Suffering springs only when our mind indulges in unnecessary thoughts about living in past or future, without living in the present.
The whole process of spiritual growth is confronting oneself.
Sri Amma Bhagavan, Oneness University
What are the qualities we can develop which will assist with spiritual awakening into connection with all life?
The following describe 5 qualities to cultivate for spiritual awakening. I will give the remaining qualities in subsequent articles.
Spiritual Awakening 1. Passion – To experience passion for spiritual awakening, first understand you suffer. We suffer because our mind lives in the past or future. We most always hear the chattering of our minds. Even when a painful event has ended, we still continue to talk to the other person in our minds.
Direct your passion with reason that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes. Khalil Gibran
Spiritual Awakening 2. Forgive Others – We hold onto to hurts from others expecting them to change. Learn from the experience, forgive the other, and move on rather than continuing to create suffering for yourself.
It really doesn’t matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on. Author Unknown