The key to not wasting your life with success and prosperity is, do not be conformed to this World, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
Nonconformity to the World does not primarily mean external avoidance of worldly behaviors. That is included. But you can avoid all kinds of worldly behaviors and not be transformed.
If you long to break loose from conformity to the World, if you long to be transformed and renew from the inside out, if you long to be free from mere duty and do what you love to do because what you love to do is what you ought to do.
And if you long to offer your body as a living sacrifice so that your whole life becomes a spiritual act of worship and displays the worth of the World, then give yourself with all your energy to pursuing a renewal of your mind.
The mind has a spirit. In other words, our mind has what we call a mindset. It does not just have a view, it has a viewpoint.
It does not just have the power to perceive and detect; it has a posture, a demeanor, a bearing, an attitude, a bent.
The problem with our minds is not merely that we are finite, and do not have all the information.
The problem is that our minds are fallen. They have a spirit, a bent, a mindset that is hostile to the absolute supremacy.
The spirit must do a double work. He must work in two directions: from the outside in and from the inside out.
Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India.
There is a broad variety of Yoga schools, practices, and goals in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.
Yoga in Indian traditions, however, is more than physical exercise; it has a meditative and spiritual core.
The ultimate goal of Yoga is moksha (liberation), although the exact definition of what form this takes depends on the philosophical or theological system with which it is conjugated.
- Yoga, as a disciplined method for attaining a goal;
- Yoga, as techniques of controlling the body and the mind;
- Yoga, as a name of one of the schools or systems of philosophy;
- Yoga, in connection with other words, such as “hatha-, mantra-, and laya-, referring to traditions specialising in particular techniques of yoga;
- Yoga, as the goal of Yoga practice.