“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
I think every one of you are already aware of Yin Yang, the ancient Chinese Philosophy of Dualism. Yin representing the darkness, shadows and Yang representing the bright side, the light. Yin contains a dot of light and Yang contains a dot of light, which means there is no darkness without light and no light without darkness, which completes the circle of life. You guys are wondering why am I discussing this in this article but do you know the philosophy of Yoga believe the same ideology. Shiva and Shakti are the two prime sources of Yoga which entails consciousness and energy respectively. Without consciousness, energy is aimless and blind similarly without energy consciousness is dormant.
In this article I am going to discuss how Yoga helps to balance the darkness and light within us.
The Present: Yoga will teach you live in Present. We often think about our past which we cannot change and often worry too much about our future which is not our hand. Present is the only truth, the only thing we can see and probably can change. No matter how many problems you are facing right now, it is your only truth and you have to accept and fight through it. Yoga will help you to cope with your present situation.
Peace Within: You a peaceful state of mind is not a piece of paper that you can buy from a book store. You have to find peace in your mind. Yoga and Meditation will help your body to connect with mind. Only then you would find peace and understand that peace lies within you. Love your life to stay live in peace.
Righteous: Yoga is not only about light and love. Sometimes you need to show your dark side to people who deserve it. Yoga will help you to control your anger and use it in the right situation. If you spread love to everyone and stay calm in a situation where protesting is the only option then people will think you are weak and take you for granted. Yoga will help you to protest in a wrong situation.
Mind and Body: You know most of our diseases occur due to one reason, the imbalance of Mind and Body. Our Mind desires things which are not healthy for our body and our body require things unwanted by our mind. It sounds complicated but it is a fact. How we love to eat junk food while our body wants healthy food. It’s our mind which tricks us. Yoga will help you to balance your mind and body desires to keep you healthy and wise.
Self-Acceptance: When you learn to love yourself, when you accept the truth, when you can balance your mind with body and when you know where to protest, Magic Happens. Most of our depression occurs because who forget to accept ourselves. Trust me you are pretty, trust me you are good, trust me you are lucky, trust me you are awesome, trust me you are the best, you just have to accept it. You don’t have to trust me, just trust yourself and I know you are so special. My dear, you are the only one who will stay by your side at the end of the day.
Yoga will help you to realize the beauty of nature, the beauty within you. It would help you to achieve your passion, your dream. My friend if you think you are alone, you should know that being alone is powerful and Yoga will enhance your power.
Hope you like reading this!