Spiritual Awakening. A matter of perspective?
This morning I woke up to the sound of a Cuckoo bird singing.
I have never heard one in our neighborhood before. Yet, there it was, clear as a Swarovski crystal.
Was it because it was new?
Or was it because I wasn’t listening for it before?
Our lives center around our thoughts. Our minds rule our actions.
When we are preoccupied with one line of thought, we tend to overlook things that aren’t related.
In Psychology, this phenomenon is called Selective Perception.
Many experiments have been conducted in this domain. With interesting results. Proving that when you are busy doing something, you miss things that are obvious and in the face, only because you were just not looking for them.
Spirituality, in my experience, follows exactly the same pattern.
The inner self, with all its peace, bliss and ecstasy has existed within us from the day we were born. Yet, we have never noticed it.
So we spend our lives chasing goals that we think will bring us happiness and peace.
Religion, idol worship, materialistic pursuits. Gadgets. Cars. Money. We build our lives around these pillars of man-made joy.
This continues unabated, till there is a spiritual awakening in us.
Trust me when I say this… the day you are spiritually aware, you would realize the futility of chasing these shallow dreams.
That’s when you realize that you don’t need to be rich to be happy. You don’t need to pray for external intervention to get something you desire. If it is preordained that you should have it, you will. And no amount of praying will change that.
Spirituality gives you a new perspective on your life, because you no longer spend your days worrying about what may happen. You spend your days living what is happening.
Once you cross the bridge, you would realize that all the happiness and bliss you have searched for, your entire life, is already in you.
You just weren’t looking for it before.