I see spirituality as the art of looking alternatively in and out, searching for the threads that link those two entities. Me and Spirit. I feel like I have been given a needle, some thread and millions of tiny pieces of material and I must put them together.
The mission if you choose to accept it…
I can choose to not care about this task because it does not seem compulsory at all to complete it. No one will judge me, have a bad opinion about me if I decide not to achieve it and would rather get busy with things, I might find more interesting. It’s fine. Nowadays, I feel like this option (not being bothered about putting together this puzzle, not being bothered about making an effort but opting for things to resolve itself) is more acceptable then actually choosing to complete it.
The other option I see, is to try and put the pieces together. The only thing is… The instructions are missing.
I know right... Very motivating!
I just got a pack, whoever sent it obviously forgot about attaching an instruction manual. The pack might as well have been sent with a very sarcastic note saying something like “Sort yourself out love! P.S: You might wanna clear your schedule before starting 😊 #justsaying” … By looking at the task I’m like:
The pieces look different but also the same. It’s like I’ve been given two different types of things. Within each type I can see a different pattern, I can clearly distinguish one type from the other. It’s like having brown and white rice. The rice look different but they serve the same purpose and they are the same thing: Rice. We can find many ways to distinguish them, but they purpose is to feed.
So, I have two options:
Ignore my package and chose to live a life disconnected with completing this puzzle – Non-spiritual life
Live my life while completing this task – Live a spiritual life
The blue or the red pill?
Option 1 - Blue pill: Quite tempting! I mean without an instruction manual, one would thing it’s the best way to fail so why even try? And this task looks quite time consuming already… So I'm like...
I’m sure I can still live a happy life without looking into finding my purpose in life, finding the meaning of life and all that jazz. And what would I achieve in the end? I don’t have the manual, so I don’t even know what it’s supposed to look like. I mean I wouldn’t even know if I did it right! Gosh, sounds like a mission! Later Gator!
Option 2 (Red pill): I let go of the concept of being rewarded and following a detailed instruction plan which will lead me to put together something that I could find in anyone else’s living room. Instead, I jump into the unknown. Throw myself into a task which I don’t know how to start and finish. I don’t even know whether there is an end to it. The task seems astronomic. It seems scary as well because it is a very personal journey. I am so used to be in a group: school, university, work. I have been told that we move as a group... Being lonely and doing something on my own... I am not sure. I mean even if I meet someone else, who received the same package and we end up talking about our attempts to complete the task, we most probably will be coming from completely different points of view considering the fact that there is no clear starting point. As we are all unique, I assume we would have had a unique way of approaching this. It also means that we would not be able to properly team up to achieve it as a team because I wouldn’t necessarily understand where they are at and vice versa. Oh gosh...
Seems to me a very lonely journey… Although we could still support each other. One does not need to fully understand someone’s dream to be supportive. Actually one does not need to understand to be supportive. Do we not understand each other even better when we go through the same struggles but on our own journey.
Spirituality for me is choosing to explore the world from a compassionate point of view. To open my eyes to the strength inside me and everyone else. To be humble about the forces that surround me. To be humble about the things that I do not know and surrender.
Spirituality is the tool I use to untangle my life. I surrender to the pain and search for the lessons. I celebrate and am grateful for the joy.
“When I say life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you, I really don’t know if that’s true. I’m just making a conscious choice to perceive challenges as something beneficial so that I can deal with them in the most productive way.”
Spirituality is what I use to overcome any kind of challenge life puts on my way.
I stop the fear, worries, pain, etc with Spirituality
What do you think? What is spirituality for you? How do you overcome hurt and pain and challenges of any kind?
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