We often use the term: ‘Mind your own business.’ But how about minding our own senses? If Raja Yoga is mastery over the ‘self’, then who is the ‘self’, and who or what are we supposed to be mastering?
There are many stories and poems from around the world, and they describe the body with all its senses as a kingdom to be mastered. The senses are often referred to as wild horses which need to be tamed. They run off into many different directions, and the one holding the reins has to have the strength and the expertise to guide them gently back on track.