We get busy living our lives and doing and gaining those things that we believe we must do and get. Yet buried beneath the busyness lies our spirit heart, the quiet beating of our higher self that waits to be called and listened to.
I attained the things in life that were important to me as a young man: marriage and kids, a good career that ultimately allowed me to retire in comfort, and the possession of things I “needed” to make my life comfortable and accepted.
I had done everything right on the outside but had forgotten to pay attention to the inside.
In my young adult years I attended church and even Bible College. While there it was safe for me to live and express my religion. But I left. And I left behind the spiritual side of my life and buried it with getting and becoming a “successful person.”
I think that for whatever reason we choose to ignore the spirit that waits within. We decide we don’t need it in our middle years because we’ve discovered that we are able to get and provide for ourselves; who needs what’s hidden within when what we want, and can get, is attained as we so desire.
But yet there is this nagging of something forgotten, something ignored, or something lacking.
We’ve chosen to ignore our spiritual lives.
Whether we believe in the God of the Christian Church or any of the Eastern religions or others, we don’t commit to the spirit of these yet often cry out to a deity when we are depressed or even in danger.
Why is it that in our times of greatest need we beseech a god outside of ourselves but when things are smooth we rely on just ourselves to provide?
Many also relate and do yoga and meditation as a way to seek inner peace and understanding, often acknowledging that we are knowing our spirits in these times. It’s even referred to as self-discovery or self-enlightenment.
I’m not disparaging the above. I think they’re all worthwhile and need to be done. What I think is important is that we become aware of and acknowledge the spirit that lies within and that asks us to call it forward to provide guidance in our lives.
This spirit is not separate from us for it is us. As are the mind and body. But I think we tend to leave the spirit to last in our busy lives when, instead, that spirit within should be the first consulted.
Acknowledging this as “the spirit heart” is a way of grounding our spirit with mind and body. The heart is our symbol of love and it is there we need to go to become all we can become.
During my day, I will ask my spirit (my heart) what I need to do right now and how can this higher side of myself be lived in this moment.
I think that however we get to the spirit is personal to each one of us and none should be disparaged for their choice. I think that what is important is that we connect with our spirit and live our lives with the spirit guiding, and not left hidden beneath our complex and sometimes difficult lives.
Have you listened today for your spirit calling?