Talks on spirituality have one thing in common, they tend to portray our everyday problems as if they are a mere trifle, so easy to overcome as soon as we apply the spiritual laws of Universe. However, interestingly, for those of us who are in the thick of it, things do not seem as easy.
There is a great parable about living our life on Earth. I am sure I read it in some book a while ago but here it goes:
|“Sleeping New York” © 2001 Monika Mraovic|
When we are still in a spirit form and choose our next life on earth, we are able to see what our goal is, how to get there. Imagine you are on a boat, you are viewing a map of underwater terrain, your friends pat you on your shoulder and say you will make it. You are just about to dive, you take a last glimpse of the real world, the sun, trees, shining waters and your companions. Then you dive. You don’t see much, waters are murky, you don’t have a flashlight. You get tangled in the weeds, now you are scared. Suddenly you remember you were coming to unearth a treasure that is buried somewhere under the rocks. As you keep searching you encounter a shark. You run away and get lost. Now you really don’t know where you are and you are not even sure what you came for here. You only see darkness and feel lost and lonely. You hardly even remember that once you knew the sun and the real life. Now all your senses know is this dark reality. You wonder around until you feel a pull of a cord, your friends pull you back to your boat. Suddenly you see a sunlight and the true reality. The murky waters seem so unreal and you wonder how on earth you could get so sidetracked while you were there.
This is exactly how I feel right now, I even remember what is the treasure I am supposed to bring back to my boat, but I am unsure how to do this. The murky waters and the feeling of a shark observing me are adding to my stress. Time pressure is high and doesn’t help me to focus on what is important. As this is not enough the human relationships are somehow a tangled mess, too, this is probably the hardest part of the equation. I know the spiritual laws and yet, why is it so hard to apply them in real life? Is it because if they were easy we wouldn’t need to be here?
As I am pondering these issues, I know I will find a solution.