. People have many metaphors for experiencing the Primal Sound. I could name them but I choose not to. Because the way I describe things here is something you can have clean language about.
Having blogged this I wish you all the Best for 2008 and that you will find ways to reconnect with your Breath and ultimately with the Primal Sound!
Namaste, Om, Amen