How to be a Yogi in 5 Steps
- Give away your identity. You no longer belong to a religion, a race, a gender, a job, a story, a past, a future, a political party, an ambition, a role.
- Cultivate compassion. Without an identity, you are free to contemplate and feel a sense of other beings. Right wing, left wing, anarchist, atheist, Christian, saint, sinner, human, frog, fish, dog. You can place yourself in the shoes of others and feel their suffering, their confusion, and their love. You are no better and no worse than anyone. Love.
- Meditate. In silence and stillness, you come to terms with your own aloneness. You are alone in and as the cosmic web that is all of time and space and beyond both. Everything falls away leaving Being, Consciousness, and Bliss to shine in and of themselves.
- Serve selflessly. Live your life as you so will it. Practice medicine, finance, art, law, science, or whatever you feel inspired to pursue. But surrender your attachment to results. Failure and success aren’t the point and ultimately mean nothing. You are the Divine meaning in your life. Do your duty and be true to your responsibilities but without clinging, tension, and fear.
- Be a source. It is not about what you get out of life but what you bring to life. Everyone was born with something to contribute. By giving away our conditioned identities, cultivating compassion, meditating, and serving selflessly, we can discover what our uniqueness has to bestow upon the world around us–and how to do it without becoming infatuated or frustrated with ourselves.
You are no longer a consumer.
You are an emanator.