#1 – Be Present in the Moment
“Wherever you are, be all there”
– Jim Elliot
Whatever you are doing, do just that. If you are cutting vegetables, just cut vegetables. If you are driving your car, just drive your car. Don’t allow your thoughts to take you anywhere other than the present. That “thing” that happened yesterday and that “thing” that might happen tomorrow are just thoughts. Unless you’re in physical pain, more than likely those things aren’t really affecting you now.
Being present will help you to…
#2 – Learn to Let Go
“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
– Faraaz Kazi
The easiest way to get over the past is to stop thinking about it. Thoughts are one of the things in life that you can learn to control. If you aren’t thinking about it, it doesn’t exist. You don’t have to forget how someone wronged you, but you don’t have to spend the rest of your life dwelling on it either.
Letting go will make it easier to …
#3 Become the Observer
“You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”
– C. S. Lewis
Your thoughts and feelings are NOT you. You are the one who notices the way they make you feel; the one who hears the voice in your head. Learn to listen to that voice, feel the feelings and simply observe your thoughts. The more you practice this, the more you will be able to disengage from life’s discomforts and simply watch the show.
After becoming the observer, it’s time to…
#4 Notice Your Ego
“Starve your ego, feed your soul”
As you learn to be more of an observer, you will be better equipped to recognize your ego. You will notice the many masks, constructed by your ego, which have falsely defined you. Eventually, you will peel these masks off, shed your false-self, and unveil the real you.
Once your ego is under control, you will be free to…
“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.”
– Sonia Ricotti
To surrender in this instance does not mean to fail, but to accept what is. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, learn to accept it. When you surrender, it’s easier to change your perception of what’s going. You will be more in-tune and able to learn the lessons that life is trying to teach you.
Which will ultimately lead you to…
“Enlightenment is not a change into something better or more, but a simple recognition of who we truly, already are.”
Remember that true spiritual enlightenment is not a destination, but a state of mind that you adopt while on your journey through this life. It’s finding out how to learn lessons instead of being the victim of circumstance. It’s discovering who you truly are and embracing it, expressing it.
Spiritual enlightenment isn’t something one typically pursues just for fun. It’s likely that something profound happened. You felt something; something new, something special. You want to know what that “thing” was and learn how to feel it again.
This means you’ve found your path and the more you learn, the closer you are to becoming spiritually enlightened. You are one step closer to peace, to happiness, and a greater understanding of your existence. As you are no longer cursed with the burden of judgment, you become free to objectively view the world around you instead of giving everything a label. You begin to feel connected with everything and everyone that once felt foreign or distant. You feel the oneness and begin to understand what it truly means to be –
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