For one who is seeking peace and blissfulness, Sadhguru explains, when you are able to take charge and determine the nature of your experience, you will naturally create pleasantness for yourself and others. He explains that Grace is like a lubricant for life to happen smoothly.
Though nearly every individual has the necessary brain power to conduct their life, why does one sparkle with genius while another suffers from stress and anxiety? Sadhguru explains that the most important aspect is balance. Only when balance comes, then anything can be built. To bring this balance, he says, you must understand that your life and the experience of your life are entirely your making.
Using the example of a mango tree, Sadhguru explains the nature of the spiritual process and the ultimate flowering of a human being, which is known as enlightenment.
Without human memory, there would be no civilization. And yet, as Sadhguru points out, human memory is also the source of bondage, for all too often it runs the risk of preventing us from seeing life as it is.
The body, says Sadhguru, knows only two things – survival and procreation. While there is nothing wrong with the way of the body, it is limited – it is not the ultimate. He explains that if you try to make the limited into the unlimited, suffering is inevitable.
Sadhguru expounds on the various traps one gets into when using only the intellect to perceive life. He narrates a story from the life of Aristotle which reminds us that our thoughts, logic and intellect are not enough to know life in its immensity.
Though we often hear advice to “believe in yourself,” Sadhguru explains that by strengthening our personalities, we also cause our energies to become more rigid. This in turn hampers our possibility to transcend into higher dimensions of life. Spirituality, he says, allows one to become malleable by dissolving the personality and enhancing the presence of life within.