……whatever I tell you is for your ascent, you need a kind of a state of mind, a state of mind which is a detached mind. And the detachment is visible, very clear-cut in a person, that he’s neither very emotionally attached, nor very physically attached, but he sees that the progress of himself and of the society is the point. Like the cell knows it has to progress for the betterment of the tree, but it has innate wisdom to do it in such a way, that it never harms himself, and does not harm the tree.
So the progress of a mind which wants to develop has to be such that you should move with a balance, with a witness state, and see for yourself how far you should go and how far you should not go.
Going to extremes is not Sahaj Yoga style, ascent is. So even if you find somewhere you go and find that there is no response, then you must know that, it is nothing wrong with Sahaj Yoga, nothing wrong with you, but perhaps you have not approached the right place or you have not approached the right way; you have not done the way it should have been. So change your style. In Sahaj Yoga, we have to go on changing our directions according to the need of the hour. You are not a fixed quantity, rigid quantity. Most of the people think that we are so rigid that we cannot move this side or that side.
The mobility of our movement is so great — I say three hundred and sixty degrees — because you are stationed in the centre in your Spirit. You can move any way you like as long as you are centred in your Spirit. But this is an important point which we miss: that we are centred in our Spirit and whatever movement we do, as long as we are centred in the Spirit, is necessary for our growth and for the growth of the collective….
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi ,Devi Puja, Sydney (Australia), 10 March 1985.