Of all the things one can be addicted to, perhaps self help addiction is the least damaging. But like any other unconscious compulsive behavior, constant SEEKING takes us away from peace and equanimity.
Powerful market forces trade on our resistance to present moment awareness and appreciation- self help is a is $13.2 billion industry.
Santosha, the Niyama representing CONTENTMENT, arises when we are at peace with ourselves and our circumstances. This is anathema in a striving, reaching culture. We believe that through constant effort we can overcome the cycle of life.
What is that cycle? We are born, we grow old, and we die. It’s simple, natural and beautiful just like in nature.
This is the way of existence. Accepting that we are born, we grow old, and we die, is the pathway to peace. We are exactly where we need to be right now because it IS where we are right now.
Take a deep breath, release, and then take another until