I see everything is perfect."
This past weekend I was blessed to participate in a lecture on meditation and breath work by Sri Dharma Mittra, from the Dharma Yoga Center of New York. His kind and caring delivery of treasured information was presented in a thoughtful and accessible manner. He greeted his audience with grace, humbleness, and whisps of humor. He offered so many nuggets of wisdom, that I could barely keep up with my pen and paper. Here are just a few that I wanted to share. Such beauty and truth in these thoughts...don't you agree?
He started off his talk by acknowledging the world thoughts. "Thoughts are simply changes of emotions. As you become the witness of these thoughts you are able to attain a sense of non-action. You are action-less. You can then say to yourself, 'I see myself....and fill in the blank."
"We update our computers, our phones, our electronic devices; but when was the last time that you updated your compassion?" This statement really hit home for me. We are so involved in making sure our devices are up to date that we often forget the most important device in our system, which I feel is our heart. This is the center of our love, our source of strength, our opportunity to surrender. The great trials and victories occur here. Why wouldn't we offer an update to this system of our bodies? As we become more aware and open to the mysteries of life, we become less inclined to judge that which we can't understand. We can realize ourselves in the eyes of another. The separateness of 'me' and 'them' dissolves. Our capacity to judge ourselves or another is softened by this update of compassion. Close your eyes and place your hand on your heart...this beautiful beat beneath your hand is reason enough to be compassionate. Breath in more love...exhale and send it out!
"The amount of happiness you have right now is a reflection of what's ahead of you!"
This statement was another goose-bump moment. What a gorgeous and wondrous thought. Our current state of happiness paves way for the multitude of blessings that lie ahead....
And finally, the last nugget he offered was that 3 things occur during our spiritual growth:
- We first gain knowledge
- We reflect upon this knowledge by using our intelligence. In this pursuit don't forget to be enthusiastic!
- Become aware of the realization of everything. You will not always obtain 'answers' to all of your questions.
May these nuggets of inspiration serve to inspire your growth and days. What are you seeking on your spiritual path? Do you have sources of inspiration that keep you moving forward? How can you practice compassion towards yourself and others?
I believe that questions grease the wheels of curiosity.
May You Sweetly Seek:)