It is a major misunderstanding to think that others cause your suffering, that someone else is to blame that you suffer. In reality, all your reactions to the world take place within you. It’s not the world that needs to change - but your inner reactions.
This teaching is the next step, beyond mindfulness. Using awareness in its active form, you are not only the observer, but you are also able to directly influence things. For example, you can use your consciousness to release the emotions that activate on autopilot.
Only through the use of awareness can you reach your True Self.
When thinking stops, you become thoughtless. But, what is left? What is that silence?
Have you noticed how your thinking mind works? As soon as you hear something, a commentary arises. You see something or perceive a smell - again commentaries. We run a constant commentary in our thoughts, like children. All the time. And you believe it’s absolutely normal? Why?
There is only one goal in yoga: to restore one‘s rightful position in relation to all of creation and to take control of own life, not to be controlled by it. And of course, to reach one‘s roots. To discover ones real potential.
The use of awareness needs to be brought to the forefront, to use it as primary in the place of emotions and thinking.
Life is not complicated. We ourselves make it complicated. These complexities have three main causes: the “monkey mind“, or in other words, our inability to concentrate; thoughts, with different meanings, that do not correspond to reality; and emotions, which effect us in varying ways. These components also constitute the list of complexities, from which to free ourselves.
If using awareness, which is by nature neutral, one experiences neutrality. Neutrality means adequacy. It means to see events as they are – without glorifying, devaluing, distorting or changing them in any way.
Ignorance – this is „blindness“. The goal is to become a seer. Only he or she can be a seer, who is aware, conscious.
Change begins with the cleansing of the inner world. The releasing of emotions and concepts is the most important activity of all.
What becomes of your problem, when the accompanying emotion doesn’t exist anymore?
Your most important step towards stability and happiness lies in cleansing your inner sphere – consciously releasing from your subconscious all of the problematic reactions that you have ever learnt from others.
To be established in consciousness is to exist in a state out of karma.
If you prolong the process of noticing or become aware of your awareness, you become the user of your consciousness. In order to remain aware, you need to continue using it.
Conscious use of awareness is the foundation – your „eyes open up“. The picture becomes clear. This is why it has been called enlightenment. Conscious use of awareness - this is the light.
The duration of time when you are the user of consciousness corresponds directly to the degree of your freedom. The rest of the time autopilot dominates, a program where everything is pre-set.
If you actively use the skill of noticing, the world opens up – you notice sounds, sensations etc. Every moment offers a new discovery. As soon as you allow the subconscious to take over, your world collapses into being operated by programs, each running one after another.
In the name of personal improvement, there is little use in studying fascinating things or traveling someplace in the hope of experiencing something. The bad things you already have don’t go anywhere, right? You don’t free yourself of weeds by planting new plant cultures besides the weeds. You need to pull the weeds up by their roots.
Every person’s main goal is to discover their True Self. To discover one’s True Self means to reach the end of all one’s searching. This means an answer not only to your present searches for answers, but to your endless searches for answers. This is the ultimate solution, self-realization.
Once an automatic reaction is consciously released, it will never come back again. It’s disturbing influence in your life disappears completely.
You are taught that suffering is a “normal” part of being human. Actually, it is completely abnormal. You can easily release it, be rid of it. Life without negative emotions is not only possible, but indeed natural for all people.
You consider positive emotions to be so important, because you have no idea that something exists, that is even better than good emotions.
Consciousness has seven active qualities, awareness being one of them. The qualities of consciousness have nothing to do with emotions or the mind, thinking.
Mind and thinking are no cornerstone for true wisdom. The cornerstone for that is consciousness. The use of consciousness is what makes a human being truly smart.
Today your life is robotic, driven by both pleasant and unpleasant automatic reactions.
You can only change yourself by doing it practically.
However subtle your emotions, or high or important your thoughts, none of these can help you to reach awareness, or your True Self. The mind is only useful in a certain intermediate phase – the stage when you are cleansing your subconscious.
What we consider to be our personality is the set of our most frequently activated reactions. The personality consists of emotions, thoughts and the behavior resulting from them. If you know how to change these components, a change in personality immediately ensues.
A moment of insight is when God smiles on you.
According to the current worldview, the brain produces consciousness, matter is considered to be primary. On the basis of my research, I propose a view that differs by 180 degrees to this - the brain does not create consciousness. Consciousness is the base of your existence. It exists from the beginning and everything else emanates from it.
Your problems are not caused by thinking, but they are caused by automatic emotions and the too infrequent use of awareness.

Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

February 2015 – Human 2.0 – the Conscious Person: Ingvar Villido, one of Estonia's most interesting educators has taught thousands of people to know their inner world and to change it – weekly newspaper Eesti Ekspress

By Greta Kaupmees, Weekly newspaper "Eesti Ekspress", February 18, 2015

Ingvar Villido, one of Estonia's most interesting educators has taught thousands of people to know their inner world and to change it. The people who have taken Ingvar Villido's courses acquire a capacity that to a bystander seems supernatural - a reliable capacity to accomplish anything in their lives. This reliable capacity is awareness.

Each one of us has patterns of behavior that don't support our desired outcomes. You want one thing, but it turns out quite different. You read some self-help books, you even realize what needs to be different in your life, but after a short while, you find yourself repeating the same erroneous patterns. But what to do so it wouldn't be like this?

The most prevalent and disturbing of the "day-to-day problems" are issues with relationships, health problems, unsuccessful struggles with the power of ingrained habits, money worries, inefficiency at work and too long days with too small results. Some may be successful in business but have problems with family. When both of these areas are fine, health issues may crop up. While the body is fine, the relationships with parents are not...

Knowledge and collaboration

Lilleoru educational center, also known as an eco-community, is located in Aruvalla near Tallinn. It's the place for Ingvar Villido's students to regularly meet, to acquire knowledge and to put this knowledge into practice in active collaboration.

Ingvar Villido's teaching is based on the consistent use of awareness - wisdom, insight, differentiation, intuition, inspiration - in all everyday activities. These people have completed the various stages of The Art of Conscious Change course series. The possibilities gained based on knowledge is precisely what links these otherwise very diverse people.

Fashion designer Reet Aus Ph.D. assures that the effect of Ingvar Villido's courses is multifaceted - the increasing awareness spreads to your body as well, making it much easier to take care of your health. "You notice more and are therefore able to prevent illness. This makes you more peaceful and happy, because you can be more in charge of your own wellbeing."

Most of the time, the effect of Ingvar Villido's courses is felt with a slight delay. The length of this delay depends on how actively you apply the simple and effective techniques acquired in the courses to your everyday life. Application to everyday life is precisely what they are made for - in order to use them, you don't need anything except ... awareness, of course.

Which one of us hasn't heard that your energy flows where your attention goes. Attention is awareness. Take a look at yourself - even while reading this text, your attention jumps like a drunken monkey to a sound that starts somewhere, to the odor wafting in from the room next door or to thoughts that pop into your head. Your energy is overexploited from this constant uncontrolled use and you wonder why you lack the strength to accomplish what you actually need to get done. It's because you waste your strength on these "spontaneously occurring" jumps of attention.

Thinking and emotions

The Chairman of the Board of Estonian Development Fund, entrepreneur Ville Jehe compares awareness to a miracle medicine: "Imagine there is a miraculous medicine that cures all our ills - the ones we know, as well as the ones we're not yet even aware of. Even more - imagine that this medicine has many side-effects, all of them positive: better concentration, increased insightfulness and wisdom, better contact with the world around you. This medicine is totally natural, and after acquiring the recipe, you can produce it yourself, for free, in unlimited amounts. Would you like to have this medicine? This medicine exists. It is called an ability to be conscious. Everybody has access to it. But, how do you learn to use it consciously and steadily?"

Contemporary society values thinking and emoting. Think a lot and you are smart. Feel a lot and you are good. How much has thinking as a process helped you solve your issues, in order to accomplish lasting changes? Nothing changes if you just think about it, with your pre-existing knowledge. The uncontrolled feeling of all emotions that "come up" seems to be of value. However, how good has this constant change of states made your life? Do you choose your thoughts and feelings, or do they choose you, and you just think or feel along with them? But what is the alternative? Certainly not dull insensitivity and forgetting of knowledge, like some might fear.

Ingvar Villido states that we value emotions and thoughts just because we've forgotten the real capacities of the human being. These capacities that are not anything unusual but a natural part of what belongs to every person, to every being that walks on planet Earth. It's just that most of us don't use them consciously. Based on an original method created in Estonia, Ingvar Villido teaches the discovery and skilled use of these capacities in Estonia and elsewhere in the world.

This teaching answers the demands of the new era - the time is not far when every employer is looking for team members who have started to consciously use awareness and the capacities to better understand, analyze, decide, solve and to create. This applies to both work and personal life. "When you put into practical use what you learn at these courses in overcoming the obstacles and taking care of the needs that come up or tackling the new challenges, you achieve a whole new level. I call this Human 2.0", says Ingvar Villido.