Life has amazing twist and turns 10 or even 5 years ago I would have never pictured myself where I am today. Most of the stuff I was worried about never happened and the things that did I never saw coming. Some of the worst things that happened to me over that time turned out to be the best and some of the best turned out to be the worst. Which lets me know I don’t always know what I want or need in the long run. All the worrying in the world never got me anywhere but lost to all the beauty that was around me. Today I try to keep that in mind to bring the light of mindfulness to every moment, help others where I can and try to spread a wave of smiles wherever I go. It doesn’t always work out that way but I try and if it doesn’t work out there is always tomorrow. Being love and spreading peace is what its all about these days and trying to extend that to everyone I come across isn’t always easy but always worth it. When I flex the love muscle(keep it clean) it gets stronger and my smile gets brighter. When I was being a spiteful person in my youth full of anger and hate I thought I was strong and in control. Showing love and forgiveness is where real strength comes in today and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Peace Love Das
When we stop teaching hate and start fostering the love that we are born with we will start to see a decline in they types of events that happened in Boston today. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been effected in this tragedy. We need to foster understanding of one another, take time to show people we care and stop teaching hate to our youths. I do not subscribe to any belief that anyone is better than anyone else, because of sex, religion, skin color, sexual orientation or any other reason. Some people are taught very early on that some group of people are wrong for some character trait, they take this information from their parents and run with it and some take it to extreme levels which is why I believe these events keep taking place. People go through tough times and they look for someone to blame and usually it is who they are taught to blame from their parents or society. The truth is a lot of the suffering they are going through in the first place maybe could have been helped from spending time with some of the people they have been shown to hate. With all the stuff in the news these days I still believe that most people are good people, what makes me believe this, you ask? I talk to people and get to know them regardless of how they look, dress or how much money they have.
If we all took the time to understand one another maybe we could have a few more hugs and a lot less bombs.
Peace Love Das
1. Am I at peace?
2. Am I helping others?
That’s it! That’s what I generally boil it down to. Am I at peace? Is there joy in my life or am I dreading everyday? Am I getting better at living life going through it with more peace in my heart. If I am not a peace it is time to change something, keep track of what works and keeping moving towards that peace.
Now onto number 2, Am I helping others? Well what good is all the peace and good vibes if you are not sharing it and no I don’t mean banging on doors with some spiritual book in your hand. I mean being nicer to be people allowing them to live life, holding a door, making a donation, helping in hard times, general good will to mankind and doing so without judgment in your heart.
Well, how do you gauge your progress?
Peace Love Das
Spring is a great time of year I love seeing things come back to life and for me it is a time of action. Winter is a time of building energy and reflecting on where we have been but the energy of spring always urges me to move forward. Lately I have been diving deep into meditation and really expanding my spiritual life yet again. The people around me are always an inspiration moving forward in all aspects of life weather its at the gym, on the hiking trail, at work or in their relationships. I love switching gears and I tend to get into reading mode when I am doing my spiritual practice and it sometimes becomes less of a practice. One thing I was shown after years of filling my self with spiritual/religious knowledge that a little practice would go a lot further and I have found this to be absolutely true in my life and the impact it has on others. I try to keep reminders of where I am going all over the place to keep me on track. My spiritual literature is staged on my night stands, my mala is around my neck and some kirtan is on my radio. Whatever you are doing keep your motivation close at hand ever reminding you of what you are working towards but don’t forget to enjoy the journey as well.
Peace Love Das