All through our life right from the childhood, we have been told that we are individuals, However, Have you ever questioned the truth behind it? Have you ever asked yourself if you are really an individual? On one level it seems to be true, however, if you deepen this question, you will realize that this is not true anymore. If you are just using your intellect and logical mind, then you will arrive at all the wrong conclusions because the intellect works only within the limitations of 5 sense organs. However, if you transcend the limitations of your intellect, you will experience a deep connection between you and everything around you. Deep down in your experience, you will no longer be an individual, rather you will experience you and the other just as one single life. Though physically you might be separate from the other; experientially there will be no such distinction. This is the beauty of life, At the most subtle level you can experience everything as a part of yourself and at the same time at the gross level, you can maintain your individuality which is your physical body.
You might be wondering what’s the significance of such experience where you feel and realize the interconnectedness with everything else. I want you to just think of somebody whom you love and value immensely in your life. This person could be your child, your mother, your sister or your best friend. Now just create that same pleasant experience within you right now, which you have when you are with that person. You will see that it will simply turn you sweet and will make your life beautiful. Now imagine if you can become such a wonderful person by just falling in love with one being, What will happen when will you feel the same deep connection with everything else in this existence. You can’t even imagine that experience in the wildest of your dreams because that experience of oneness is beyond all the limitations of your imagination. Once this dimension of experience becomes accessible, you will see, who are you from within will be completely transformed. It will be like a re-birth for you. The outer world probably will never notice that change because everybody is busy with their own drama, However, you will be simply ecstatic for no reason and in your perception, you will start experiencing life more vividly in its real essence. You will also reach a state where the mind is no longer a problem for you and your body, mind, and emotions are working in tandem to create perfect harmony within yourself. Using Yoga as a tool, each one of us can create this possibility for ourselves, where experientially we realize that we are all an outcrop of a single ocean of awareness (Or popularly known as consciousness) at the most fundamental level which we also call as Being. Once individual human beings have this realization, that will be the end of suffering in their life and a new life force will take over which will only work towards the progressive expansion of happiness and Joy in their life.
Peace and Love!