Nothing in the outside world is certain, that’s a fact. It’s uncertain and that’s what makes it challenging. Uncertainty means things are changing; in other words there is no limbo. If you are walking fast, every step is new terrain. This new terrain is what you are calling “uncertainty” right now.
For those seeking opportunity, uncertainty is the best time. Those who have a vision will make it a possibility; those who don’t, will look at it as a problem. But because you are in a constant state of compulsive reaction in your mind, you are seeking certainty.
Certainty is a state of limbo. If there is certainty there is status quo, isn’t it? Status quo in a business, political or social situation means nothing changes; nothing evolves. By seeking certainty, ultimately, you are pitching for stagnation. If things are stagnant, you will get bored. If things are happening rapidly, then you don’t have the balance to handle it. So, the problem is not with uncertainty; the problem is your interiority has become uncertain. If we have to fix the whole world for you to be peaceful, that’s never going to happen. What we have to do instead is fix your interiority. What do we mean by that? It means, if your interiority is not compulsive, you will handle every situation to the best of your ability. Maybe you can’t handle it like someone else, but you will handle it to the best of your ability, that’s about it. You won’t suffer every situation you come across simply because you are in a compulsive state of reaction.
Interiority is a dimension by itself. It cannot be crafted according to external situations – “there is certainty in life right now, so I will have one kind of interiority.” “Now there is uncertainty, so I will have another kind of interiority.” “When people around me are sweet, I’ll have one kind of interiority. When people are nasty, I will have another kind of interiority.” It doesn’t work that way. It is not something you determine; it is something that is. So, how to keep it? Well, there is no way to keep it. If it is conscious, it won’t be compulsive.
You came here without any investment. And you will leave without any capital in your hand. Whatever happens in-between, you are anyway on the profit side, because all that you have is the experience of life. The important thing is how you experience it. So if your interiority is in a non-compulsive, conscious state, then you determine your experience. With situations, you determine only part of them, the world determines a part of them. But how you experience life is one hundred percent in your hands.
If you think your work is important, the first thing you should do is work upon yourself, so that internally you are a stable being, no matter what the situation is externally. When you are running a large business or enterprise, it’s not just about you. Often, there are another thousand people involved with you. So how you handle a situation not only impacts your life, but another thousand lives. I can teach you a way with which you can create a stable and blissful chemistry within yourself, your ability to deal with all the variety of ups and downs in life can be greatly, greatly enhanced. How? With yoga.
Yoga gives you this possibility that if you simply sit here, there is a little space between you and your body, there is a little space between you and your mind, and there is a little space between you and the world. Once you create this space within you, once you know what is you and what isn’t, that is the end of suffering. When there is no fear of suffering, you will be able to look at everything with utmost clarity and address every issue to the best of your intelligence and capability. Situations will never overwhelm you.
When I say yoga, I don’t mean yoga in a studio in Mumbai or LA or on television. Yoga has to be approached in a comprehensive way. Yoga offers a systematic way of working upon your interiority by showing you 112 ways in which you can address your immediate and ultimate wellbeing. It is an entire science and technology. If you invest 30-40 minutes a day, we can ensure that in terms of vitality in your body and mind, you will be at least 10 years younger in the next six months. And your ability to create and manage things will be such that what you can do right now in eight hours, you will very easily do it in 4-5 hours. If you are sleeping eight hours a day, very easily you can bring it down to 5-6 hours a day without stressing the body. So, 40 minutes of investment will give you extra time, extra clarity, extra possibility, and definitely extra money!