I had a weird moment on the last night of 2016. It was around 11:45PM and I wanted to meditate (yes, I was preparing for my upcoming old lady status by staying in). My thought process was that by beginning 2017 with good, peaceful energy, those feelings would continue throughout the year.
So we scanned YouTube for something good. The second result on our list showed a clip of a man who looked like an Indian Santa Claus. That may have been why I clicked the link (though I’m hoping it was something more metaphysically magical than that) and watched his video.
Weirdly, everything this guy said completely spoke to my current predicament. I’m stuck in LA right now and vehemently wishing to be anywhere else, but I can’t leave just yet. It’s frustrating, to say the least. Sadhguru addressed the idea of being emotionally “stuck” and the problem with seeing happiness from an “outside-in” perspective.
The basic gist of his talk was that we need to realize that happiness truly comes from within. Yes, it’s something we’ve always heard, and to be honest I’m not expressing his vision the right way. You just need to watch him to understand.
So do it: https://www.youtube.com/user/sadhguru
Anyway, I continued watching, totally enthralled by this dude. He’s basically an enlightened being — you can see it in his eyes and the way he laughs. Yes, I may be one of those susceptible people who can easily get manipulated into a cult, but I fully believe this dude is legit.
So I signed up for his free meditation. It takes about twenty minutes a day, and it might feel a little weird at first for the newbie (there’s a lot of “omming”), but it definitely had a positive effect on my overall wellbeing. I had to stop after about two weeks because a lot of craziness started going on at work and I just couldn’t deal, but I’m going to try to start up again as soon as I can get into a better daily routine.
I’ve been watching more of his videos lately, and quite honestly, it’s been helping me better handle living here. Yes, I still dislike LA. Yes, I still desperately want to run away. But I can at least say I’m more zen about it 🙂
Do you think Sadhguru is legit, too? Do you have any meditation tips? As always, comment below with your thoughts!