Feb 16 2011
There is a line in the Bhagavad Gita that says, “As a person abandons worn-out clothes and acquires new ones, so when the body is worn out a new one is acquired by the Self, who lives within.” Death is a painful topic for some people, but years ago I came to peace with the topic. I know the real me does not die. Yes, I grieve when a loved one passes, but I know that “death” is nothing more than shedding this body, like a snake sheds his skin, and going into the next room. Our souls reincarnate into another time, place, and body to continue our journey. Once we master our lessons, we are promoted. I know you probably don’t want to read this–no one really likes the stark truth. I believe, and there is quite a bit of text that backs up my assertion, that before we incarnate we choose our parents, our lives, and the spiritual lessons we will attempt to master this lifetime. (Notice the word attempt.) And you realize what this means. You can’t blame your parents, your teachers, your bosses, or even God. It’s all about you. So, that being said, and realizing it is what it is, today is a good day to examine your life to see what lessons continually appear. Following the seven steps of The Way will help bring balance and wholeness into your life so you can master your lessons. For me, I will continue to work on my soul’s lessons–patience and humility.