I’ve been slacking spiritually. This happens from time to time and it doesn’t feel very good, but sometimes I get so preoccupied with worrying about stuff that I let go of the wrong things. I still find myself inspired by the seemingly mundane, but I need to get back to a more regular habit of meditation, especially the metta meditations. My spiritual practice has become rather weak lately.
My life goes most smoothly when I am blessing and uplifting my fellow humans. I’ve been doing less of that recently and I need to step it up. In fact, last night I found myself saying some pretty unfortunate things about some people I met at my last job. There were some truly unusual people at that job and I have struggled to see the good in some of them. But what I need to remember is anything negative I recognize in someone else is but a reflection of some aspect of myself that I do not wish to face. When I am able to remember this I am able to care about people regardless of their behavior.
Just as in gratitude, in forgiveness sometimes we have to take things down to the very basics. Just as sometimes life becomes so difficult it is necessary to give thanks for just being able to survive ones circumstances, sometimes we have to look at others as people who are doing their best, no matter how unfortunate their best might be, and know that all beings just want to be happy. Sometimes people just stray really far from the truth and seek happiness where it cannot be found. It’s a form of hell. And it’s hard to see people stuck there.
I need to reconnect with the Source because every once in a while when I am talking with someone, I say things that I know have come from a wisdom much higher than my own. And I know for certain that when I am diligent about meditation and spiritual study, those moments happen more frequently. Synchronicities become an everyday occurrence. It’s easy to forgive people and it’s easy to love them. Life takes on a sparkly, magical quality. It’s like being in love…with the whole world. It’s the most amazing thing ever.
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to feel like that? It’s intoxicating.
I set my intention, once again, to the path I have chosen and I look forward to daily miracles.
Our spiritual well-being requires constant care, just like our physical well-being. It’s never a done deal. I am happy to put forth the effort for the sake of my fellow humans.