I have often said that if you don't have a spiritual practice - a way of staying centered in your own consciousness, that the world will devour you. Having just returned from a 10-day meditation retreat, I am reminded of how much we have to numb ourselves on a daily basis just to live in the everyday world. In prolonged silence and in nature we begin to vibrate differently, we begin to sense the world around us, and the more subtle world inside and everywhere, the energy of life fills our awareness. In contrast, the noise, the mindless pace, the anger, stress, and materialism of the modern "civilized world" looks more insane then it ever did when returning to it from the top of the mountain.
The only real truth is what lies within, and the only way to get there is through dedication to inner truth. For me, meditation is and has always been the deepest path to the core of my existence.
I read a great quote today that was very simple, practical and reassuring. It basically was this:
When you receive a technique for meditation, the greatest obstacle to your progress is to get discouraged because you are not getting "results" and then to quit your daily practice. It is a requirement, and a sign of your commitment to your greater self, to have the discipline and perseverance to meditate daily. It is practice, just as with anything we learn to do well. The rewards are infinitely greater than anything we can conjure up with our own minds, so dive deep, be consistent and choose to stay on the path.
As we move through the darkest time of the year, let us be guided by our deep faith in the wisdom of our inner heart. Om Mane Padme Hum - May We Know the Self as the Clear Light within the Heart.
Coaching or Psychotherapy can be used as a catalyst for creating your intention to seek the truth within. We all need reminders, support, encouragement and inspiration to keep on when life's obstacles make us forget who we are.
Author, Ben Schwarcz
Transformational Coach, Psychotherapist, EFT Tapping Practitioner, Teacher and Author.