Healthier and Happier
What do we need to remember? To put the cat out at night? To check the leaking radiator? To check on the price of gold today?
Yes, remember whatever you have to, but don’t forget to remember who you really are behind the scenes of your life, whenever and whatever you are doing.?
One day the sun admitted I am just a shadow.
I wish I could show you The Infinite Incandescence (Tej)
That has cast my brilliant image!
I wish I could show you,
When you are lonely or in darkness,
The astonishing Light Of your own Being.?
From: ‘I heard God laughing’ – Renderings of Hafiz. By: Daniel Ladinsky.
This poem had a profound impact on me, and helped me to appreciate even more that I wasn’t who I thought I was, and the key word here is ‘thought’.
It helped me to understand that my thoughts were meaningless, they were just ‘prompts’ that seemingly came out of the blue and had the potential to create havoc and unhappiness because they were so subjective and vainly directed at satisfying my needs, which in truth were selfish, and therefore of no use to me or anyone.
Through a series of realisations, I began to catch on to the fact that good health and happiness came from giving rather than taking. It seemed the more I let go of my fears of not surviving, poverty, and getting what I wanted as quickly and as easily as I could, and then to consider the health and happiness of others, the healthier and happier I became.
Now, being more aware, I am able to correct my folly, by attempting to redirect my energy to better use.
“We become what we think of deeply,” Meher Baba.
So by substituting a useful thought of ONENESS when any illusory thought of separation arises, no matter what we are doing, helps create a feeling that we are all part of the Infinite, part of God if you like, and to remember this as our True Reality as often as we can. Practising this will eventually lead us to the experience of Oneness, and all thoughts, emotions and feelings of separation will have disappeared.
K. J. Ashton, MATCM, LicAC, DipCHM