I was in an Ashram,
having my hedonistic, narcissistic, capitalist-conditioned mind blown open by a small group of people who dedicate their lives—completely—to the benefit of the world around them. A small group of Swamis.
Before I left I asked my favorite Swami for a piece of advice. Here’s what he said:
“Turn every moment into a Sadhana (spiritual practice) of some kind. For example, when I’m walking from the hall to the canteen I simply focus on my breath. Make every moment sacred. That is the only way to remain disciplined.”
The Sacred is in every moment. And if we find it—by paying attention to our breath, or the feel of the Earth beneath our feet, or the light in our child’s eyes—if we find it (by being present), we stay focused and disciplined.
When we find it we reconnect with an infinite wellspring of motivation, inspiration, and love.
But if we lose it we have lost ourselves.
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