Wellbeing

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR – NEW YEAR DISCOURSE BY SADHGURU


Time as an experience is relevant to all of us because we are mortal. Everything that you think you are in terms of body, mind, and emotions, is a product of memory. Every level of memory – evolutionary, genetic, conscious, sub-conscious, unconscious – is calibrated in terms of time. In some sense, the solar system has its own memory which in turn reflects in every life, every animate and inanimate form in this system – everything is shaped by the system as a whole.

You see the world because it is reflected in your mind. But the mind never reflects the self.

If you are totally absorbed in your physiological or psychological processes, you are a product of time. Being a product of time means being repetitive – your original nature will never find expression. This is the reason why since the time of Adiyogi, we have been talking about consciousness, because consciousness means transcendence of cycles of time. You may be aware of the world outside, but you are not conscious that you as a life are here. You experience the world and its people, but you have no experience of the self.