If man keeps dwelling on sense objects,
Attachment to them arises;
from attachment, desires flare up;
from desire, anger is born;
From anger confusion follows;
From confusion weakness of memory;
Weak memory—weak understanding;
This fuels the fire of delusion. It pushes us away from realizing our true nature—which is beyond form, description, and definition. The ocean of Isness which gives rise to all form.
No wonder it makes us uncomfortable. Why are we trying to squeeze the cosmos into a small fragment of matter, instead of realizing that a fragment of matter is in the belly of the cosmos?
Yoga is the practice of reducing attachment, thereby reducing our fears, thereby creating the conditions for us to become reabsorbed into our true essence.
For Yoga to work, we have to be willing to be fearless and be willing to identify our attachments and release them. Only then will we know what real freedom and liberation is.
And only then can we truly be great humans.