I saw a posting which says…”I just want to Love myself…again”. And what a true,honest and wise declaration and acknowledgment.And this is a silent unconscious aspiration of all beings.This wish to love oneself can come in the form of a longing to be loved,to want to love someone(sometimes obsessively),hankering for happiness and satisfaction in life,searching for something unknown,a feeling of empty,meaningless existence,the joylessness of depression,jealousy and selfishness.Even a deep sense of joyous delight and pleasure can evoke a desire of wanting to love oneself.
We often hear words telling us to pray, love,to forgive, to do good, to be kind,to be happy, to be nice and pleasing,to not hurt,to not worry,to not think too much,to be happy.Then we tell ourselves,we already love,we are happy,we don’t care what others are doing, we are not doing anything bad,we are nice and please others too much,we are the ones who are hurt,we say that we are not thinking too much or worrying,etc.In other words we play victim of denial,defence and demand/expecting love from external sources.The ‘call’to come home into the core of our being is happening every moment of our lives,non-stop!
How are we to hear its still,quiet voice when we are busy looking externally for love,craving attention(to be liked and to feel significant) and being seduced by a myriad of worldly attractions in all sorts of forms/ways.The world tells us to be kept busy with muti-tasking.We are disturbed by people and situations and get caught playing ignorant games of the mind.We become identified with running constant negative commentaries in the already tired mind.So we believe whatever the busy and negative mind is chattering/nattering to us…and it mostly makes us feel bad/harsh of ourselves.The mind keeps us outside of ourselves,it prevents the entry Within the self into the Heart(home is where the heart is,where love lives).
On the other hand when we practice and learn to tame,calm and quiet the mind,it becomes our guide and provides the ‘ladder’down into the Heart(True Self)…..where we will be empowered, embraced and engulfed with Joy,Wisdom and Compassion,thus we come to know/meet Love(God) and will love ourselves/others unconditionally.The unconscious ‘war’ within the self is ended,Truth is revealed…….we come to the True state of Conscious Living!Are we willing and courageous to sit by ourselves,to face whatever Truth about ourselves(guilts,shames,fears and flaws,goodness and kindness,etc.)in order to let it all go and Be who we already are….Love itself!
When the mind is silenced,the Heart speaks!
Very often we forget that we have a Wise,Loving,Courageous,Creative and Joyful Heart to enjoy silent company with.We tend to give so much attention to everything outside of ourselves.
We go about our lives mostly listening and living up to the voices that spread beliefs,ideologies,opinions,fear,judgements,criticism and cynicism, terror,divisiveness,expectations,power and control and false notions of achieving lasting happiness and pleasures.
The mind wavers with confusions,uncertainties and agitation,restlessness,anguish,torments,anxieties….then we wonder why we are so disturbed and unhappy again and again eventhough we may have had a good time doing something pleasurable or enjoyable.
The mind must be calmed and stilled in order for the Heart to be fully opened to act in joyful,peaceful,loving engagements…
What is our spiritual agenda for the day?for now?apart from having a little fun, and carrying out duties,work,chores and other mundane activities.
Could it be the practice of being kind in the face of unkindness?
Could it be making an assertive effort in spending a few minutes time alone to self-reflect,to listen to the heart,to touch the heart?,to rest the mind(learning to meditate)?
Could it be allowing the self to be Present/Aware of intentions,thoughts,actions,reactions,speech/words.
Could it be feeling of gratitude to someone(a stranger,an enemy)to life itself, to a situation,perhaps offering a good deed in thankfulness not only to whomever that made you feel good but reaching out into the unknown to witness that True Self of charity coming from within.
And it could be more noble agendas that the creative heart wants to be opened up to,not only in giving,but in being not afraid to receive goodness from others(without having any motive to mistrust,without further expectations,or misunderstandings or being doubtful about).
Worldly distractions provide a platform to forget the True Self.
Spiritual endeavours,provide the connection of remembrance of our True self.
It is with a deep feeling of blessings that I am pleased to announce the official release of my book which is written with a heartfelt and sole intention to help raise consciousness and awareness in each and every human heart to help make this world a better place to live in with the promoting of compassion and kindness and the ending of unnecessary suffering! It is available for purchase on Amazon and Chapters/Indigo websites worldwide.
It is truly a momentous time for me to witness the release of this book into the world and surrender it into the hands of all who want to walk into the path of Truth and take courage to face and resurrect all that beauteous gems within the True Self which lay dormant waiting to be fully animated into everlasting Human Life.This book does not in any way speak of a religious context telling anyone to believe in anything good or not good.It does not speak of tones in any judgmental,criticising or condenming way.Matter of fact in this book, I embrace everything and everyone as I reveal my own faults,follies and foolishness and how waking up to realize my sufferings propelled me to move inward into myself to see the ‘demons’ as well as treasures buried so deep that I had to resurrect all good and bad within my being,sweeping clean all those that are poisonous and toxic for myself and others and revelling and sharing in all that are beauteous and good.
In this book, I open up myself explicitly to share with the world the wonders,joys, triumphs,and dangers of traversing on this wondrous journey we know as the spiritual journey….I speak directly, truthfully and very simply from my heart to your heart without any agenda other than being a lamp to help you find that light-switch in the dark.It is then up to each one to turn on the light switch of your own heart and leave it on for others to find their way!
This book is available on all amazon sites,Barnes and Noble,ebay and Chapters.ca