The crippling, hovering body of Anxiety,
and the paralysing effect of Fear,
attacked me day to day,
moment to moment.
On the mat,
I found these enemies inside my body,
and through Strength
forced them to look me in the eye.
By doing this,
I noticed that they were not my enemies,
but my friends,
who I had ignored,
and left alone on the floor to cry.
Anxiety, strongly cured by Kindness,
And Fear, patiently cured by Understanding.
I hold hands with my friends now,
and guide them like children,
instead of them guiding me.
Filled by this sacred knowledge,
I bow my head in gratitude.
Aham cetati svayam.
Jnana Knowledge derived from meditation on the higher truths of religion and philosophy, which teaches a man how to understand his/her own nature.
Ahem cetati svayam Sanskrit for ‘I understand myself’