Effects of Our Surroundings

I have been thinking more and more about the effects of our surroundings.  I go though ebbs and flows on this path like anyone else.  Sometimes spiritual pursuit is in the forefront of my mind but sometimes life gets busy and it is easier to just slack off.  By the time I have this realization I am consuming without thought and certainly without mindfulness.  I get into what I call autopilot, just going through life and not experiencing so much.  I do not control as much of what I am consuming, with my eyes, my mouth, my ears and my mind.  In the beginning little effect is seen I listen to a little negative music no worries.  Watch a little too much news and some bad TV not too bad.  Eat some bad food that is not good for me what can it hurt.  A little gossip just for fun cause after all I am just talking.  Then wham straight to the face with negative thinking and I am in a rut.  Everything around us has the potential to effect us physically, spiritually and mentally.  While a little of this would not hurt us if we are keeping a spiritual mindset the cumulative effects add up but it does seem to hit suddenly or maybe the realization just comes on that way.  I try to stay mindful of what I am in taking in these days try to set aside some time each day to meditate and pray.  Maybe listen to some uplifting music and read some scripture.  The effects of these small actions can have a great and sudden impact on myself and those around me cause I am  better equipped to be in the world when in a spiritual mindset.  If a fraction of the world spent a little more time on the positive and a little less time on the news, reality TV, the latest want, junk food and gossip to name a few the world might be a much brighter place to live in.  While I think with how busy we are now with all our distractions we spend less and less time on spirituality and more and more time on mindless endeavors.  A good test for me is when I drive to work in the morning if I am disturbed about the traffic I am not doing what I should but when I am checking out the trees and the clouds I’m on the right path.  With so much advancement in the world these days I think everybody could use a little more time to advance their hearts.

 

What did you consume today?

 

 

Peace Love Das

Poseidon

Spirituality can come from anywhere, anything can be shown to help us better find our peace.  To prove that point this blurb is about what I learn from Poseidon my cat or P Man for short.  My cat is a wonderful creature he is a rescue from the local animal shelter.  An adult cat when I got him his time was limited as he had been in the shelter for a while, when I found out how much time he had left before they put him down he was boxed up and I took him home.  Very highly recommend rescuing an animal they may even do the same for you.  Back to the point, this furry little guy is  really in the moment, just about all of the time.  His ability to sit on my meditation cushion for hours would impress anyone  He does still get a little mad when I work too much but he is ultra quick to forgive, never holds a grudge for any longer than it takes to pet his head.  He is a cat of few words, I actually didn’t think he could make noise for the first couple years but now he grunts very kind words now and then.  He very much so seems to be at peace most of the time, must be all his napping.  There is much to be learned along this spiritual path from just about everything in our lives and we can learn much from our animal friends.

 

What has your animal friends shown you?

 

 

Peace Love Das

Tech with a spiritual purpose

So tonight I don’t feel like writing much so I’m using voice dictation on my phone. We have all kinds of of tools at our fingertips these days and they can be used for good or bad most of the time for neither. I for 1 love gadgets and my cell phone is at the top of the list but I could get caught up clicking away typing on this checking on that and wasting a lot of time. So I decided a while back to use some of the technology I have to keep me on a spiritual path . I usually have some sort of special background set up on my phone to remind me of this fact . I also set up a Twitter account short time ago and use that for Spiritual means and it has work tomorrow  I just really only follow people with a positive message or something good to say many of them spiritual people I admire. It’s a never ending stream a positive messages and spiritual tips. I also have my Kindle account synced on my phone with many spiritual books on it . I also upload a bunch of spiritual music.

how are you using the tools you have to bring the spiritual realm into your life?

Peace Love Das