Eight Limbs of Yoga: Satya

Satya Truthfulness

“The truth that equals love.”

Satya is more than just being truthful, simply not telling lies. Satya is honest communication in thoughts, words, and action. In Satya we are so aware in the present moment of truth that lies or judgment cannot come in. Sayta is a state of complete acceptance of others, life, the world and ourselves as it is. Satya is a continuation of Ahimsa – carrying that compassion and non-harm forward by living a truthful life without doing harm to others.  Satya is being truthful to ourselves. The lies we believe about ourselves, others and life – the limiting beliefs and mind-chatter, allow us to create fear, judgment, resentment, unhappiness, and suffering. Truth allows us to create peace, love, connection, acceptance, and happiness. “By being truthful, by accepting and being content with what is, we set ourselves free from suffering.” Practicing Satya enables one to see the world as it really is, instead of seeing it though the distorted view of limiting beliefs and mind chatter.

Affirmation/Mantra/Prayer: 

I see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth – every day.

I see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth – every hour of every day.

I see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth – every minute of every hour of every day.

I see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth – every second of every minute of every hour of every day.

I see the truth, speak the truth, and feel the truth – in very breath, of ever second, of every hour, of every day.

Journal Questions for Personal Growth: 

What untruth (limiting belief, mind chatter) have I believed about myself today?

What is actually true about me?

What untruth (limiting belief, mind chatter) have I believed about another person today?

What is actually true about this person?

What untruth (limiting belief, mind chatter) have I believed about life today?

What is actually true about life?

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