Just Learn to Look
There is nothing essential missing in your life. There is no need to wander from room to room. Nothing needs to change for blessing to occur. Just learn to look.
~Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
For many of us, we come to a time in our lives when we are looking for more meaning. We ask questions like what is this life all about? Or how can I be happier in my life? Or what is my purpose? We think that there is something missing and we become seekers. The teachings of yoga tell us that there is nothing missing in our lives, no matter what our life experience has been. We have everything and are everything we need. An example is the fish swimming along seeking water. We are already immersed in what we are seeking but we haven't noticed. All we need to do is to look around and look within. It is all there. Our meditation practice slows us down, opens our hearts and helps us to become aware of the beauty and joy that we already have and that is all around. We realize the ultimate purpose for all our lives is to understand that and to live by the peace that emanates from that. Then our individual purpose easily reveals itself to us. Just learn to look.