So I’m sitting hear looking at the altar that stands tall in my bedroom the smell of some incense burning and flames from candles flickering back and forth. It’s very easy for me to be in a spiritual mindset in my apartment no matter where I am which is all well and good but it dosen’t mean a thing unless I bring that peace, tranquility and love out into the world. I often think about this, it’s very easy to forget your lofty goals when you jump behind the wheel of your car and somebody cuts you off. A lot harder to keep your ego incheck when it is in fact being checked by outside circumstances and people. It’s easy to be a good christian at church, a good hindu at temple, a good wiccan at ritual a good well you get the point and the point is the goal of religions, well one of the goals is to better its members. I think just about everyone has that potential but you and I are missing the boat if we don’t take it with us.
There are many things I do to help especially when I first started trying to keep my cool in all situations, not just for everyone else but for myself too. Most days before I leave the house I do some repeat some mantras which helps cause if you keep this practice going when your out and about it repeats in the background of your mind. Hard to complete the act of flipping off the guy who cut you off when the mantra chimes back in. I also try to wear some type of religious medallion around my neck. Not a big one that stands out or anything usually worn under my shirt because hey its for me. When my days get off to a bad start I wear a full 108 bead mala(prayer beads). The mala is hard to forget your wearing it cause you can feel it most of the time and that’s a good reminder. On those extra bad days, hey I don’t have them often but they do come up, I wear a rosewood mala which is a constant reminder cause im allergic to them but hey keeps my mind focused on the thought just cause I feel like I’m going to hell does not mean I got to take everybody with me.
So these are just some of the things I do to bridge the gap and make an easier transition of bringing my spirituality out from wear it lives to where everyone else lives. Which I hope helps everyone including me. So what do you do to keep yourself spiritually focused?
Peace Love Das