How to apply pratyahara, in our daily life, explain with an example.
Pratyahara is the practice of withdrawing one’s senses from environmental influences – food, impressions & associations. This includes nourishment of one’s body with (food), the inferences and attitudes we form (impressions) and interpersonal relations (associations). It is the ultimate mastery over oneself. It is a sense of controlled detachment where one is not attaching either positive or negative emotions to the stimuli. The sensation stops are perception without forming an association. The practice of Pratyahara is especially vital when dealing with loss of any kind. Loss of a jot, a possessed material, or a loved one. Yes, it important to be affectionate and grateful of the people and the things hut it is also important to not let anything, or anyone overpower our senses. While dealing with loss of a job or a possessed material, the practice of pratyahara protects the individual from becoming pessimistic. While dealing a loss of loved ones , Pratyahara enables the individual to grieve and mourn in a healthy way, without letting the loss affect other parts of functioning and not letting it become delimitating.
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