Five Elements of Naturality- Naturality in daily life
The teachings and practices of Naturality form a comprehensive and clear framework that can help us to deal with the problems as they arise at various aspects and stages of our life.
1. Naturality of Love and Relationships
We seek love and relationships to fulfil our desire for security, pleasure and attention. In our search for love, we try to live our life through others. When we make others the objects of our desire, we become tempted to try to mould them to fill our needs and to share our world view. However, this misguided approach brings an end to love. Love can only exist between two individuals who are equal and are not trying to change each other. When this relationship of equality does not exist, love is bound to wither and die. That is why so few people experience an enduring love, and instead keep on seeking new relationships.
Once connected with our natural self, we experience love within, a love that illuminates others with its glow. In this love, there is no search for security or desire to change others. Such love paves the path for universal love and eventually unconditional love.
2. Naturality of Emotional and Mental Health
Emotions and feelings form the core of our natural personality, without which we can’t function in the world. Knowing and understanding our emotions and feelings are the essence of living. Naturality begins with building a healthy identity or ego, which can protect against emotional and mental illnesses. Although we may still experience turbulent emotion, a strong identity prevents the progression to serious mental illness. Later, by discovering our natural personality we learn to live in a state of love, well-being and creativity.
3. Naturality of Aging and Old Age
Many feel burdened as old age approaches. Our minds can’t accept the fact we are aging and we can’t do the same things that we did in the past. We don’t realize that aging brings many blessings. We have to know how to use those blessings rather than remaining stuck in the patterns of our youth.
In Naturality, aging and old age is the time for adventure, for exploring the outer world as well as the world within. It’s a time to fulfil our dreams and discover our natural self. That process brings delight to our daily living as well as an outpouring of creativity that we’ve never experienced before.
4. Naturality of Death and Dying
Life and death are two sides of the same coin; they are both complementary sides of nature. We cannot live fully without accepting death, and we cannot die in peace if we have not lived fully. However, our minds hold life and death as two separate and mutually exclusive concepts, instead of accepting that they are as closely integrated as light and dark, night and day. Our mind urges us to cling to life and to escape death, but in truth, our fear of death becomes a mental prison. Our fear and anxiety prevents us from living a fulfilled life. Yet when it is finally time for death, we are anxious that we have not lived fully enough and so we don’t want to die.
As we live according to our natural self, the cycle of fear and escape comes to an end. We accept our mortality, and as a result we start living with increased vitality. Naturality explores the causes of the fear of death, the physical process of dying, and answers a most haunting question: what happens when we die?
5. Naturality of Digital Culture – Artificial Intelligence and Genetic Engineering
In our times digital culture of computers, automation, genetic engineering, nano-technology and artificial intelligence is rapidly progressing. Many are worried that it will take over our world and reduce us to the inferior and subservient place.
Yes that is possible if we go along with it and not counter it with ever increasing awakening within us. It happened in the past also with industrial and information revolutions upto some extent. Many started serving the machines rather than remain the masters of the matter.
Awareness is always supreme if we let it grow constantly to keep pace with the material developments of science and technology. Without increasing awareness we will be diminished to mere biological patterns or algorithms that can be measured, calculated, dominated and manipulated.'