Ākāra (आकार) :meaning 'form' 'shape' or 'element'

Ākāra  

Emerged in this world of materiality, we seldom look at the inner building blocks of oneself, through the ages, society has formed wonderful creations out of the elements, from the first wooden houses to the microscopic silicone fibers making up the circuit boards of our phones today, we form shapes that create meaning and purpose in our lives from those elements found around us.

When did we last look at the building blocks and elements that we have formed ourselves from? Are we not one continuous creation being built upon every day, every minute and every second of our lives?

From the sweet words whispered between lovers to arguments and raised egos of a rage. We layer ourselves with experience and existence, forms, patterns and shapes. We attach little particles of our experiences to us, we are shaped and moulded by our outward and inner experience of life and that is what can affect our Dosha. 

Dosha
  1. (In Ayurvedic medicine) each of three energies believed to circulate in the body and govern physiological activity, their differing proportions determining individual temperament and physical constitution and (when unbalanced) causing a disposition to particular physical and mental disorders.

Long debated if Akara forms in awareness and is intrinsic to cognition and whether such forms can be taken as evidence of an external world, although science has now proven that patterns, frequencies and forms have a direct impact on our body and mental health.

What we all can agree on, is that the events that take place in our lives form and shape us but are we not equally entitled to their formation, are we slaves of our own experiences, or can we master the ability to master the formations. 

Just as an architect who summons a house into existence, detailing and perfecting every cornerstone to the correct angle and every rough ashlar into a perfectly formed building block.

Can we not change the blueprint of our lives and if the bricks that have built us don't fit or don't perform to the standards we require, can we not change them? are we not the architects of our lives? 

When we look to the sky, do we want a panoramic glass skylight to view it from or are we happy with the brick we have unwilling built that blinds us from the truth and hides all the beauty of the stars? 

Do we not have the right to build our own temple to the specification that we desire and that which we choose to house our inner essence?  

We are people that have the ability to change the world around us but most importantly, we all have the ability to change the world within us.

Go back to your own blueprints and start to build the structure of your life to your specifications, don't be a victim of life. 

What you desire is at the tip of your tongue and the edge of your fingertips, this may involve taking some bricks down, even stepping down from the self-appointed throne that you sit on or stepping up to a self-appointed throne you always desired to sit on.

This will start to form the foundation stones of a great life, a greater good and a great sense of being. 

Namaste. 

 

18 comments

Great stuff

Atul September 24, 2018

Change your mind to change your life.

Terrie September 23, 2018

We are the masters of our own destiny and we should take control of it, you just need to work hard, belive and it will happen.

Nathan September 16, 2018

This is so meaningful and deep.

Vera September 16, 2018

This is so meaningful and deep.

Vera September 16, 2018

Love the blog vayyu.

Naveen September 01, 2018

Words of wisdom is more precious than gold.

Solomon August 30, 2018

Our thoughts create our life, what you think, you become

Fredrick August 29, 2018

Very interesting vayyu, it has made me think about life truly.

Sue August 22, 2018

some deep and wonderful words there vayyu

Joseph August 22, 2018

Perfect. Perfect. Perfect… Wisdom is sunshine….

Rochel August 20, 2018

Interesting is an understatement, fantastic…

Steven August 19, 2018

So elegantly written and truthful. Namaste

Julie August 17, 2018

One has to consider they may not have control over all external forces but it gives hope to the soul i believe.

David August 07, 2018

I have always lived by this standard my whole life, I am the director of my life.

Samantha August 07, 2018

Namaste vayyu.. i love reading your newsletters, i believe this is the one you sent out… it’s just so true, keep up the good work.
S.

Samira August 07, 2018

Vayyu you have done it again, another amazing read and pure wisdom, I honestly can’t wait for your launch.

Jakie August 07, 2018

This is beautiful…. its so true! We never really think of it like this though.

Sharai August 03, 2018

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