No Drama Yama week 2: Satya!
OK so the practice of Satya is one that admittedly eluded me for a while!So,I want to share what I’ve discovered on my journey thus far,that may serve yours.One thing I struggled with is what truths to share.I used to fear that sharing just about any truth could hurt others.So I became almost completely restrained.I didn’t know it at the time,but by doing this I was denying myself and others genuine connection, the exact thing my soul wanted.I made a big shift when I committed to connection and non-violence and I started to notice two types of truths. Yesterday,I read @longtimesunyogi ‘s blog post and it articulated this concept so well “It’s more of an interplay between big “S” Self(universal consciousness,higher self, intuition, God, whateveryouwanttocallit)and small “s” self (personality, or ego).” Kyla was talking about the big S and little s related to her amazing journey, but this could easily be translated to the two types of truths I’ve been noticing.These two truths could be defined as the “big S truths” rooted in connection, love, kindness, and self-lessness. Then there are the “little s” truths, the more ego based truths rooted in fear, separation and self-ishness, making them inherently violent. These are the two truths that I believe Satya is referring to. By getting really clear on these truths I’m finally able to practice this restraint of Satya in a way that isn’t violent to myself or others.I am able to speak truth (big S)and I am also able to restrain truth(little s).I’m also able to clean up my messes when this doesn’t happen.Now, this may beg the question, how do we know which truth is which AND practice restraint? What I’ve discovered is that you will know! When you’ve spoke the truth of your soul it feels like electricity (big S) when you’ve speak the truth of your ego it may feel good in the moment, but it ends like (little s). I encourage you to try this practice on.See if you can begin to notice your truths and get brutally honest with your-self.Are they “big S” or “little S” truths? And can you show restraint based on the truth that’s showing up? From my heart and soul to yours, Namaste and Sat-Nam! - 4 hours ago