TO KNOW IS TO NOT SEEK
How many books about spiritual practices do you own? How many classes have you taken? How many degrees have been conferred upon you? How many different philosophies have you studied? Now the hard question; What are you doing with all of this information?
Humans seeking enlightenment seem to have a tendency to become collectors of information and, once it has been obtained, we are prone to be proud of its ownership. Our shelves are full of information but what about our lives? Our everyday, mundane, one foot in front of the other lives? When is this wonderful information used? When do we practice all that we feel we know? How do we use what we have read or studied? Do we just regurgitate what others have said/written? Or do we internalize it, take it to heart, try it on to see if it fits and then give it a chance to really work for us?
In order to become the better, spiritual person that so many say they want to become, the information must be incorporated into your daily practices. Here is where most of us get into a dilemma. How to do this. We are so “informed” that we are choking on the huge wad of “what to do-s” and “what not to do-s” that we give up in frustration and do nothing, thus not becoming anything other than what we already were; the person we weren't happy with to start with.
Here is a suggestion, find a program that will give you a foundation on which to start. One that will guide you through your own “stuff” so that you can see/feel step by step what it is you are trying to accomplish; the you that you wish to create. Then incorporate those practices into your daily routine until they become second nature to you so that you can grow further as your understanding reaches new heights.
Practices are called that for a reason, if you do not practice, you will not achieve. When you were a baby learning to walk, you practiced diligently to get the hang of putting one step after the next. You learned to talk so that others could understand you with the same determination. What about learning to drive, how long did you strive for that goal? Everything worth doing has taken practice. Think about this the next time you are ready to announce that you “can't” do something; meditate, pray, feel anothers distress or joy, or let something go.
Evolution of Self; Journey into Body, Mind, Spirit Balance is such a program. It gives you a good grounded foundation to build on so you can take your next step. Yes I know, a little shameless self promotion here and that is OK every once in a while. If you read the testimonials on the website, you will see what I am talking about. I invite you to find out where to start and begin. You CAN create the you that you truly want to be.
Bright Blessings and growth in wisdom, Chessie © Chessie Roberts 2012 all rights reserved