Everyone loves to read a story. Here’s one to help you deepen your yoga practice, as told by our lovely Andrea Kwiatkowski.
Once upon a time all human beings were gods. Alas, they abused their divine power so badly that Brahma, the great creator decided to strip them of their divinity and hide where it would be impossible to find. The problem was where to find such a hiding place.
The minor gods were invited to sit in council and resolve the problem and came up with a suggestion.
“Let us bury the divinity of human beings in the ground”, but Brahma answered “No, that is not good enough for they will dig and find it”.
Then the gods proposed “ In that case, let us throw it into the deepest depths of the ocean”. But Brahma responded “No, for sooner or later they will explore the depths of all the oceans and I am sure that one day they will find it and bring it to the surface”. T
hen the minor gods concluded, “We do not know where to hide it as there seems to exist no place on earth or in the seas that humans will not reach one day”.
Eventually Brahma shook his head and said, ”I know what we shall do with the divinity of human beings. We shall hide it in the deepest depths of themselves for it is the only place where they will never think to look”.
The legend concludes that since that time, human beings have circumnavigated the earth, explored and climbed, dived and dug, searching in vain for something only to be found within themselves.
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This post was shared by Andrea Kwiatkowski, an Advanced Jivamukti certified teacher. She also teaches Yin yoga and Restorative yoga. Andrea is known for her deep philosophical message in her class, interweaving the teachings from the scriptures and making them practical for everyday living. She lives and teaches in Cambridge and runs retreats and workshops in the UK and abroad.