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Every person possesses an infinite source of potential within. Our true nature is not limited by circumstances, experiences, or external factors. Rather, it's an acknowledgment that our essence is rooted in consciousness, which is unbounded and creative in nature. Embracing our pure potentiality involves a shift in awareness. It requires us to move beyond the confines of ego-driven desires and fears, and connect with our deeper self – a self that is not defined by achievements or possessions. By tapping into this wellspring of potential, we can access creativity, insight, and inspiration that surpass our conditioned limitations. "Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny" - Gandhi Upon realising our genuine nature and comprehending the law of karma, the principle of cause and effect – where similar energies attract one another – the practice of the yamas and niyamas outlined below naturally becomes apparent and effortless.
The first of the eight limbs, yama, translates to restraint, discipline, or control. The yamas are practical principles designed to steer human actions within the context of the world's karmic, cause-and-effect dynamics. Much like gravity, these unchanging karmic laws render the yamas just as relevant to be practiced today.
Niyama, limb 2, translates to positive duties or observances. These practical principles were formulated to direct individuals' conduct within the context of the world's karmic cause-and-effect dynamics. Their significance also endures to the present day.
Genuine understanding arises from firsthand experience. Observe the interconnected nature of our world – how actions lead to outcomes. Initiate a practice of journaling; recognise that what might seem like mere coincidences stem from the materialisation of our thoughts. Set intentions for your days, allowing your desires to flow effortlessly. Pose the question, "Who can I become?" with an understanding that all paths are open. Align yourself with this vision. The 8 limbs serve as a guide toward this realisation, where boundless possibilities await. Reflect upon your highest self. Are you embodying that essence? Envision living authentically to your fullest potential. Picture a typical day unfolding, from sunrise to sunset.
Once you've completed the above, test your comprehension of the theoretical concepts below. This testing phase will help solidify your understanding and application of the knowledge you've acquired.