With this video, Sadhguru is offering you the rare opportunity to participate in an intense meditation process, originally conducted during a Darshan on 24 December 2016 at the Isha Yoga Center. Darshan means to behold. To best benefit from the process, sit in a cross-legged posture, hands open, palms facing upwards, with a slightly upturned face, gazing at Sadhguru.
In the next few days, tear down something about you that has stuck with you for a long time but is no good. I’ve been waiting for a long time for the thick skin to go. If you drop your nonsense, I can make you drip with ecstasy. Now the question is, “How can I shed my skin?” You know, if you got a cut or scratch and a scab has formed, somehow, almost everyone has the urge to pull it off a little before it would fall off by itself. Similarly, if you want to shed something that has been sticking to you for a period of time, it hurts a bit. Every day, you shed old skin cells without even noticing it. They fall off by themselves because their time is up. Now that you are on a spiritual path, you want to go faster than the regular course of nature. Some philosophers may argue that anyway by nature, slowly it will all happen. The only problem is it’s a bloody brief life. The evolution from monkey to man took millions of years. You want to be on fast-forward – you want to peel off the old skin early.
You are fortunate enough to have come here as a human being, you have a reasonably working brain, and you are aware that you need to do something about yourself. This is the time to do it. How? The sadhana that we initiate you into, for example in the Inner Engineering program, has this potential, but it all depends on with how much intensity you are doing it. It’s good to come and stay for a couple of days in the ashram for a sadhana upgrade. This does not mean doing more sadhana but doing the same a little more fiercely. If you do that, it will shed. If you drop your old ways of thinking and looking at things afresh, you will become a beautiful human being – the world will become a beautiful place. This new “you” will only look for solutions, not problems.
Look at everything like an infant does – absorbing everything, not judging anything, not labeling anyone as good or bad, okay or not okay, not categorizing people into those you love and those you hate. Just look at life like this. If you do this even for one day, you can have a fresh beginning and be wonderful.
The shedding has to be done by you. We can only help you if you make yourself available to Grace. That means you must keep yourself like a new born baby. Whatever age you are right now, how would you look at life? Everything would be new – everything would be fantastic. If you look at everything afresh, I will take care of you. This is what “new” means – nothing of the old. Don’t wait until the first of January. For the planet, a new phase has already started, and we are part of the planet. Look at everything like an infant does – absorbing everything, not judging anything, not labeling anyone as good or bad, okay or not okay, not categorizing people into those you love and those you hate. Just look at life like this. If you do this even for one day, you can have a fresh beginning and be wonderful.