The 3rd eye center is the chakra of wisdom. It is the spiritual center in which we learn to act on internal direction, discerning between thoughts motivated by strength and those motivated by fear and illusion. To move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior we must be an impersonal observer by seeing the truth instead of trying to control how we want things to look and turn out dictated by past beliefs. The 6th chakra activates the lessons that lead us to wisdom, beautifully expressed in the Serenity Prayer, "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference." Sometimes that's easier said than done. We can be our own worst enemy. We must give up the need to control outcome and accept that change is constant.
The consciousness of the 3rd eye center is the ability to release the old and embrace the new with the awareness that all things end at the appropriate time and that all thing begin at the appropriate time. We can see how that works in our lives when we look back. Hindsight is 20/20 vision, right? Living consciously means living in the present moment and staying in the flow instead of swimming against the current.
Each of us has an internal reality that is the rhythm of our spirit. Discovering our inner wisdom and living according to it's direction brings us serenity and joy. It brings us energy and vitality because we're not fighting against ourselves and reality. What beliefs and attitudes would you like to change in yourself? When we wake up and let go of illusion to see truth, we are able to realize that the outside world doesn't have that much power over us. When we let go of how we thought our life should be and embrace the life that is trying to work it's way into our consciousness, the struggle lessens. We release fear and embrace the deeper truth that all will be well. We experience grace.
"When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
Tao Te Ching
Are you willing to make a commitment to listening to your inner wisdom?
Come to Recovery Yoga for inquiry through meditation, breath and gentle yoga at Namaspa, every Thursday at 7 pm.