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One Thing You Must Do to Overcome Anxiety | Sadhguru

if your mind took instructions from you would you create anxiety [Applause] [Music] just do the simple southern all of you you can't do any other yoga this much you can do isn't it [Music] you will see half your anxiety will start settling down because essentially the conflict is there are two dimensions within you [Music] if your mind took instructions from you would you create anxiety no so don't look for answers elsewhere elsewhere elsewhere it is just that your own physiology and your psychological patterns not taking instructions from you so you you said so many things i try you know whatever these big words are floating all over california particularly about surrendering to it about letting it go about not for one person has such a thing worked ever has it i'm asking you you have anxiety try to let it go does it go even a flu damn flu doesn't go yes or no even a simple cold does not go you say go does it go so let's not get into this fanciful stage of surrendering these are all words thrown around nobody knows what is surrender because when it happens you will not know it has happened you can't do it i surrendered how's that possible so leaving those things essentially as i said you have not read the user's manual of how this works we need to pay attention to this the system is made in such a way if you hold your hand like this it it'll work one way if you do like this it'll work another way if you do like that it'll work another way it's a phenomenal process it was a simple thing we could have just beaten it into shape with hammer and anvil okay it's too sophisticated it's a phenomenally complex machine one needs to pay a certain level of attention to be able to use it for what it is designed for otherwise it'll get itself messed up now there may be many factors there may be genetic factors there may be sociological factors there may be growing up issues you know various things but do not ascribe your problems to any of those things the important thing is just this you are not able to have your mind the way you want it that's the only problem you have isn't it the moment you describe it i'm like this because my father was like that i am like this because my grandfather's genetics were not okay you're finished because we can't change those guys now yes you can't choose a different father or a different grandfather now it's over but you can transform this you must understand still it doesn't matter you have anxiety disorder still if you put a piece of carrot there is an intelligence here which can transform a carrot into a human being that means every day a new body is being manufactured within you isn't it in parts a new human being is manufactured every day when the very source of creation is functioning within you and a new human being is constantly being created if you take little charge of that you can create an entire new physiological and psychological process this happened to us some time ago last year we were trekking in tibet i was in a tent i was doing some work and another person was cutting an apple [Music] you know one of these porcelain knives these days so the other person around says to this person it's a very sharp knife be careful still takes me a bit look like this because he's a grown man if he's a child it's different then we have to watch how he uses the knife it's a full grown man and a knife is supposed to be sharp if it's not sharp why do you call it a knife so i ignored it and continued to work another two minutes she says again it's a very sharp knife be careful i said come on he's a full grown man leave him alone he knows he how to use this knife this stupid knife can't handle it's not some earth-moving machinery or spacecraft or something that he doesn't know how to handle it's a knife she says no satguru it's a very sharp knife all right and i continue what i'm doing in another two minutes she whispers to him please be careful very sharp and in another two minutes he cuts his finger then i give up okay this is all that's happening this is all that's happening with life you have an intellect for which you don't have a stable enough platform or in other words you have a sharp knife i'm sorry a very sharp knife a very sharp knife in your hand but your hand is not steady please see it's your own mind which is causing all this pain isn't it yes or no so you have a very sharp knife the sharper it is the more you cut yourself so we don't have to blunt the knife we just have to have a steady hand isn't it nothing has been done about that people are trying to blunt the knife with all these sedatives and nonsense what you take is to blunt the knife blunting the knife is not the answer because if you lower the possibilities of who you are everything will be okay if you remove half of your brain you will be quite peaceful because it takes some brain to cause anxiety if you really remove half of your brain you will be quite peaceful and you may even be happy actually nothing bothers you you'll be okay all right but that's not what we're looking for what a human being is looking for is to become limitless in some way and if this has to happen you have to create a steady platform knife need not be taken away knife need not be blunted only thing his hand needs to be steadied isn't it no process to do that what what in our engineering means what yoga means is just this when i say yoga don't being in california don't imagine all those impossible postures yoga does not mean postures yoga means union okay the word yoga literally means union this is the first form of union your right and left this is called as pingala and ida and yoga the masculine and the feminine within you just put it together just do the simple southern all of you you can't do any other yoga this much you can do isn't it what you do is something that concerns your life it could be the sun coming up sun is coming up without sun coming up you wouldn't exist on this planet isn't it the warmth of life is going on within you only because the sun comes up without the tree exhaling oxygen and you exhaling carbon dioxide for it and this exchange happening you wouldn't be alive isn't it like this look at it the food that you eat the sun the that you walk upon air that you breathe water that you drink people who live around you whatever you choose anyone just do this put your right and left together perfectly not like this not like this perfectly okay just look at something that really matters to you maybe the sun maybe the sky maybe the cloud maybe a tree maybe a person maybe a child an animal it doesn't matter what just look at it putting your hands together for 10 12 minutes at a stretch you will see half your anxiety will start settling down because essentially the conflict is there are two dimensions within you for i don't want to go into an elaborate description of this because the yoga physio the yogic physiology goes elaborately into this but to put it simply even modern modern medica

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