Some powerful wisdom on how to meet your personal ~ spiritual commitment
What are you serious about? What are you really committed to?
Two years ago, my answer to that question was: "I am committed to living a life of spiritual integrity." Then I saw an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and Jerry Seinfeld asked his guest (who was a comedic actor), if he had ever wanted to be a stand-up comedian. The guest replied... I thought I did, but then I went down to the clubs and saw the guys doing sets until 3am, getting a few hours sleep, spending the day polishing their act just to do it all over again that night. And I thought, 'Oh, so that's what it looks like to really want to be a stand-up comedian.'
That bit stuck with me because the hard truth was, I intended to live a life of spiritual integrity, but I wasn't nearly as serious about it as a stand-up comedian. In fact, when I asked myself, "What would it really look like to be serious about spiritual integrity?", I saw something very different than what I had been doing. And what was worse was that I realized I had been blaming my HSP/ empath issues for keeping me from meeting my commitment.
See if any of this sounds familiar... How can I keep positive thoughts when my husband always has the news on in the background? I'm too drained to meditate tonight. How can I stay focused on the Light when I'm surrounded by all this darkness? If I meet one more energy vampire today, I'm going to bite them back. I'm feeling so bad about myself...I wonder if Mercury is in retrograde?
From the day you are born, you participate in every moment of your life.
I heard His Holiness the Dalai Lama say that at a conference in 2011 and while it initially made me angry (having been a victim of stuff since childhood), I quickly understood how empowering that statement is because by conceding that I was a Participant in every moment of my life, I could finally take back control.
I know as HSP/empaths, it often feels like the world is happening TO us. We forget that we aren't a feather in the wind or a puppet on someone else's strings. Even the Dalai Lama's wisdom had slipped away from me as I dawdled through my life of not-so-much spiritual integrity. But I learned (and still am learning) some steps that are helping me meet my commitment. No matter what you want to get (more) serious about, I think you'll find a few nuggets here to help you, too.
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