Seeking Self Actualization Through Ritualistic Practices
Yoga is the settling of the mind into silence. When the mind has settled, we are established in our essential nature, which is unbounded consciousness. Our essential nature is usually overshadowed by the activity of the mind. Patanjali
Unbound consciousness is a state of consciousness in which an individual is able to transcend the limitations of their individual ego and experience a sense of unity and oneness with the universe. In yoga, this state of consciousness is considered to be the ultimate goal of the practice and is often referred to as "enlightenment" or "self-realization." Through the regular practice of yoga, an individual can gradually cultivate the qualities of unbound consciousness, such as peace, clarity, and a sense of connectedness, and ultimately experience a state of complete liberation from the limitations of the individual self.
There is not one approach to transcending the limitations of the individual ego and experiencing a sense of unity and oneness with the universe. However, many individuals have found that regular practice of yoga, meditation, and breath work, Drishti focus, attunement to energy points and other varying spiritual disciplines inclusive of ashtanga, kundalini, or yin etc. may be effective in guiding the seeking to achieve this state of consciousness. In addition, engagement in meaningful contact with others and the world around us may propose a sense of something greater than oneself, such as nature exposure, volunteering, or practicing acts of gratitude, graciousness, and compassion, may also cultivate a sense of unity and oneness with the universe. Ultimately, the objective is sought through individuality of needs and desire by seeking ritualistic practices that are most moving in your life journey as well as a commitment to a regular practice that integrates a sense of cultivated inner peace, connection, and transcendence.
Finding stillness in the chaos of internal dialogue. How are you applying awareness of peace in yourself as a daily practice?