What Is Enlightenment?

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | November 12th, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Personal Growth, Yoga

You may know you want to seek enlightenment, but how exactly do you define it and know what you’re looking for? One astute attendee at the Vancouver Yoga Conference, where Colleen and I were answering questions about our online yoga site the Gaiam Yoga Club, asked us for our insight. “That’s the question we’re asking every day,” says Colleen. “What is enlightenment? What does it feel like? How do I get there?” Get our answer in this video that’s not what you might expect.


  1. This video is the best statement I’ve heard of what enlightenment means to me. It was very reassuring to hear that these moments can be scary; because I have felt scared during such moments and then have questions whether or not they are “good” moments. Now I feel reassured that fear does not mean “bad”; it just means that something is uncomfortable because it is new. I will try to stick with these moments in the hope that the discomfort will be less each time around.

    Pam Seng | November 18th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  2. Supports and more fully explains my understanding of enlightenment – to participate in the state of being…
    My studying with Rodney [through videos and dvds] continues to allow me to experience ‘being’ more fully.

    Sandra | November 30th, 2009 | Comment Permalink
  3. Rodney,
    Don’t you think “enlightenment” cannot really be described directly? Almost like enlightenment is a verb, not a noun.

    Perhaps the only way to see enlightenment is by observing the physical manifestations “enlightenment” creates.

    Derrik | April 11th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  4. Enlightment, something all intelligences can experiance. A mysterious force that remains calm and still underneath the surface of everyday, seemingly unaffecting, but always pervading and emanating experiance to our enviornments and our well being.

    To know true enlightenment is’nt to ask a Yoga instructor on his blog who is just diggin life or talk about tourist spots like Vancouver, but to be alone in a room and be deep in thought about the years you’ve had and be concious of the eternity you’ll spend underground after life after our short life on Earth. Being aware of each moment you’ve lived and will live, whilst drawing from that pervading, almost cosmic human awarness of being alive must ceartinly make us a bit more motivated to take care of ourselves and enjoy or present moment of living on Earth.

    Thats just a small bit of what I think Enlightenment can even beging to start to be defined as. Any thoughts Rodney? :-D

    Derek Dman | June 16th, 2010 | Comment Permalink

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