This talk was conceived with the understanding that all outer conflict, including war, is a manifestation of pre-existing inner, mental conflict. Without inner, mental conflict, outer conflict does not spontaneously manifest in the body, nor in the world as war.
In 2022 we are all experiencing the horrors of war in Ukraine through a flood of digital images. We ask ourselves how inhumane, premeditated acts of death and destruction could arise in the 21st century. From a yogic perspective the answer comes as simple logic. When our individual and collective outer actions (thoughts, words and deeds) are based on our inner wisdom, peace is experienced, and we are able to fulfill the purpose of our lives. But when our individual and collective outer actions do not follow our inner wisdom, that interior conflict becomes the mother of all pain and sorrow––including war.
This presentation will help attendees to:
- Deepen their understanding of certain principles of Yoga Science, Philosophy and Psychology
- Understand the importance of Coordinating the Four Functions of the Mind: Ego, Senses, Unconscious and Conscience (Buddhi).
- Understand how to optimize Your Conscience to enable you to experiment with resolving your own mind’s inner conflicts. By practicing what is learned you will increasingly observe yourself acting out of kindness and compassion, rather than adding to the outer conflict in the world. Your skillful action will then bring you the purpose, resolve, courage, commitment and clarity you need in order to become a force for peace and prophet of Love.
- Understand how to cultivate will power, creativity and energy to do what is to be done, and not do what is not to be done to help turn WAR into PEACE.