In a truly spiritual life importance is given as much to mundane matters as it is to the vaster consciousness. Understanding the consciousness beyond the conventional neurology cannot come through following a set of instructions. It needs patient application in the form of intuitive awareness of what lies beyond the apparent. So, in the field of spiritual advancement, Dos and Don’ts, acquisition of verbal knowledge and so on cannot go very far. However, those can help us lead our daily life with practical wisdom.
Here we look into five items that can be instrumental in our keeping cool and going about our life with confidence and equanimity. Once we begin to show interest in leading a vibrant life, the five items are likely to manifest themselves in our psychology without our effort.
The Five Wise Items
1. Delegate and Relegate.
Sincere application to practical matters on hand, setting apart (‘delegate’) proper attention and time to them, followed by unconcern (‘relegate’) is what is implied in this. The important thing here is the ‘relegating’ part which can relieve the mind of unnecessary burden through the habit of thought.
2. Reflect and Reject.
Items that emotionally disturb the mind deserve this kind of treatment. It involves calm reflection and understanding what requires to be done practically, followed by rejection in the sense of not letting the thought vortices demand our attention with regard to the issue. Again, this prevents the mind from feeding on the item repeatedly as a matter of habitual neurology.
3. Accept and Act.
It is good to accept people and things as they are and adapt oneself to them. This prevents rancor building up in us and helps us develop rapport with life, no matter what it chooses to bring. Soon this accepting and adapting oneself to life becomes a source of peace. Acceptance is to be followed by action to see how matters can be improved, where necessary. A positive, constructive and optimistic approach is always healthy.
4. Weave it and Leave it.
Well-meaning aspirations - molded, fostered and kept clean (not sullied by thought) - set up a healthy current in one’s life. Such aspirations will be fulfilled on their own chronological time. The usual problem is the psychological time that corrupts the mind. If we understand what it means to wait without knowing when, it will be wonderful. In fact, there is then no waiting in the conventional sense of the word. This takes away the poison of psychological time. Once the aspirations are lovingly woven in a wholesome way in the interest of oneself and others, it is good to drop them into the bottomless abyss. They will sprout at the right time!
5. Unconditionally Unload, Unfold and so Explode!
Understanding this item requires self-awareness to the point of sensing how the habitual thought process accumulates poisonous garbage. Attention to this matter leads to unloading of all such garbage that would otherwise set up harmful offshoots in due course. Because of this unloading and the consequent clearing, Divine Essence unfolds from one’s deeper region submerging one in a state of progressive calmness. It furthers itself, making our consciousness expand limitlessly. That is the explosion. So, it is a matter of implosion followed by explosion. In that respect, it is like the astronomical Supernova!
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