We are a culture awash in information. There is great liberation and empowerment in the free flow of global knowledge, and this age of information technology (IT) and internet access offers great opportunity and promise. It also, however, holds great dangers.
Much of the information flooding our collective consciousness is consumer oriented and profit motivated. Its accuracy and motives can be difficult to determine. We also risk becoming consumed by IT and losing our connection with our inner intelligence and wisdom. In the process, we also lose touch with who we really are and therein lose control of our destiny.
It is increasingly important that we embrace yogic techniques to stay centered and inner-directed in this info-age. These techniques include meditation, self-study (Svadhyaya), withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara), and constant awareness of the Divine (Ishvara Pranidhana).
It is essential to periodically step away from the external wave of information and immerse ourselves in nature, slow down, listen to our inner voice and cultivate the profound wisdom that dwells within each and every one of us.
The wisdom that you already possess deep within your soul is more valuable than all the information in the world.