"Who broke into my spiritual house? What did they take? What did they leave?"
I have to admit a fair amount of surprise at the response to my blog last week. I suspected something was up as I started getting responses from people I had never heard from before and when I saw that it had been featured on the Best of Spark People Daily, all the pieces fell into place. It was an powerful affirmation for me, a response to something that happened to me a few months ago.
I was outside walking a meditation walk; it was early in the morning, a quiet time before the rest of the world was awake. I was listening to my footsteps and my breathing and any thought that came into my mind.
"SHARE WHAT YOU KNOW."
That thought had an instant impact for me and is something that has stayed with me since it appeared. That's what I put in my blogs, the things I know. Interestingly enough, there's a lot there to share and as I discover and share all that I know, I make room in my brain for more of what I know to emerge!
“If you light a lamp for someone else it will also brighten your path.” ~Buddha
I love that quote. As I've shared what I know, other people share what they know and we're twice blessed! I've gone deep within on this particular leg of my journey and I'm really impressed by what I've discovered. Each fragment of discovery gets added to what I've already learned, what I know right now.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. - Joseph Campbell
It's been a slow process but I'm understanding now some real reasons for the poor food choices I make along the way and why some days are better than others. I know all the "rules" but until I truly understand why I choose to do otherwise, it's not going to matter that I know what I SHOULD be doing.
"It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you don't stop." (Confucius?)
I keep a pad of paper next to my bed now since some of my most important thoughts occur in those moments before I'm completely awake. "Who broke into my spiritual house" was on the paper this morning. I wrote it in half-consciousness, those few minutes that I was beginning to stir but not quite ready to get out of bed. Who broke into my spiritual house? No one, all have been invited. What did they take? Everything I offered. What did they leave behind? More than I can ever begin to count. We can all do so much for each other as we continue on our quest; so much sharing to be done!! My friend MOTHER-NATURE wrote a powerful blog this week; if you haven't read it yet, go there now!! (The link is at the end of my blog.)
Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems. Look for someone who won't let you face them alone.
My Inner Journey team had a journaling question recently that really caught my attention: Are you moved and inspired by your life?
I didn't answer that one right away but I see now that the answer has be "yes." The deeper I go on this Inner Journey, the more discoveries I'm making. There's a lot here and more sharing of what I know to come!!
“People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.”
— St. Augustine