We were born with a need to create a personal identity that separates us from our spirituality. We’re preoccupied with the past and the future but we only feel at home when we truly learn to be in the present. When we wake up in the present, we’re on intimate terms with life and our spiritual nature. People race from one chore or responsibility to another. But we can find peace of mind amidst these activities by discovering our purpose in them and use it to guide our daily life. Excessive self-criticism and guilt create psychological wounds. We are healed and changed when we discover our basic goodness and are nourished by it.
Be a light unto yourself.
Be your own confidence.
Hold to the truth within
As to the only truth.
- Gautama Buddha
Sometimes we have a sense that we are rushing through life and not really living it. We feel, “I wouldn’t want to give up this life I’m living, but sometimes it’s hard and it seems as if I’m missing something.”
Mother Teresa stated, “There is a hunger for ordinary bread, and there is a hunger for love, for kindness, for thoughtfulness, and this is the great poverty that makes people suffer so much.”
Millions of people are hungry for spiritual nourishment and feel as if they are carrying the weight of the world. But what is there to do but to go on. This is real life. We are not going to give up all our possessions, bills, and families and go live in a hut on a mountain top.
If you want the truth,
I’ll tell you the truth;
Listen to the secret sound,
The real sound, which is inside you.
Cite: Losing the Weight of the World: A Spiritual Diet to Nourish the Soul by Jonathan Kramer, and Diane Dunaway Kramer