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Blind Spots

Blind Spots

We are warned from many quarters about blind spots and we are typically keyed into the caution concerning them with respect to our automobiles.  Consumer Reports advises us to inspect and drive prospective vehicles before our purchase to insure that our vision is unobstructed and that we can move safely as we drive with the maximum vector of vision when me move at any speed faster than a walk.  It is fairly safe to assume that we have encountered some degree of blind spots in our cars and we have either suffered from mishaps or at least close calls as a result.  The consequences range from being unpleasantly startling to downright disastrous.

In our cars blind spots are created by the supporting structure of the vehicle which inhibit the optimum 360 degrees of visibility we desire for maximum protection and the widest range of response opportunities available to us as we navigate our route to the destination.  The route we travel through life is no different in that we need maximum vision (intuition) and the most choices at our disposal in terms of opportunity. Within our minds and patterns of behavior coded into our psyche our blind spots manifest in terms of biases and reactions caused by our attempts to navigate merely by means of the ego and the automatic behaviors that sufficed when we were under pressure in the past, but are hardly up to the task of delivering our highest aspirations into the life today.

Biases, prejudice, grudges, anger, and fear are just a few of the blind spots from which we suffer that cause accidents in life that will lead us to miss opportunities, lose friends and relationships, as well as find us in misery instead of at our desired destination.  The path of the yogi is to clear the clutter of emotions and pre-conceptions of restricted vision so that our clarity will yield a clear path to self respect, gratitude to the Divine for the gift of Life, and prosperity, health, and happiness, which are the birthright of the human being.

A simple tool to use to release blind spots is a set to Conquer One's Imagined Disabilities.  This kriya can be found on page 40 of the Kundalini Yoga manual titled "Self Knowledge".  There are, of course many other sets which you can use to release resistance in your body, mind, and subtle bodies which cause limited perception and the blind spots with which we live.  Just pick your kriya or meditation, set your intention, and expand the visibility to a wider horizon.

Sat Nam.

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About Siri Bahadur

Siri Bahadur began teaching Kundalini Yoga in the 1970s when he was in residence at the Dallas Kundalini Yoga ashram. He is a graduate of the first Kundalini Yoga Masters Touch teacher training program and has been teaching at Yoga Yoga since its inception. He brings music to his classes with his original guitar compositions and through the sound of the gong. He believes that yoga allows students to define and redefine themselves as they travel their life path of realizing and fulfilling their destiny.