By Donna Gates, as seen on:
One of the great assignments we are all given is to see our lives — the outer drama — as a reflection of a deeper reality. You know, the one churning beneath the smile that you flash at coworkers or your to-do list.
Beneath the daily grind, there is your Truth and there are your lessons. And if you look closely, the fuss and the mess in life are little clues — clues that reveal lessons that point to the wisest path, and that are ultimately your ticket to happiness.
Yin yang. What curses us, blesses us.
It’s true that we all have our own definition of happiness. But most of us will agree that happiness means freedom from those things, people, or events that make us feel worthless, sad, angry, or unloved.
We are always fixing on the outside without ever looking inside.
And by inside, I mean that mental chatter that lives in your brain 24/7.
By inside, I am talking about your past, your dreams, your hopes, your fears, and all of those emotional outbursts that you can’t even begin to explain.
By inside, I am referring to what motivates you, what inspires you, and also what zaps your drive.
Today I am going to share with you something that I have learned about drama. When I catch myself trying to fix what going on outside before looking at what’s going on inside, I use this phrase: Remember and Offer.
Allow me to explain. Mirra Alfasa, a spiritual guru living in India during the mid-20th century, once wrote:
In all pursuits, intellectual or active, your one motto should be, “Remember and Offer.”
The first time I read this, I underlined it. I circled the sentence. And then I wrote it on the cover of the book, with its page number. This sentiment — remember and offer — really got to me.
Because the key here is unity.
If you are looking for a way to unravel your personal mysteries — like why you self-sabotage or why you always find yourself in the same drama (with different people) — there is no better way to do it than with a unified mind, body, and spirit.
Here’s the catch: What unifies your mind, body and spirit?
That’s a personal question that only you can answer. But no doubt about it, once you ask it you’re treading on high ground. You’re rising above circumstance and you’re knocking on the door of your “higher self.”
If you haven’t yet figured out what unifies your mind, body and spirit—remember this: All roads lead to Rome. In other words, start with what you know.
For most of us that’s that the physical body. By giving your body the best foods possible and gently attending to its needs, you naturally cultivate awareness.
With every action, deed, and word—remember and offer. What do you think? Could such a simple phrase work for you?
Let me know in the comments below!
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