A person came to visit Thenix a few days ago, she had a problem with remembering things. She forgot her items everywhere. She forgot her wallet, her money, her passport, her cell phone charger, her hat, etc. She was forgetful in general. But, if you ask her about any TV episode, she knew the lyrics to the intro song, she knew the names of the actors in it, she knew the details of each episode, she knew everything. TV was her escape.
All of us have means of escape, different devices that we use to escape from the doldrum of life, or something else. I started wondering about Yoga and how I use it to escape. You might think that Yoga is a good thing to use to escape, as opposed to food, TV, shopping or drugs. But the point of yoga is to release yourself from bounds of all kinds. It isn’t so you can create new bounds in the form of Yoga. I use Yoga to escape from banality of myself. Yoga makes me feel special, and important. It reminds me of the miracle that is life, and makes me realize that every living thing is a piece of art. It reminds me that I’m lucky to exist in general, lucky to exist in such an innovative, exciting time, lucky to exist in such a free country, lucky in every way.
It opens up my thinking, it brings the truth to me, and makes me realize the lies that I feed to myself. In every way, Yoga is a good escape to have, but as long as you realize you are using it to escape. The truth is what is important here. Realizing the truth and not letting lies control your actions. As long as you are the one in control of your life, rather than something else, you are good to go. Being critical thinkers, and open-minded, you use Yoga as an escape, because you are aware of the use.
What do you use to escape from life and its vagaries?