Of thoughts and feelings begins with the control of gestures

February 3rd 2014
Spiritual life implies a mastery of feelings and thoughts. This mastery is acquired more easily if you begin by being aware of your everyday gestures. In this way you gradually acquire possibilities in your inner life, which then allow you to master more powerful energy currents. You may say you don’t see the connection, but there is one. So long as you have not learned self-mastery in all the little details of daily life, you will be unable to control anger, lust, disgust, sensuality, the desire for revenge… If only some people paid attention to how they speak, they would notice that they have no control over their hands. They move them in all directions, scratch themselves, tug at the buttons on their clothes… Even when they are meditating or listening to music, they are incapable of keeping their hands perfectly still. So begin by learning to keep your hands still. How do you expect to master powers that are beyond you when you cannot manage to control your hands?