Encounter with the “I” – From Transience to Immortality – In the Eye of the Storm – An individual response to the Global Crisis
February 28, 2021
Characteristics of the spiritual attitude include:
…Respect for the unknown. Your soul lives at the boundary between what you know consciously and the unknown precinct where Spirit begins. (Bedi, 2013, p. 81)
When I took a cruise to a part of the world I had never seen, I was excited and curious about the adventure into the unknown. I was on a huge ship with a very reputable company. The food was great, accommodations superb, the passengers were friendly. I did not care what part of the ship I was walking on, I felt secure as we ventured into new lands. I could stand at the front of the ship, even lean over the edge without fear. I trusted I was being guided to explore the unknown.
Let me compare the ship to my ego venturing through life. Like the photograph, there are times that I only feel the outer edge of who I am. The center of my security does not feel accessible. I am exposed to elements and not feeling connected to my known life. I do not want to move forward. I feel vulnerable and lost. I want to retreat but life’s circumstances will not let me.
The challenge for me in those moments is to breathe into another way of knowing. My soulful and spiritual connection are inviting me to remember I am much more than my ego. I have a center (Self) that guides me, even though I may not recognize it. I feel the pull of going inward to the best guide of my life and look for cues as to how to proceed. Then I remember this is a soulful journey that is on its course, and not an […]