The human being has several versions of the brain-mind connection . . . all used at different times for various reasons. To mention a few, there’s the subconscious, conscious, and supra-conscious . . . negative, positive, and neutral . . . comparative, competitive and intuitive, and combinations with permutations of these and more.
The supra-conscious is also known as the higher mind; it discovers identity through sacred disciplines, connections of equilibrium and intuition. The subconscious is often referred to as the lower mind — it’s an instinctual, autonomic mind, finding identity through comparisons, competitions, and separating emotions. The subconscious has many essential functions in the maintenance of health and life, but it’s not an accurate method of knowing anything about a true identity. It’s been used however for thousands of years to establish the identities of the hierarchies in human existence. Hierarchies even erroneously persist to this day amongst the ‘so-called’ sacred communities with their religious and spiritual orders.
In these states of comparison, competition and separation, the mind focuses on differences, and disconnections — ignoring the similarities, equalities and true relations. This is the road most travelled . . . used for the purpose of establishing unequal order, which ultimately produces an unsustainable order leading to competition and conflict.
Life has arrived on a threshold of disaster . . . the collective wellbeing is demanding a shift in the experience of identity. Now is the time for identity to recognize equality, and to originate through discipline, and intuition. It’s time to drop the comparisons and competitions, and transform all the hierarchies into higher-keys.
Our prayer is that you gather the courage to step out of the competitions; out of the comparisons, and into the connections that create peace and the service to support all life; that you learn — through a daily practice of stretching, body-postures, breathing, chanting, and silence — to activate your higher mind; to discover your higher purpose, and become a higher-key.
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.
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