Ishvara Pranidhana: Your Connection to the Big Picture Even if you don’t have a higher power or a particular mythology that you connect with, we can all recognize that when it comes to our place in the universe, we are a tiny spec in a vast expanse. That respect for the powerful world around us; the unknown, the mysterious, and unexplainable, is what can connect us more deeply with ourselves. When we recognize our place in the world, we can come to a place of humble reverence for our true selves and for the beings surrounding us both small or big. You have endless possibilities in front of you and the way to happiness is in connectedness. That is the essence of Ishvara Pranidhana.