The principle of santosha refers to a connection with peace and contentment, which as a practice, draws us closer to Samadhi. When reached, this feeling of completeness and satisfaction is unconditional and does not depend on objects or attainment. Santosha represents happiness, abundance and a deep sense of unconditional gratitude.
By reaching a state of santosha, we can meditate free from our restless mind, free from objects and desires, internal conflicts and upset. Eventually, we achieve a state of stillness of mind, bringing about the peace and freedom of connectedness with the universe.
“By establishing a connection with the energetics of fulfilment while being at peace with one self in the present moment, then communion with a boundless joy manifests and deepens.”Patanjali – Yoga Sutras
How to practice:
- Prevent desires from controlling your thoughts
- Live in the present moment
- Be still within
- Be non-attached
- Keep life simple – live a balanced life based on simple living and high thinking
- Learn from inner experience
- Enjoy the bliss of present moment awareness