Sunday, May 6, 2012
Lately I have been on a roll of getting on people's nerves. It's confusing during times to discern between enthusiasm and restlessness.
I listened to a talk from one of my spiritual guides that had to do with whether or not your efforts are in the name of spirit and service or if your/ my actions are symptoms of being spiritually low. My life's goal is to serve the needs of spirit to live not in vein or to my own gain but to benefit others.
This is the joy of having such great teachers that remind me that Yoga is the practice of creating a seamless union between your spirit and your actions. In the life of activity, of action our lives at work we at some level are practicing Karma yoga: the practice of selfless service. Even if compensation is involved, it can be selfless service so long as the goal is to help others for their own sake rather than your own. It is wasteful to strive to impress others, because the Karma it generates then becomes toxic and can turn on you. I realized that rather than to be upset at others for not recognizing the goodness of my efforts, I should offer amends at making them objects of my unhealthy behavior.
So then what to do. My plan is to back down and re-analyze my life situation. My plan is to meditate and let the spirit of just allowing the organic occurance of grace occur. So long as I remain Mindful and uplifted, the Universe will provide for me as I hope it will you.
Om Peace Shanti