Day 7 – Total Balance Is Natural Balance
Question 1 of 4
Describe three sources of inspiration in your life that keep you aiming to be a better you.
— Oprah Winfrey and Deepak Chopra’s Free 21-day Meditation
I have resisted much of that calling until now. Yet, the pull was always there. All I needed do, I have learned, was to listen to my heart and follow its lead. Writing now helps me to help others if I can speak the truth with authenticity.
The second source of inspiration is what I learned from Buddhist practices. Yes, I learned to meditate and seek peace and calm within myself. It is the path that Siddhartha discovered more than 2,600 years ago when he became the “Awakened One.”
I too want to awake from the illusion of this life and see things clearly again. With aspirations to becoming a bodhisattva, I think I can find the way.
Thirdly, By acting with joyful effort, I believe I can help people smile while understanding we are all in this life together. Spirituality need not be a somber thing that our forefathers passed onto us from dark churches where stiff icons proclaimed the negative aspect of religion. I want no more of the “Thou Shalt Nots” and the fire and brimstone sermons that talked of hell and demons.
Give me love. Give me love with a great big smile wrapped up in a bow that would make Jesus, Mohammad and Moses laugh out loud!
I know it is the way to heaven, just as I know that being childlike is the only way I could get passage through those pearly gates. Get St. Peter to laugh his head off and not notice how a sinner like me could ever get an invite back to Paradise.