All external stimulants like music, meditation, chanting – not drugs – should be boats to take you to the other shore. As mediums to transcend, they are absolutely okay. The only thing is that these tools should make you happy and content within, make your mind stable.Then you will not think bad about others.
We have to set benchmarks for ourselves like achieving stillness of mind and contentment, so that we are fully settled inside, whatever happens outside. Keeping that in mind, whatever boat we use to get to the other side is okay. Sometimes we find the right boat, through trial and error. Everything is flowing, so let us also flow with life.There are no mistakes; only experiences. Sometimes you call them good, sometimes you call them bad; both are part of existence.True masters and methods will not bind you; they will only liberate you.You should see everyone as an extension of yourself.
When we constantly prioritise our goals, how can we just go with the flow, especially in the professional world, where it is difficult to act differently from your colleagues?
The substratum called Chitta,mindstuff, can be activated through Prana, which also affects the chitta. Mindstuff has three different aspects – mind, intellect and ego.Whatever is predominant in this constitution, is your effect in this world. For example, some people are personality oriented, others are intelligent and wise, and still others are very emotional. Second, when you say ‘I versus the flow’, there is the ‘I’ factor, which is like a piece of wood in the water. It becomes the water. Then you will not have doubts and questions.
Think of only how effective you are in this world in this lifetime, instead of focussing on what you think you are. Then, you will easily flow with time.Raw material is delivered by time, the finished product is yours. You have been given time, space, awareness, intellect and opportunity. Make the best use of it; don’t waste it.We must always be aware of the duration of our existence. If you are clear about that, every moment, you will be practical.
Before being spiritual, be practical. Spirituality is inherent in you, because you have a spirit, which is activating the physical, emotional, intellectual and personality aspects.What you will do with all these, that’s your choice. Do the highest possible with all these attributes.You may face opposition, criticism and if you fall at every objection, you cannot perform. You need to be focussed and have clarity of purpose, and if it is beneficial to society, go ahead and do it.
Some days I feel connected and on other days, I feel disconnected.What should I do?
Every individual on this planet has a mind. Mind cannot stay constant. It cannot stay still; that is why it is often described as a monkey, high on alcohol or bitten by a scorpion. So how can the monkey be stable? You cannot discard the nature of the mind, it is like that only. Sometimes we feel connected and at other times we feel disconnected.
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