Baba’s teaching of “Honor your Self” is a very powerful command that is always present in my consciousness and my mind. It is also a powerful guideline that I try to put into practice in my daily life.
Whenever I am faced with a decision to be made—whether to reach out to someone or not, how to prioritize, and also when I feel a need to rest—remembering “Honor your Self” leads me to the choice that is most beneficial for me and everybody else in my life. To honor my Self and the Self of all also requires that I engage in the spiritual practices given by my Guru, that I be loving and supportive toward myself and others, that I keep our home clean and beautiful, and that I take proper care of what is presented in front of me.
Whenever I put this command into practice, I feel in tune with my inner soul and I connect with the joy and peace from my own heart.
a Siddha Yogi from Ohio, USA
These are the very first words of Baba's that I ever heard. Immediately, I recognized that these simple and deeply profound words expressed what I had believed in all my life but had never heard expressed before.
Thank you, Baba. Thank you for finding me. Thank you for the profundity of your divine teachings. Thank you for my sadhana
a Siddha Yogi from New Mexico, USA
After reading Baba's teaching, "Honor your Self," I immediately sat for meditation, absorbed in Baba's words. After meditation, I wrote this in my journal:
Who is it that tells me when my mind is overloaded with thoughts, and restores me to peace?
Who sees and hears beautiful nature through my eyes and ears?
Who is the "all-doer," giving me energy to perform my daily activities?
Who is it that reminds me to do the spiritual practices?
Who is always with me?
The answer to all my questions is: the Self within. For me, being aware of the Self within my own being helps me see the goodness, kindness, compassion, and other virtues in others.
With all my heart, I am grateful for the Guru's grace.
a Siddha Yogi from Sydney, Australia
When I read Baba's words "Honor Your Self" early this morning, it was as if my mental repetition of his teaching made a ripple in a lake that stilled all the other ripples. What remained was pure silence, vibrating in my awareness. I knew that pure Consciousness permeated everything, and that by being present to this experience, I was honoring my Self.
a Siddha Yogi from Washington, USA
This morning while I was sitting for meditation, I asked myself, “Why do I meditate?” And these words came to me: “Because it is my Guru's command, because I want to have the experience of God within, because I want to go to the place from which everything arises.”
Then I went deeper into myself, and this is what I heard within:
"Honor your Self. Respect your Self. God lives within you as you."
Later, I opened the Siddha Yoga path website to discover Baba Muktananda’s teaching posted: "Honor your Self.
Thank you, Baba, for opening my eyes to your presence.
a Siddha Yogi from Cancun, Mexico