You have been completely consumed…you are now obsessed by your daily routine. Your eternal existence is philosophy…mythology…how reversed!
So our lives are upside down. We focus on the illusion ignoring the eternal reality. That’s why death is such a shock because when you leave the five senses, which define and observe the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, ether…when you leave that construct nothing makes sense if your entire life was absorbed by your daily struggle. Nothing on the other side of time makes sense.
That is why everyone fears death.
It’s like going into a class where you know they are going to give a test today and you haven’t studied and you hope it will be a multiple choice. Then you realize… oh…it’s an essay…in fact, it’s five essay questions. You’re what they call SOL . . .so out of luck. DOA . . .dumb on arrival. We’re gifted these years, we’re gifted these months, we’re gifted these weeks, we’re gifted these days, we’re gifted these hours, we are gifted these minutes, we are gifted these seconds, we’re gifted these breaths to wake up.
How are you going to use the gift? How are you going to utilize that which is so rare on this earth?
Guru Singh is a world-renowned yoga instructor, author, musician, and family man. Guru Singh works with the Dalai Lama, teaches with Tony Robbins, and has recorded an album with Grammy® Award-winning artist Seal. He can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
Check out Guru Singh’s most recent book: Buried Treasures: The Journey From Where You Are to Who You Are.