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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Letting inner awareness bloom amidst all the imperfection

If there indeed is a Higher Energy, a Creator, why is that Energy partial? Why is it that we see so much imbalance in the way in which peace, happiness, health and wealth are distributed in the world? Why is Life so unfair to most people at most times? Why is Life so imperfect?

The answer to all these questions lies in accepting Life, the reality, as it is and understanding the purpose of Life itself. To be sure, we are created on this planet to understand the value of this Life, this lifetime. We are incarnated as human beings to be able to distinguish between right and wrong, good and bad, happiness and sorrow. To serve before we deserve or seek 'deservance'. Each moment has been designed for our personal learning, evolution and growth. If we see pain and suffering around us, we must see an opportunity to both be grateful for the blessings in our lives and to work for alleviating that suffering to the extent possible by us. Each event or encounter is inviting us to either soak ourselves in gratitude for what we have or to serve another. Each challenge placed in front of us is again an invitation to discover the indomitable spirit in us. To realize the 'Self', the soul, that is immortal. As long as we keep questioning why things are the way they are and keep doubting Life’s intellect and integrity, we will remain stuck and experience stagnancy. We will be embittered and embattled. The moment we awaken to the reality that 'it is what it is' , we will discover that 'our sense of gratitude’ and 'our spirit to serve' are inspiring us to live our lives meaningfully. We will then find abundance and joy in everything we see and do.

Spirituality is simply the flowering of this inner awareness. And what helps this flower bloom within is acceptance of what is, including the imperfection that surrounds us, than pining for what is not!

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