Whenever you are depressed, you put your head down.
And whenever you are joyful and proud, your head automatically goes up. Isn’t it? (Observe your sports heroes and how they react in both instances).
It happens the other way too.
Sit somewhere, raising your head to the sky, you will experience a joy raising within you. Then, put your head down. Soon, all depressing thoughts begin to haunt you.
Why does this happen?
A cosmic light or prana is continuously showering on you from the cosmos. This cosmic prana is permeating your body and is keeping you healthy and happy. Whenever you raise your head, you let that cosmic prana to shower and enter your being.
But, whenever you put your head down, it stops showering on you. Then, you suddenly feel broken from this connection with the cosmos. This breaking creates loneliness, a feeling of deprivation.
So, it is always energizing to keep your head up – whether you are sitting, walking or even sleeping.
But, you can take this a step further.
Raise your head, and talk to the sky.
What to talk?
There are many things you cannot tell anyone in the world. There are secrets deep within your heart, there are deep cravings and aspirations. And there are many confessions to make. But, you don’t find anyone with whom you can share all this. Right?
Here is an opportunity. Just open your heart to the sky and speak.
Be in an open field. Sit down leaning to a tree or lie down on the grass. And begin to speak. Go on talking – even if you feel that you are talking nonsense.
The more you talk, the more trust you develop towards the sky. And the more trust you develop, the more your heart opens up.
Religiously, people make confessions with a deity form. But, this deity has a personality. Unless you trust this deity with your whole heart, you don’t open yourself up completely.
So, don’t worry about imagining a God or an angel up there in the sky. Just keep it as an unending emptiness.
“Whenever you speak to the sky, it responds in a peculiar manner. It creates a great joy in you. That is the response. And that joy takes you where you truly want to go”. – Raghavendra
— Raghavendra (@MeRaghavendra) April 8, 2018
As you continue to express, the pent-up emotions will start releasing. Sometimes, you may feel to cry also. Don’t resist. Let those emotions release.
Soon, you will find your breath deepening, your body relaxing, and a kind of meditativeness rise in you.
Breaking old thought patterns to create a new life
Your habits are nothing but your old thought patterns. The thought patterns that won’t let you experience anything new.
If you have failed in achieving a goal, an exam, or a relationship in the past, the thought pattern of a failure might have lingered within you, keeping you from welcoming a new success, a new relationship or a new place to live in.
The above method of talking to the sky can break such old thought patterns.
But, you need to make it a deeper emotional experience for that to happen. Give yourself completely to this act of expressing yourself.
Don’t hold anything back. Anything related to your life, anything you wanted to do or have done – all that your heart wants to express. Just let it outpour.
This may feel strange in the first few days. But soon you will know that you are connected to the sky. And you will begin to feel that whole cosmos is listening to you.
An eternal companion
As the days pass, you will build a deep connection with the whole existence. The existence becomes your companion.
This companionship dismantles all kinds of negative bondings you were suffering from. If you continue this practice for whole life, it continuously purifies you from all Karma, giving you an energy bath and keeping you fresh as an eternal waterfall.
You can just continue with this simple method and be happy.
Or you can take this companionship to a higher stage through the path of devotion.