Finding Purpose: Forming New Beliefs

Now for my personal experiment, while going through the motions of my yoga teacher training I was challenged.  I wasn’t sure sometimes what this was all about.  Why are we doing all these breathing techniques and why are we meditating all the time?  Until finally one day it came to me.  There is something bigger than myself that I belong to, that I am a part of.  This journey started with learning to spend time with myself, in my own mind and be in the present.  Then it moved on to something more, to feel as though I was a part of something bigger.  I always believed deep down that I was a part of something bigger than myself but I never felt it until tapping into yoga techniques.  It helped me reach a place of understanding.  Don’t get me wrong, I still have a long way to go but I feel as though I am already enlightened.  At least much more than the vast majority Americans are aware or enlightened.  Our western culture has created this environment of competition, of go go go, do more, be more, make more money, be more successful. But is this what life really has to offer, is this what we are here for?  My answer is no. I believe we are here to serve, to be in service of others and through that and only that do we find our path to that greater being, that connection to something that is greater than us.