Why did you tell lies yesterday?
No, I’m not accusing you of anything.
But you did lie.
You told someone you’ll call them back in 5 minutes and you didn’t.
You told yourself that you’ll wake up early to meditate, and you didn’t.
What other “lie” did you tell yourself or others?
You thought there would be no consequences. No repercussions.
What difference does it make if I call someone in 20 minutes, instead of 5? What difference does it make that I told my friend that I’m already in the taxi on my way, while I was really just leaving the house?
Well, I hate to be the one to break it to you, but you’ve just sabotaged your own communication with the Universe.
Believe it or not, the Universe is hanging on your every word, and every time you say something that you don’t intend to fulfil, your words lose power.
And when the time comes to tell the Universe what you really want, it doesn’t believe you.
It thinks that you’re just say these words casually without any actual commitment behind it.
This is the second Yama of Patanjali: Non-Lying ( Asatya).
Which isn’t lying in the traditional sense of the word, but to use and choose your words carefully so that you don’t cripple their power.
When you say something and then act in accordance to what you said, you strengthen their power.
Patanjali says that once you’ve mastered this quality, your every word has the power to create reality, even to the point that the Universe will have to rearrange itself to align with your words .
This is the secret behind the miracles performed by saints; when they heal someone, or change people’s circumstances merely by saying it is so.
When you align with Truth, then Life itself aligns with you, and turns your words into mantras.
In the beginning, to practice this virtue, start every day by consciously measuring your words.
If you say you’ll be there in 5 minutes, make sure you are, otherwise don’t say it.
As you practice this you will realise how careless we tend to be with our words, and how casually we use them.