The Path

Most people on a spiritual quest don’t really know they are on one. Chaos, confusions, pain, love, longing… all experiences take us on a journey we don’t really understand. It is almost impossible to know that – what we are looking for is not something outside, but something inside.

But sometimes, just sometimes, some of us are lucky enough to find a teacher. The person whose presence just makes you stop running behind your mind. In him or her, you glimpse something that you like, something that you want. And it is then that the journey truly begins. Even with a teacher, we can still wander here and there, before we begin to look inside; before we can even begin to glimpse the peace and love that reside inside. It has taken me years.

This is a journey. One that can seem un-ending sometimes. But you walk on because you know who is walking with you… Once you have sensed God’s presence, you can’t stop and want to walk all the way to his home. At some point of time, you finally sense that spirituality is simple. It is then that you begin to look at making your life simple and begin to take steps towards that.

Grace, God and Guru can get you on the path. But it is your willingness that will decide if you really move ahead on it. When we truly choose the path, we begin to experience, the beauty, the miracles, the support that exists even in the toughest of times. All we need is faith and patience. Of course, this is easier said than done. Even I have struggled and continue to struggle sometimes, as I look beyond my ego- mind and look for God.

The easiest way, I keep remembering what needs to be remembered, is with the prayer below. Written by my teacher, GD, for our spiritual circle, it is the most accurate reminder of what spirituality is all about. Of course the simplest things are the hardest to practice. But I pray, let that in no way be a deterrent to your path.

GD Daily Advaita Prayer
prayer of oneness
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