The Spiritual Path - Keeping it Simple
The Answers Lie Within
All through elementary and high school I kept journals where I would write my thoughts and original poems. I remember going through some old stuff and coming across a poem I had written about someone who was searching for God everywhere and finally realized that he needed to stop searching because what he was looking for was in his heart all along.
I am amazed I was even thinking about this in high school (I was admittedly a strange kid!) and I am also reminded how easy it is for us to forget that what we are seeking for is not outside of us.
For those of us that are on a spiritual path (including myself) it is to easy to jump from one teacher/healer to the next, from one book to the next, from one web page to the next, and in today’s day and age, one Facebook post or Youtube video to the next searching for all the answers.
This is what I call extra curricular activity. While fun and potentially beneficial to learn and even be inspired from a variety of sources, they are not the heart of your spiritual path, they are just sign posts that hopefully point you in the right direction to your true inward destination.
As I am writing this I hear these words in my head:
The answers you are searching for are inside
The peace you are wanting is inside
The inspiration you are needing is inside
Your spiritual gifts you are seeking to discover are inside
So if going inward is so important, then how do you go inward?
My advice is to keep it simple.
Here is a simple exercise that I have found extremely beneficial:
- Set aside a few minutes each day and just sit with yourself.
- Focus on your breath and pay attention to any sensations you might be feeling.
- Empty your mind as best you can and be in an open and receptive state.
- And then just wait.
- Do nothing and just sit in an open and receptive state.
I don’t know what will happen for you. Nothing might happen. Your might get a message or just a feeling.
I have a notebook by my side in case any messages or inspirations come through when I do this exercise. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. It doesn’t matter either way, because these few minutes are some of the most sacred of my entire day. It’s my chance to experience who I truly am without any filters.
A Poem for You
Now that I’m an adult, I don’t write many poems anymore. However, occasionally the right inspiration will hit. I would like to share with you one of my most recent poems that I think fits in with the topic of this blog post perfectly. It’s called Love’s Door and it explains in poem form the exercise above. Hope you enjoy:)
by Cecilia Kinzie
Today I take off
my many hats
for the all the roles I play
Today I take off my masks and robes
that have kept me guarded and safe
Today I let go of the facade
that I was ever in control
Today I choose to lay my burdens
at Love’s Door
Today I gently
bow my head
And patiently wait
of my heart
Hope you enjoyed this blog post; please like it and share any thoughts in the comments section below.
P.S. If you liked this simple exercise you will like my downloadable meditation mp3 exercise called breathing into the heart.
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