"The more we live in the higher dimensions (we live in 3D, using 5 senses, mostly), the more access we have to the powers of creation that are only available when our beliefs support us. Many a miracle came from a one person 100% believing conduit to and through pure consciousness, pure creative energy, unborn. We live in a practically functioning world we call real. We utilize time out of necessity and live through our fears, desires and projection. All along the way, not striving but thriving is our primary self, quiet, all pervading, still. Unlike the secondary self, it does not think it is running the show, it is the Show."
There are no asanas that can counter the negative effect of ill will. There is no breath when coupled with mal-content that could fill us with healing prana. Headstand done with the mind wandering is of little benefit, and if the mind has wandered into envy or competition the brilliance of the pose will be not only wasted but will infect the body that inhabits those thoughts. We cannot find satisfaction in life by merely beautifying or strengthening the body. The body will reflect only the bidding of the thoughts that govern it.
There is one struggle, one challenge in life, and that is our relationship to the self. It is ours to wrestle with and/or surrender to.
This one struggle, which is most important in its effect on the whole is with the mental, emotional apparatus. By refining the relationship with self, with God, this apparatus reflects pure consciousness, and one creates fewer and fewer selfish, egocentric thoughts and emotions. Then one’s view is pristine, surveying the mountainous perfection, unobscured by judgment and projection; a Divine manifestation of individualized spirit magnified by the recognition of truth.