The cover star of our newly-released Summer 2020 issue is the renowned Indian mystic and teacher Sadhguru. He spoke to us about what lies ahead for humanity. What’s next? For a sneak peek of the article, read on!
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Extracts from Positive Life in conversation with Sadhguru
Sadhguru, one of the most influential men in India, is a yogi, public speaker and author of the New York Times bestseller ‘Inner Engineering; A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. Quickly becoming a vital voice in regards to tackling current issues, he is also a promulgator of a wide number of spiritual, educational and environmental endeavours. He expresses his vision as one where people are enabled to reach inner well-being, fulfil their highest potential as human beings and thereby harmonise both themselves and the world. Sadhguru is also the founder of the Isha Foundation, a not-for-profit charity dedicated to raising human consciousness through the science of yoga. Sadhguru spoke with us recently, offering readers words of motivation and insight.
Reboot Reset Renew
“For all those people who have been eternally complaining about too much work, their boss and bad traffic, this is the time to recoup. If we know how to make use of this time, we can come back with renewed strength and energy. If we can keep anxiety aside, and every one of us uses this time to upgrade ourselves by 10%, physically, mentally, emotionally and in terms of our competence, this will set the world at a different pitch and possibility.
We are offering various guided processes that you can download in an app or on the web that can support you in this.”
Maximise your lease on life
“In many ways, the virus, and the conversation happening around it, has brought mortality right up in our faces. Human life is very fragile. We are mortal creatures. We have a limited lease of time and it is ticking away at every moment. If everyone was conscious of this, where would we find time to fight, or abuse each other, or do anything that doesn’t really matter to us?”
“A time like this should be used as a realisation about how we should live our lives, what we should do differently within ourselves and around ourselves. The value of our humanity must become the prime factor. When I say the value of being human I mean this: every other creature in the world, in its very intrinsic instincts, always wants to live within a safety boundary, but what sets the human being apart is that, when our intelligence has flowered, our consciousness comes to a place where we want to break our barriers.”
“If we want to break our boundaries, this is the time – when our mortality is really in our face. We must use this as a point of realisation. We must bring humanity to a new level of realisation of the significance of being human.”
The Isha Foundation’s flagship course, Inner Engineering Online (IEO), is currently free for healthcare providers and is otherwise offered at 50% of its usual cost, during these challenging times. IEO is an intensive course for personal growth that imparts practical tools to bring our physical, emotional and mental capabilities to their peak.