Friday, October 16, 2009
From Ignorance to Light!
The festival of lights is here and the time for celebration surely follows. Can we make a pact with ourselves that we will continue the celebration long after the festival is over? this is the question that we need to answer.
Any occasion has with it a shelf-life that does not sustaining. As soon as the occasion passes the residue be it of celebration or otherwise lasts for a few days, maybe even a few hours before it regresses into the background of our minds. The 'monkey mind' does not stay with the occasion long enough because of its inherent trait of 'jumping' from occasion to occasion or situation to situation wanting more of the same or falling further into the depths of ignorance.
Ignorance here is the belief of perceived reality based on external stimuli mainly driven by the senses. We are ignorant that this perception is temporary and keeps changing. We refuse to accept this fact and go looking for more from the physical environment that we are all a part of.
Moving from this ignorance or darkness to consciousness and light is the journey to continued celebration.This frees us from the perception of physical reality and establishes a connectedness with the source and keeps us grounded in the face of changing situations.
Connectedness helps us to realize the impermanence of that situation thereby freeing us from the roller-coaster emotions that we experience in this plane of demonstration.
Have a great festival and keep the celebration of connectedness flowing!!!! See you all after Diwali folks