Cultivate yourself. But do not be attached to what you are cultivating. Ever in the making but never made. Once we surrender to this, we are increasingly in harmony with Prakriti. We suffer less when we learn to dance with this samsaric agreement. We learn to use constant metamorphosis to our benefit, unlock our tight grip of the ego’s need to “be something” and finally are freed to actually “do something” sourced from love. We become vibrant examples of creative potential and use all phenomena as a support for our spiritual practice—joyous and uncomfortable. We start to get a glimpse of self-mastery. The teachings of Yoga encourage a drastic re-cultivation of our entire being, so enjoy this process.
First we have to establish a new, healthier ego before we can transcend it altogether. Make the ego your best friend by teaching it to be humble, to bare the brilliance of unobscured love and to melt with the constant, flowing pulse of every moment—arising and dying again and again. Waste not a breath. As every breath is an opportunity to nurture insight or waste feeding the demons of ignorance. So cultivate yourself. But do not become attached to what you are cultivating. No matter how great it feels or how brilliant it looks. As it is still samsara. But do not despise samsara. Do not develop an aversion towards Prakriti. Instead I suggest you LOVE it. See all as sacred potential to wake up. Do not get lost in consumption. Practice renunciation. Let go of what no longer serves this greater quest. Let it go with love. Use the very faculties that you have now, to your benefit—point them in the direction of understanding the mechanism you feel yourself to now be. Find the connections. Feel the intelligence in your body. Decode the system of what caused you to get lost in the first place. Embrace the wisdom whispering from your heart, calling you home. Cultivate yourself. But do not become attached to what you are cultivating. Ever in the making but never made. Surrender to this.