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Beautiful Path of The Soul

Written by Gede Prama

The fast growing economy anywhere does not make all human beings feel well off. Some rich people are even constantly chased by the feeling that something is lacking inside. This energy of feeling shortage can be a positive thing of course. It can encourage someone to work harder, try and learn more passionately. But few realize that the feeling of being lacking inside is similar to termites that can destroy buildings. That’s why, everywhere we can see, although people drive luxury cars, their eyes are looking anxious. Some people are dressed beautifully but are full of anger every day and those who lived in magnificent buildings, often looking uneasy.
In meditation sessions it is often seen, the feeling of being insufficient inside has even grown into a very dangerous disease. Including families that can be threatened by danger. Without sufficient spiritual courage, many humans will end up like thirsty fish in the water. Feeling very lacking in abundance of material wealth. In the West there are researchers who find this, while in underdeveloped countries it is difficult for people to sleep because they are threatened with shortages, in rich countries people also have difficulty sleeping because they are afraid of losing what they have. In fact, this lack of sleep can grow into many dangerous diseases.
Reflecting from here, it is very, very important to educate yourself early in life to feel more well off. Of course, not by stopping learning and trying. But by implementing the current call as well as possible and accepting whatever the results are sincerely. Along with watering the seeds of inner sufficiency, then also train yourself to be connected with the intelligence of the universe. Every time you do anything or during a break, take the time to be thankful and be grateful. Quietly ask your surroundings, what are the messages that they want to reveal for the growth of your soul.
If you hear birds singing, remind yourself of the importance of joy. If you see beautiful flowers, whisper into your heart the importance of beauty. Suppose someone had heard a dog barking, he had an important message about loyalty. Fellow friends who see cool shady trees, contemplate deeply that trees are a symbol of aesthetics which grow towards light accompanied with perfect sincerity. At a time when the sound of a neighbor’s sound system is so loud and tempting, remind yourself to make your patience more perfect. Whenever the memory of a wounded person reappears, remind yourself of the importance of forgiveness. And forgiveness is the trophy of beautiful souls.
Deeper than that, always remember people who have touched your heart. From your patient mother to daddy who likes to make you laugh. From loving grandmothers to grandparents who always make you miss coming home. If you find pets near you, give them food. Meet friends who easily make you laugh. Meet relatives who remind you of good qualities in yourself. Look back at the old photos that make you laugh, or make your friends happy. Water the trees or dry grass. In summary, do something that can make you feel that your life is useful and meaningful.
In the spiritual world this message has long been heard, the body can affect the mind, the mind can also affect the body. In order for the body’s influence on the mind to be relatively positive, kindly care about your body just like taking care of a close friend. In time the body will also take care of yourself. In order for the influence of the mind to be relatively positive in the body, always see everything from the blessings point of view. In psychology there are people who write, our time is the era of positive psychology. In short, reduce thinking about negative things. Always see everything from the positive side. When the positive mind makes the body healthy, then the journey of the soul will become safe and sound.
It has long been recorded that there is close connection between psychology and spirituality, there is a dynamic interaction between body, mind and spirit. The three of them influence each other. Because the body is the most visible among the three, learn to be sensitive and delicate with the signs that are sent by the body. A body that is easily fatigued, sleeps that start to be a little disturbed, defecates less smoothly, eats less, bleeding gum, all should be read with sensitivity and affection. Not only are the biology messages needing to be read, the spiritual message also needs to be read. As long as we can be close friends with the body, treat the body as if he/she is our close friend, then the body will often open the secret about the healing steps that should be done further.
If you want to go deeper, learn to dismantle the stunted wall of self (physical body) with the great self (universe). Some Western researcher friends wrote, humans only receive 1 % DNA seeds from parents, the rest of the DNA seeds come from the universe. This truly shows that the whole universe is actually our family. For that, treat all creations like treating one’s own body. When you want to flush the toilet for example, if there are ants, remove the ants first and then you flush. When walking in the park, if there is an option not to step on the grass, you should not step on the grass. When meeting anyone, if you are not sure your words are kind, wrap your lips with a smile.
Because the body, mind, spirit are united dynamically, when you treat the body in a beautiful way like this, slowly it will also make the mind and spirit grow beautifully. The sign is, friends can live their life calling from working life to family life in a calmer way. You can laugh easily and even can laugh at your own shortcomings. Forgiveness will be an easy and beautiful step. Above all, inner conversations are no longer marked by too many dramas, which calling ourselves as victims and calling people who cause harm as opponents that are worthy of being destroyed.
For these kinds of souls, the gatha (prayer spoken into oneself) every day sounds like this: “Realizing that everything has been, is being and will be fine, I promise to make at least two people smile today. One of them is myself. And the feeling of being sufficient inside is the most beautiful smile for myself”. This is the path that is taken by a beautiful soul. His body is healthy, his mind is calm and his soul is safe. From this wonderful combination, it is then born a noble intention to always share light. At least by not hurting others. It is good if you can ease the burden of the suffering of others.

Author: Guruji Gede Prama.
Photo Courtesy: Pinterest.
Proofread By: Kirsty Spence.

About the author

Gede Prama

Gede Prama started his spiritual journey through a dialogue with his symbolic Guru in a village at the north of Bali. The journey is then being enriched with his experiences of studying abroad, his meetings with the world greatest spiritual Gurus: His Holiness Dalai Lama, The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as Professor Karen Armstrong; and also being deepened by his intense meditation practices.

Despite the fact that he was once a CEO of a large corporation with thousand of employees, and was traveling abroad frequently for the purpose of teaching, yet, being deeply moved by the Bali bombing incident in 2002, he then decided to leave everything and went back to his home island.
He has never leave Bali for the past few years. In fact, he rarely leaves the silence of the forest where he lives, except for the purpose of teaching at the sacred sites within Bali.

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