I saw this. I loved this. SO…. I’m posting it. Reason being, I’ve talked to hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the last 30 or so years about matters involving being a good “spiritually aware” person.
What I’ve concluded as a result of having done so is this… we all do it differently. I think we’re supposed to. I mean let’s face it, even my definition of what “being spiritual” means is probably vastly different than yours. After all, we all have minds that perceive every single little thing we encounter on a daily basis differently… likely attributable to a combination of our past experiences, our expectations, our emotions, and yes, even what we want it to mean.
Consequently, when I run into someone who tries to tell me how a truly spiritual person should act, I find myself silently wondering how they could possibly know. I mean who are they to tell me by what guidepost I should measure my own progress. Really?!?!?!
Bottom line is, none of us knows. Nor am I sure that any of us are doing it “right”. In fact, I’m not even sure we’re meant to seek perfection.
My belief is that I’m here to find my answers in my quirky, what some might call entirely strange, way. The way I am to do that, I imagine, is via my life experiences, along with what I choose to take from both my perceived wins and my losses.
And my way won’t work for you. It can’t work for you. You’re your own soul, your own light, and definitely your own person. A person I can’t even begin to comprehend on the level you can.
That’s not to say if I have any insights to share, or an opinion you wish to consider, I won’t share it, because I will. Still I’m always careful to share too that you take what I say and apply it to your very personal and unique situation however you like… or if you don’t like, chuck it altogether. No harm. No foul.
In the end I think we all should simply live our lives with our own consciousness leading the way. You’ll know when you’ve done something less than fabulous. You’ll know instinctively, I believe, based on how uncomfortable you feel inside about it. And yes, we’re all going to do things we’re not entirely proud of doing. Even knowing that I, for one, will continue to do some pretty questionable things from time to time. Why? I’m human. I’m still learning. Thus, I cut myself a whole bunch of slack. You should too.
I think it was Iyanla Vanzant who wrote (when speaking of what she believed was the seven levels of heaven/higher realm) that she’d never make it to the highest level because she liked shoes too much. I LOVE THAT! I think she and I are likely in similar boats despite the fact my earthly downfalls have nothing to do with shoes.
In the end I say just do what feels right to you as much as you can, while doing what doesn’t feel right a little bit less whenever possible. But do stop pretending. Quite frankly, spiritually pompous people wear thin on my delicately wired Virgo nerves (ha). Plus, it’s a really heavy load for those who do so to carry. I mean how can you ever really know yourself if you never act life yourself?
Anyway, that’s my two cents worth of insight. Again, take it or leave it. Yet I still liked the meme. Calleen