Secrets of Artistic Dexterity: Myelin Sheath of Hand Nerves

So first thing that happens to you is that your attention becomes subtler. Attention becoming subtler means you start understanding deeper things. For example, a bird can see a flower but cannot feel the beauty of a flower. And a unrealized person can see the beauty of a flower, but cannot see the vibrations of the flower. So you become subtler; your attention becomes subtler. You definitely are at a higher evolutionary stage than the other people are.

Now we have to see how we use our attention. You have seen even when you were not realized, that supposing you start developing an art in your hand from your very childhood, then you develop the deftness of that particular art, because a kind of a myelin sheath grows on the nerves.

In the same way, when you are realized, I would say when you are a newly born person, if you start respecting your attention then gradually you develop a deftness for Sahaj Yoga. But so many people, when they get realized, they hardly come second time. Even if they come second time they do not develop the feeling of vibrations more. They still go on being busy with their day-to-day work, wasting their attention on things which do not give you the subtler feelings.

So the subtleness, the deftness of the art of Sahaja does not develop itself. For example, I would say a person who is over-read, as soon as he gets his realization he starts tallying it with what he has read. This makes his attention again wasted. As it is, his attention has been fixed by these conventional ideas; some of them are correct, some are incorrect, some are absolutely faulty. Some are useless. Some are only because they wanted to make money, they have published some trash. As soon as you get realization, you go back to your own gross awareness and start tallying this subtle with the gross. You start again losing your vibrations. Actually after getting realization I have seen, with small children, they sleep for very long hours, could become little inactive for some time. But if an elder gets it he will immediately go to the bookstore and buy one book on Kundalini and start reading about it. "

Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
January 27, 1977, "How to Fix the Attention "  
Bordi, India