The clutches of maya can tempt us at any stage on our spiritual path and for differing reasons. We may feel we are too young to devote our whole life yet or we just want to see what we can attain; any reason can come up.
Yet once we have felt the truth of liberation, nothing else can compare. We may be in the highest paid job or even a job we love yet if it pulls us away from this, it will never be the same and sooner or later we realise.
This is the nature of material world we live in that is always seeking to tempt and condition us in to wanting more. Something we can always be aware of, and it’s many guises.
Our focus in life directs our energy, so as soon as we get sidetracked for a reason it can be gradually swayed unless we maintain a focused spiritual path.
In everyday life we have to maintain important anchors that stabilise our focus and practice so to keep us from being swayed by maya.
When we have and maintain these, we are far less likely to be pulled out and have to go through any more unnecessary suffering.
However the most important thing if we do is that we realise it as soon as possible as the illusion of maya and then re-anchor our practice once again along with the reminder of how we can get pulled out so we can recognise it when it comes up.
A daily practice is the most essential and if we can remind ourselves daily of why, this also helps. Surround yourself with those who support you in your spiritual practice and remain anchored from without and within. 🙏
When we really see within, beyond all the surface level that todays world judges us by. Then we see deeper, we see the whole, we see the inner truth, only pure love. Imagine if we were to see this in ourselves and others all the time, how much more beautiful our world could be. We are all beautiful souls, whole and perfect as we are. Nature teaches us this truth every day 🙏💗
What has happened in the last two weeks and to George Floyd is so very sad. Black lives matter, all lives matter and the topic should never even be an issue and needs to be openly exposed.
Why are we so blind to our truth that we are all one, why separate and judge on differences, surely we should have moved on from this, surely it should not be an issue at all. But yet the sad fact is it is, for race, health, age and any other reason it goes on.
There is always another way and I really do hope that one day it will really change completely. Lets do all we can to make it so ♡
As much as we dont want it or like it, life can be full of unfairness. Some people work hard all their life and dont have what they need. Others may do little or nothing and seem to have everything.
Our liberty can be taken from us, we can be faced with endless difficulties and our health can be threatened.
All of these are simply a part of life; life can be hard and a struggle and these are facts we have to face sometimes, yet there are many ways in which we can approach these times in life that simply just are, to make it far easier.
The following are ways I’ve found most helpful;
Accept things as they are; the more we struggle against things and people as they are, the harder it is for us.
Find the positive; there is always positive amongst difficulty. We just have to look for it. For example right now admist the coronavirus pandemic there is a beautiful peace outside and the birds are singing beautiful symphonies together. The air is cleaner and the earth is healing.
Change the meaning; ultimately it is not what happens to us, but the meaning we give it that counts and that is something completely within our control, no matter what the circumstances. Find the most empowering purpose and meaning and apply it to the situation and everything changes.You are the one who sets your sail. No one else.
A few years ago I wrote this small poem and it seems so apt right now for those of us who may be struggling;
Every difficulty can be an opportunity
Every struggle can be a strength
It is what you choose to focus on
That will really get you through anything,
To be place where you thought you would never be,
To be place where you’re more than you’ve ever been ♡
Use this time to grow stronger, to become more, learn more and find your way to soar.