A MAN IS NOW—A MAN IS THE HEART
by Guru Singh 2015
There are 15,000 words in the Oxford English dictionary that are derived from the ancient Sanskrit language. MAN is one of these words. MAN means ‘mind’ and it also means ‘now’ ... ‘now’ — the complete consolidation of past and future into the present moment. When we are now, we have complete and total presence.
WOM-MAN or woman is another such word from Sanskrit. It means ‘now and the future of now’. The womb — where the preface of the word comes from — is where the future is birthed.
When a man is clear, the present moment is clear, and there is an overriding sensation that the future will unfold as it properly will. This 'will' is contained in the heart which is where the will-power comes from. You often hear the expression with success: “His heart was into it.” The heart always lives in the present moment and therefore a man — the true nature of a man — is to be present with a tremendous heart. This takes tremendous courage. Heart in Latin is ‘cor’ and time is ‘age’ ... courage means to live in the present moment of the heart.
This is the man that every person longs for. This longing, contained mostly in women, is actually a sacred guide to life flourishing on Earth. It is a bio-emotional system as old as life itself contained within the DNA. It makes it possible for life to continue — to survive — to flourish and thrive. When a man is present and in his heart the woman can unfold the future (womb) with great joy, creativity and confidence.
For tens of thousands of years, due to evolutionary pressures, this has all been in chaos. Men worry and fight in an attempt to control the past and future while completely vacating the present moment. In this lack of clarity the entire system — baselessly pursuing false measures of imaginary values — breaks down and disintegrates. In this disintegration the core of life — the family — teeters on the brink.
It is up to us men to get back to the nature of our true nature. The map for this journey is also contained within our DNA and all we require is the will . . . the will in our hearts. In order for us to hear, see and feel the heart’s will in each moment we must reduce the noise of our past-future thoughts and emotions. Deep breathing, long walks, wife/lovers, children, pets, friends, yoga, meditation, music, art and fun are all waiting to take us to this moment of right now—right here . . . the one contained in our HEART. If we’ve been waiting for the right moment, now has never been better. Right now . . . right here . . . right in our heart . . .
About Guru Singh
Guru Singh is a celebrated third-generation yogi, master spiritual teacher, author, and musician. Guru Singh teaches conscious living through the tools of Humanology, Kundalini yoga, meditation, and sacred sound. He was born in Seattle in 1945 into a yogic spiritual household to a artist father and musician mother. His teachings grew from an esoteric curiosity inspired by his family’s deep connection to the masters of India and the blessings of being ready when teachers appeared. Read more and connect on GuruSingh.com.