Stop Running The Race … Enjoy The Present Moment
Every soul seeks happiness. While happiness itself is searched for its own sake, many other goals such as health, beauty, money, or power are valued, because we expect that this is what will make us happy.
In today’s world there have been unprecedented advancements in the areas of medical science and technology, but when it comes to attaining this blessed and beautiful state of happiness, not much has changed. We often end up feeling that instead of being filled with happiness, instead we have spent our time feeling anxious and pressured to attain something, which could lead us to success and happiness.The sense of happiness, a natural state of being to each soul, has become very difficult to experience in the world today, because it has become dependent on physical attainments and achievements.
As children, we were thrilled and happy naturally. We could share our experiences of such joys in response to simple events like hearing a bird chirping or sharing our snacks with a good friend. As we became older, pressure set in to achieve extrinsic goals like success in education, business, or even raising a family. This has resulted in losing the awareness that our first basic goal or responsibility is to express our joy of being.
For when we go against our own nature to be happy, we can never reach anywhere.
We each have a picture of what we wish to accomplish in this life. Though it may be a vague glimmering merged beneath your ordinary state of awareness…meditation can help you get in touch with it!
We aspire for different types of success. It could be money, health and social relationships. How close we get to attaining that goal becomes our measure for the quality of our life. The problem arises when we become so obsessed with achieving something, that we stop deriving joy from the present moment. Don’t let this happen to you! Happiness truly does lie within; it is intrinsic to the soul. Come enjoy discovering your hidden treasure of happiness through Raja Yoga Meditation.
Many blessings on the Journey~Call me to join us for small group meditation, also called “Remembrance” and discussion.
Here’s today’s message in a nutshell~for us to embody and share with others~~~
Remember the example of the “Waves and the Ocean”:
“Certainly we will receive waves of loving energy from one another. But they pass, as all waves do! The wave is nothing in comparison to the ocean, the unlimited source. There is an unlimited source of love within all our hearts. Not the heart of our body, the heart of our soul. While waves come and go, the ocean of your love is always only one second and no distance away within your self. You are it! But you can only be aware of being a source of love, when there is an end to wanting waves of love from others.
The key to drawing on our inner source, our ocean of love, is intention.Only the accurate intention behind our words and actions allows us to draw on our own inner ocean. As we do, without condition, we may even feel “oceanic” which is the feeling that we have an unlimited supply of energy to give. When we feel this unlimited source flowing from within us, it brings with it a happiness that we sometimes call bliss.
Taking these thoughts further is important because of all the “viral beliefs” that have caused the diabetes of the soul, which is the inability to convert the loving gestures of others into the sweetness that will energise us to be capable of reciprocating with the sweetness of our own love. The viral beliefs that have infected us are the ones that told us we need to find love, get love, win love, be loved, before we can know love!!
This is why the vast majority of people on earth at this time suffer from this spiritual disease.
Let us become the Healer of Hearts, our own and others Being in the company of unconditionally loving souls, helps the spiritual diabetic slowly relearn how to accept the love of others, which is the same as learning how to be love ourselves. Healing of the heart results in being able to give love, to be loving, and mean it!!!
However, the ‘drugs’ we use as a substitute for love will need to go. Those substitutes are our dependencies. Whatever we have become dependent on to assuage our temporary inability to be loving and loveful can be called a “drug”.
Take a moment and write down all the things you are dependent upon both physically and mentally, to see what your personal “substitutes” are. To identify them, imagine what you currently believe you can not live without. THEN imagine living without those dependencies~as you do you are creating your freedom, preparing yourself for a return to your natural loving state of being. You are preparing for the moment when you are free and open and transparent and available and giving…AGAIN!!! WITHOUT desiring, wanting, expecting, craving, or attracting anything in return.
You are cured completely from the spiritual disease of diabetes when you fully realise that love is ultimately what you are when the energy of you (&.me) is radiating outwards at its highest level. It is what we are here to do. Love is what the “I” that says, “I am” is, in its highest state of being. When that is realised then the “Search” for love is called off. …the heart is healed!
You may even realise that when you are authentically loveful towards others, you are fulfilling the very purpose of life itself. In such moments, the energy of the soul, the self, is fully revitalised and exhaustion, helplessness, hopelessness, and apathy all become fading memories and extremely strange concepts.
Ultimately you cannot ‘manufacture’ an authentically loving gesture. It is only ‘real’ when it is spontaneous and natural. But between here and there it does no harm to do a bit of manufacturing! If nothing else it awakens us to a deeper level of self awareness as we explore and understand the ways in which we have blocked our own heart.”
from Mike George in The Immune System of the Soul