Being in love is one of the most ecstatic experiences we enjoy as humans. Is there a way to sustain this state of ecstasy in a way that is not entirely dependent on another human and yet feed all of our relationships, including our significant ones? Yes! And I would love to show you how.
Imagine a secret life that no one—not even the closest people in your circle—know about. In fact, it is better they don’t. Now imagine this secret life giving you access to beautiful spaces and intimate feelings much like the state of being in love. And imagine it providing you with powerful energies that makes you feel like you can accomplish anything. This is the secret life of a Tantric yogi.
The Isolation of Self-Reliance
Self-reliance and independence, values that we pride ourselves upon, are indeed valuable, but they also generate a sense of isolation. We can feel terribly alone, carrying the weight of all the responsibility on our shoulders.
The Tantric yogic lives in the constant awareness of an interior aliveness, an energy spontaneously bubbling up from the core of one’s being. She, or he, lives in relationship with this energy, at times even identifying with it although “it” has a life and will of its own.
In today’s world, there are many external demands on our time and energy. These demands may come from family, from work, from maintaining our bodies and our homes, and we can easily find ourselves caught between these demands and our own desire for self-fulfilment. Our own needs often come last and we find ourselves frustrated that something in us—our own deepest needs are not being met. What if we could turn that around in an unselfish way, where our own inner needs are met first and everything else in our lives benefits from this? This is exactly what I would like to show you through cultivating the secret life.
Over 30 years ago, my mentor, an English Benedictine monk, taught me that a relationship-in-love existed at the heart of Ultimate Reality, or Divinity, or God, if you want to call it that. Once you discover this living reality at the heart of your own being, you live in a state of perpetual love. He certainly lived this way.
Thanks to his teaching and example, I have been blessed with an amazing interior consciousness through cultivating the secret life. This secret life has methods, pratices and a vocabulary that has taken me decades to refine. I have always taught only that which I have tapped in an authentic way myself. This is why I have waited so long to teach the secret life to others.
The secret life is a way of meeting our deepest spiritual needs through a dynamic relationship in love, an inner experience that lives at the core of our being. My mentor ingrained it in me a long time ago that this is the one relationship to concetrate our whole life upon. And then, we must discover it in every other relationship, for it is only then that the secret life comes full circle.
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Extracted “The Secret Life of The Tantric Yogi” © Russill Paul 2015