Hello Lovely People
Are you living your life according to spiritual principles? Is your life perfect because of that?
There are loads of books and gurus out there selling to you the secret to eternal happiness and a life of riches. Of course, if you are in the sad majority (i.e. 99.9% of people on this planet) who experience downs as well as ups, the reason is that you have not followed the rules to achieve constant and amazing success,, and that means you failed.
Can we stop there for a moment?
Can you name just one person who lives a life of say 80 years and NEVER experience any setback or disappointment or disillusionment?
Come on, think harder – there must be someone.
Or is life meant to be a balance between joy and sadness, success and disappointment, health and illness, etc etc?
Why do these gurus create the impression that life is always a bunch of roses, and that when you are scratched by a thorn, it is your fault?
The more I see and experience of life, the more I realize that there is a perfect rhythm of ups and downs in our lives.
So how do we deal with the downs? How about changing the words we use? When we experience ups, the implication is that there we will go down, and the other way round.
I would rather prefer to talk about challenges and gratitude. When I use those words, my life does not necessarily become flawless – if it does, I will check my pulse, because I may be dead and still walking around.
When I talk about challenges and gratitude, the emotional see-saw disappears and my path becomes much more balanced. When I then hit a challenge, I do much soul-searching, because I know already that my destination is gratitude. And when I experience gratitude, I know that my next challenge will be bigger, but so will be the opening of my heart in gratitude.
I like to think of that as the pulse of the Universe. It is also called life.
Love and Light