There is a spiritual revolution quietly brewing in the heart of humanity. It is a surging wave, moving ’round the world. Can you feel it?
Isolation has a way of removing our normal distractions. Oh, we can try our best to fill up that newly available time with various projects and more social media. But that nagging feeling that our lives weren’t quite right in the first place, “what are we trying to get back to?“, just won’t go away.
The curtain has been pulled aside, the yawning void has been revealed, and for some people that is scarier than any virus ever could be.
Questioning how we’ve been living our lives
“I thought my life had meaning, now I’m not so sure. Why was I busting my butt all those mornings, commuting to a job I hated? Why did I put the dream of a big house before the dream of a happy and cohesive family? Why did I sacrifice my own dreams so I could try to measure up to society’s yard stick of success?”
And on it goes. The monologue going on in your head will be different than the next person’s, but you get the idea. We are in a time of extreme self-examination, as well as opening our eyes to what is really going on in the society around us.
Some of it isn’t very pretty, so we are inclined to turn our eyes away. But wait! Isn’t that what we’ve been doing for too long now? Trusting that everything would be taken care of for us by external authority? Trusting that the formula for life that society insisted we adhere to was a good one? Trusting the message that we shouldn’t trust in ourselves, after all, what could we possibly know?
The big opportunity for change
This time is important. Change is a scary proposition; we have a tendency to avoid it at all cost. But this virus has thrown down the gauntlet for you, me, and the rest of humanity. The big question hanging in the air, the elephant in the room is, will we rise to the occasion and create something better for ourselves?
Something to ponder on during these tumultuous times. While you’re searching for the answers, listen not only to your head, but also to your heart and your gut. There’s a wave surging inside of you that is connected to all of humanity. Hear its song; feel its pulse.
“Awareness is the greatest agent for change.”~ Eckhart Tolle
“Once the soul awakens, the search begins and you can never go back. From then on, you are inflamed with a special longing that will never again let you linger in the lowlands of complacency and partial fulfillment. The eternal makes you urgent. You are loath to let compromise or the threat of danger hold you back from striving toward the summit of fulfillment.” ~
“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” ~
“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ~
“You have wakened not out of sleep, but into a prior dream, and that dream lies within another, and so on, to infinity, which is the number of grains of sand. The path that you are to take is endless, and you will die before you have truly awakened.” ~
“You are never alone. You are eternally connected with everyone.” ~
“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc., is sure to be noticed.” ~
“A kind of light spread out from her. And everything changed color. And the world opened out. And a day was good to awaken to. And there were no limits to anything. And the people of the world were good and handsome. And I was not afraid any more.” ~
“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.” ~
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