A major misunderstanding is to believe that others are guilty for your sufferings, that you suffer because of them. In reality all reactions to the world take place in your inner sphere. It’s not the world that needs to change - instead, your inner reactions need to.
This teaching is about the next step - beyond mindfulness. With the use of awareness in active form you don’t just notice, but are able to influence, directly. For example, you can use your consciousness to release the autopilot of emotions from your system.
Only through the use of awareness can you reach the True Self.
When thinking stops, you become thoughtless. But, what is left? What is that? What is that silence?
Have you noticed how the thinking mind works? We hear something, we comment. See or smell something - again comments. We comment everything, like children. All the time. And you believe it’s normal? Why?
There is only one goal in yoga: to restore a human to their rightful position in the hierarchy of creation and learn to direct life consciously, not to be driven by it. And of course, to reach one’s roots. To reach one’s actual potentiality.
Instead of emotions and the thinking mind, awareness should be placed as primary.
Life is not complicated. We ourselves make it complicated. There are three main reasons for that: untamed and random movement of awareness, automatic thoughts that do not correspond to reality and automatic emotions. These components also make up the list of things to gain freedom from.
When using awareness, that itself is neutral in nature, one experiences neutrality. To be neutral means to be adequate. It means to see events as they are – without glorifying, devaluing, distorting or changing them in any way.
Ignorance – this is the darkness. The goal is to become a seer. Only the one who is aware, a user of consciousness, is able to see.
Change starts from purifying the inner sphere. To release automatic emotions and concepts is the most important activity of all activities.
What happens to your problems, to your issues, if the accompanying emotion ceases to exist?
Your most important step towards stability and happiness lies in cleaning the inner sphere – consciously releasing your subconscious of the problematic reactions you once learned from others.
To be aware of your consciousness means to be in a state that is outside of karma.
If you prolong the process of noticing or become aware of your awareness, you become the user of consciousness. To remain aware, you need to continue using it.
Using awareness forms the foundation – your „eyes open up“. The picture becomes clear. This is why it has also been called enlightenment. This is the light – application of awareness.
The duration of your use of consciousness corresponds to the duration of your freedom. Rest of the time autopilot dominates, a program where everything is pre-set.
When you remain with noticing, the world opens up – you notice sounds, sensations etc. Every moment is a new discovery. As soon as you allow the subconscious to take over, your world collapses into being operated by programs, one after another.
In order to actually improve, there is little use from learning fascinating things or traveling to someplace in hope of experiencing something. Those bad things that you already have don’t disappear, do they? To become free of this weed, you need to outroot it, not just plant other plants next to it.
To discover True Self is the main goal for every person all over the world. To discover True Self means to reach the end of your search. Not just your current search for answers, but your infinite search. This is the ultimate solution, self-realization.
Once an automatic reaction is consciously released, it will never occur again. It’s disturbing influence in your life ceases completely.
You are taught that sufferings are a “normal” part of being human. Actually, they are absolutely abnormal. You can easily release them, be without them. Life without negative emotions is not only possible, but indeed natural for all people.
You only cling to positive emotions, because you don’t have any idea, that exists something even better, than good emotions.
Consciousness has seven active qualities, awareness being one of them. As phenomenas, the qualities of consciousness have nothing to do with emotions or thinking, the mind.
Mind and thinking do not form the cornerstone of wisdom, being smart. Instead, that cornerstone is your consciousness. Use of consciousness in active form is what makes humans smart, the true Homo Sapiens.
The life you live today is already robot-like, directed by automatic reactions - both good and bad ones.
You can change yourself only by practically doing it. Theory and opinions alone have little practical value.
However exquisite the emotions, high or important thoughts, none of them help you to reach awareness nor primordial True Self. The mind can only be of temporary use while purifying the subconscious.
What we consider to be our personality is the set of our most frequent reactions. Personality consists of emotions, thoughts and the resulting behavior. If you know how to change these components, a change in personality immediately follows.
The moment of an insight is the moment when God turns towards you with a smile.
In current worldview it is assumed that the brain produces consciousness, matter is considered as primary. According to my research, I propose a view that differs 180 degrees - the brain does not create consciousness. Consciousness is the base of your existence, it already exists and creates all else.

Ingvar Villido. Acharya Ishwarananda

July 1, 2018 - Ingvar Villido's speaking engagements at GEN international conference

On July 10th visionaries and pioneers in sustainability development will gather in Lilleoru educational hub to share experiences, create new ideas and initiatives that support balanced and wise developments. 

The international conference focusing on sustainability, titled “The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” will take place 10-14 July, starting off with a day dedicated to the vision for Estonia on the 10th of July. During the Estonia day, Ingvar Villido will present on the main stage with a talk “Awareness as the Key to Elicit Change in the World” and conduct an open space workshop on the same topic during the second half of the day.  

“The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” will see 500+ participants attracting visionaries and practitioners on sustainable lifestyle from all over the world. On July 11th a workshop “Personal Sustainability” will take place, introducing a book with the same title, published by Routledge press earlier in the year. During the workshop Ingvar Villido along with the workshop facilitators dr. Stella Veciana from Lüneburg University and dr. Kaidi Tamm from Karlsruhe University will share their research and view on personal sustainability. During the workshop dr. Helena Lass will also share her vision for the future developments in mental health. 

During the plenary session in the morning of the 12th of July, Ingvar Villido will present his newest and first book in English “Turning Point. The Teaching that Radically Changes Everything You Know About Human Nature and Potentiality”. The book was published specifically in time for the international conference and summarizes the unique holistic approach to human nature outlined by Ingvar Villido and based on awareness as the new paradigm.  

13.07 Ingvar Villido’s workshop “Human 2.0: Practical Elements of a Paradigm Shift Based on the Application of Awareness” will take place. During the workshop Ingvar will explain the core principles of a paradigm based on awareness, introducing what awareness is and how its use can replace the commonly overvalued use of emotions and thinking. The approach outlined by Villido emphasizes the practical use of awareness during all daily activities instead of the dominance of automatic emotions and thoughts.  

The Art of Conscious Change course taught by Ingvar Villido will take place as part of the post-conference program. 

The international conference “The Wisdom of Conscious Communities” takes place annually in collaboration with Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) that connects over 10 000 sustainability-oriented communities from all over the world.