What is Naturality?
Naturality is a natural path of four awakenings:
1.Awakening to the Problems
Fear and guilt are the two core problems of human life.
Fear is the fear of death of the body and also fear of death of the ‘I’ or personal self.
Guilt is the guilt of not living to our full potential and also the guilt of feeling selfish if we are trying to live up to our full potential.
2.Awakening to the Cause of the Problems
Emergence of ‘I’ or sense of personal self
3.Awakening to our Response to the Problems
Escape into the world to avoid fear and guilt; which results in alienation from life; which then results in life-energy being blocked
4.Awakening to the Solution to the Problems
Path of Naturality – Our unique natural path
On Naturality path we understand the natural laws and rhythms of our body, mind, and feelings and align our lives with those laws.
Many of us have enough knowledge and experiences but they remain fragmented. In Naturality we learn to integrate our fragmented knowledge and experiences and weave them into a harmonious whole. The drops of our experiences and knowledge merge to form a trickle; these trickles become a stream of insights; these streams a river of ever-widening consciousness; and the river flows between the two shores of passion and peace towards the sea, its destination to become free from fear and guilt.
Naturality starts with building a healthy identity if we don`t have one. We need to have a stable source of self-esteem to find our place in the world, which then prepares the ground to enter into our natural personality with which we were born. Knowing our natural personality is to read the book of our own life. It helps us in healing our emotional scars, cleans us from the burdens of the past and allows us to arrive at the Natural Self.
The Natural Self is the essence of our life. Without our natural self we merely become the reflection and shadows of our family, society and culture. Family, society and culture are essential for rooting in early life, but later on we have to go beyond their ways to find who we are.
By realizing our Natural Self we discover five natural virtues inherent in us. The first virtue is our inner power, to become an independent and creative person; the second is the meaning of our life which comes from within; the third is the experience of self-love through which we accept who we are; the fourth is the inner happiness which is not dependent on the world and the fifth is realizing our destiny, knowing what we are supposed to do in the world.
Beyond Natural Self, we experience expansive mind, expansive stillness and expansive fullness to arrive at unconditional love and freedom.
The Essence of Naturality
· Fear of death of body and personal self and guilt are the twin problems of human life
· Naturality is not a goal but a process, and each point and experience in the process is part of the Naturality. Naturality is in the beginning, in the middle and in the end
· A healthy identity is the first milestone on Naturality path
· Biology and the body are the underpinning of all experiences on the Naturality path
· Naturality is an education. Education means realizing what is already there within us
· The Naturality teachings are like scaffolding. They help us to build our life and live it fully. Once life is built, the scaffolding is no longer necessary
· The teacher is the guide, not the authority. They are the pointing finger on the path of Naturality
Naturality: Right Care all the Way
Dharma Daham, Dharma Manas, Dharma Buddhi-Atman
Right care to body, feelings, intellect and natural self
Dharma Priya Jan, Dharma Serva Jan, Dharma Desh, Dharma Dhara
Right care to family, community, country and the earth
Dharma Neham, Dharma Ekam, Dharma Hee Gatisheelta
Let love, oneness and movement sustain right care
Dharma Jeevan, Dharma Chetan, Dharma Hee Ananda Param.
Let right care bring the bliss of conscious living.
Sahajam Asti Asti Asti
I affirm this, I affirm this, I affirm this in my Naturality