“The greatest freedom is freedom from the past.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
The mind lives in the past. If we allow it, our thoughts tend to return to previous experiences instead of living the present fully.
The past can work as a filter, or limitation. We understand our current reality in terms of our experiences and what we have already lived. We build an unconscious prison around ourselves. By staying inside it, confined within it's walls, we can never experience true freedom.
Routine and customs mean that we keep following the same patterns of behaviour. Although part of us yearns for change, another part is wary of the effort required and the difficulties that may be experienced. Despite it's inconveniences, our "prison" makes us feel safe.
We hear that inner voice that tries to convince us that we should listen to it and not make any changes, not step outside our comfort zone. But in doing so we pay a high price: we sacrifice our freedom. That sacrifice, to greater or lesser degree, is the cause of all our problems.
The first step towards freedom is to be aware of the restrictive thoughts that we are experiencing, to accept they are there. The next, and definitive step, is to distance ourselves from them and prevent them from affecting us. We all have a past, and we must accept it. But we do not have to become our past.
Small details will be enough to pull us back into our old habits, hampering our development and growth. We don't need to forget or deny our past as it is an inherent part of who we are. We must accept it fully.
In this retreat, Sri Swami Purohit will teach us how to accept our past and live free from pressure. we will learn how to be conscious of that which keeps us tied to our past, limiting our evolution. This will allow us to develop our future, free from past limitations. You can begin to live a free life, a fresh start.
“Meditation is coming back to nothing in order to create everything.” Sri Swami Purohit