Article by Andreas Moritz
When I first came across the ancient wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine in 1981, I had no idea how profoundly it would change my life.
It gave me a new perspective that made everything in life more meaningful and important. The Ayurvedic sages, from their unbiased perspective of unity consciousness, clearly saw that all problems begin with a ‘mistake of the intellect’. They claimed that by not knowing who we are, we could not see where we are going or what we are doing.
Instead of referring to our unbounded Self or bliss consciousness to know the world and ourselves, we refer to the various roles we play in life, which can create an identity for our small self or ego. At one moment, I may play a doctor in my office. When I am at home, I play a husband. At other times, I may play the roles of a father, a friend, a cook, a traveler, a teacher, a student, etc.
Most of our life centers on the various roles we play, but we no longer know the person who is playing them. This creates fear because we lose contact with our own source of love, power and stability. The following are the most likely physical responses that will result from the experience of fear and other types of emotional upset. Your journey towards emotional healing begins with awareness.
Credit: Painting by Andreas Moritz, available for purchase on his site