Being a Witness (Part 2)

Posted on: Sunday, January 31, 2016 | Posted by: Art of Living Universe


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Continuation from Being a Witness (Part 1)......

There is some or the other event happening around you – some pleasant, some unpleasant. Like for example, in the cricket game, you may find that your favourite team is losing the game and the team you don't like is actually moving towards winning the game. Whatever happens, just remind yourself that you are simply witnessing it all. Can you all do it? Once in a while, try doing this. In the same way, something or the other is happening in your body. There is some pain somewhere, there is some sensation elsewhere. You may be feeling elated, or you might be feeling low, become a witness to this as well. Remind yourself again and again that 'I am simply a witness, unaffected by all that is happening. I am not participating in the scene, I am just watching it all happen before me'.

When you bring your attention to this, then all the restlessness and discomfort in your body disappears and you become still. See, why would there be some stress or discomfort in the body? It is because of desires. Desires cause some stress or imbalance in the body. When there is stress, then naturally you feel tired. But when you detach, when you become a witness to all that is happening, then all the stress disappears. The entropy of the body gets reduced (a scientific term referring to the degree or measure of randomness or disorder in a system).

To be continued......

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