I need to forget myself already. Like many people, I’m too self-focused.
I need to think more about the well-being of others than myself.
I need to quit thinking that there’s got to be something for me in everything I do.
For example, why do I think that if I spend an hour meditating it means I should become some kind of exalted saint? I’ve experienced meditation and have never become an exalted saint yet. I think my focus is on the wrong thing!
Why not just be open to the experience of life instead?
Get rid of the self-centered expectations!
I’m convinced we’re all manifestations of one Divine Intelligence.
Some people cut themselves off from the Sunshine, so I’m not saying we’re all the same. There are those of us who are illuminated and those who are in the dark, but we’ve got the same origin.
There’s no doubt in my mind about that just as there’s no doubt a God, whatever you choose to call it. Him. Her?
There’s just that Spirit out there that answers prayers and is compassionate toward us even when we don’t deserve it… and that of course really makes me want to be worthy of Divine Love.
It is Sunday, but that’s not the reason I’m writing about spirituality today. I’m not a church-goer and belong to no religion whatsoever. I write prayers for people. It was my significant other who wanted to make a website about prayer.
This keeps me balanced. Too often I’ve drifted into the more mundane topics of life – writing adventure and fantasy for children, helping parents get their children back from my least favorite government agency, and giving people ideas on how to start their webdesign businesses. Stuff like that. Having to fill a website with prayers forces me to think spiritually. I need that. I find this healthy and life-giving.
My tendency in life has been toward introversion. It is a tricky thing, being introverted, quiet, and shy. You might think it is all about being afraid to speak out. In many ways it has been, but looking at it now from a more mature perspective, it is also in large part an indication of too much self-focus. That’s why I’m telling myself to “Forget Yourself Already!” I need to put the needs of others before my fears and my hesitation to fully take part in the human experience. There is nothing as important in the Earthly life as learning to be loving, forgiving, fully there, you know? To be able to open your heart to someone who really hasn’t earned your trust and respect, to be able to shine the love-light on them, to be able to reflect that light we’ve so graciously been illuminated with – that is the goal in life. It is supreme.