Meditations In Wonderland: Interview Series: Lazyyogi On Spiritual Evolution And Becoming More Mindful
The following is a fun interview I did for a wonderful up and coming spirituality blog. I hope you enjoy! :)
Today I was lucky enough to interview Lazyyogi, who is arguably one of our biggest “Tumblr gurus” when it comes to spirituality blogging. He is currently also hosting a spirituality challenge, which I have been actively starting as you can see from my last post.
As evident from my latest posts, reading Eckhart Tolle’s work (which Lazyyogi is also adamantly familiar with) has inspired me to take my spiritual journey to the next level when it comes to meditation and exploration. I share a belief with Lazyyogi and Tolle that I am not alone in this effort - human consciousness is in the midst of an evolution.
Read on for Lazyyogi’s insight on spirituality, how to become more mindful, his own spiritual path, and his thoughts on human spiritual evolution:
What is your best piece of advice for someone exploring his or her spiritual path?
Never be afraid to abandon what you think you know. Don’t cling to anything without knowingly doing so. To quote Eckhart Tolle, “Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”
What practice would you recommend to those looking to become more aware or awakened?
Meditation and mindfulness. Anything that takes you out of your conditioned habits, judgments, and thoughts while plunging you into this moment.
What are some of the most prevalent elements of your own spiritual practice?
Outwardly I have a lot of influences. I read a lot of books and learn a great deal that way. Hinduism, Buddhism, tantra, zen, Taoism, yoga, Christianity, Sufism, and many others have left a lifelong mark on me. Also the encouragement of my guru was a tremendous benefit.
Inwardly, I follow silence and stillness. Meditation and mindfulness are the most affirming and constant elements in my practice that have changed me tremendously as a person.
How has meditation affected your spiritual journey?
It has affected me a great deal. Until you have experienced the fullness of your existence as it is right now this very moment, there is no way to know what you are doing all this for. To me there is no way to enjoy life as it is meant to be enjoyed unless you can do so without the lens of the chattering mind.
Do you believe that humanity as a whole is evolving toward a “new age” of unity, or a new level of consciousness on a global scale?
When you look back through the decades, it definitely seems like we are evolving. What is considered common sense and attitude now was much more idealistic and progressive a hundred years ago.
This isn’t to say there is going to be some great awakening in the future. Any change will come from within, not some prophesied new age.
However, it seems like the climate for consciousness is improving thanks to things like mass communication and the Internet.
I owe thanks to Lazyyogi for lending his voice to this interview.
Namaste and keep exploring,
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