Giving You My Mind, One Piece at a Time

Personal Growth

Published a couple of years ago in The Daily Grind - 0 Comments

I am going through a personal renaissance, of sorts. My renewed spiritual practice is bringing me great insight into my present state of being. It is fueling some major life choices, and there is a sense of calmness that had been missing in my life for quite some time.

I’m really looking forward to Cam’s visit at the end of the month. I could really use a good hug. I know that I am “touch-deprived” these days because I have not made the kind of friends that would hug each other. It’s a big reason I miss my missionaries so much. Transfer calls are tonight, and with ay luck, they’ll reopen Ash Flat.

Recent events have reminded me quite clearly that seeking the opinions of others is a worthless exercise for me. The knowledge I seek is within, as it is within everyone simultaneously. However, the filter of karma and memory is different for each of us, and for that reason alone the opinion of one is rarely applicable to the life of another.

One of the things that I ponder is, “Does everyone seek enlightenment?” My gut instinct is to say, “No.” But that answer raises additional questions from my point of awareness. Why would spirit manifest itself in the physical realm if it wasn’t going to try to become enlightened? Is it just on a joyride?

In addition to all the other irons I have in the fire right now, I’ve decided to learn Sanskrit. Just out of curiosity, is there anyone who reads this blog that reads Sanskrit?

I feel that learning the language will improve my meditation practice and my study of Ayurveda. This is one of those times that I feel like my pursuits continue to isolate me from the general population. Oh well.

May you love the life you create for yourself. Namaste & ciao for now.