The Urgency of Our Spiritual Work – January 12 2020

Every day when you wake up in the morning, or go to bed at night, look at yourself and say, ‘where am I, what am I doing? How many falsities are still in my life? Am I really doing my sadhana sincerely?’ People say – I don’t have time. We have time for everything else. The fact is that urgency for sadhana has not arrived.

Sri M

Why am I here? What is my life about? Is it simply about survival? About achieving more? More money more power more recognition more approval more sex more stuff more love? Or is it about finding my connection to Higher Self? To God?

Sadhana is any spiritual exercise that moves one in the direction of the ultimate goal of complete enlightenment.

We can do sadhana with every breath. With every moment we align ourselves with the needs of the ego or with an experience of the divine. We choose to love or we choose to withhold. We ask ‘what can I get,’ or ‘what can I give.’

When will we begin to do our true work?

Today I will dedicate myself to recognizing the world, and myself, as the divine; and I will ask for guidance in each moment that I be shown how I may be Self, giving to Self; how I may choose to give, rather than to take; how I may allow myself to be as large and loving and compassionate as Spirit would have me be, rather than to fall into my smallness as ego would have me do.

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