patience, endurance & alert observation

the body is convinced that it is here to be served. it wants to relax &
be gently, respectfully cared for. the emotions are convinced that feeling
happy & comfortable is most highly desirable to attain &
maintain. the mind is convinced that it is here to take charge of circumstances.

the Self is learning that it is not the body, the emotions or the mind.
the Self is that which remains after all the transitory things & beings
have exhausted their stories & actions. that which yet remains steady has seen
it all come & go, for the Self is the Witness to the rising & falling.

the world no longer intones its low hypnotic & alluring call to draw
me in, or maybe i just no longer pay attention. i'm listening for
Shiva now. He must be near because i can feel the deep pull of His power.
i await the next development in my journey home to Shiva. it will
probably require yet more patience, endurance & alert observation.
i have never yet encountered anything that did not benefit from it.

Author: swadharma9

i am 81, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

9 thoughts on “patience, endurance & alert observation”

  1. First of all, I just love the three-layer sculpture of what you talk about in this wise reflection on Self and other lesser parts (body, emotions and mind:) Because this is one of your gifts, the taking of high concepts and knowledge and sifting it so we mortals not quite as conscious can grasp and intuitively feel these Truths. Graspable and clear we too can see as you say what matters on the stage you now are. “the Self is the Witness to the rising & falling.” All goes but the Self and serves as witness to Life’s fluctuations. The body’s, the emotions, the mind, always ebbing, and rising..The self is like a “Nanny-Cam” always recording (odd metaphor I chose :):) always remembering the larger picture and taking it all in…as a whole. Beautiful, stimulating and inspiring my soulkin. Thank you πŸ™ πŸŒˆπŸ¦‹πŸŽˆπŸŒŸβ€οΈ

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