Taking Care of the Village (Part I)


You will always eat if you’re dedicated to raising food for the entire village. Accused of being over idealistic, you run the risk of being an answer to all humanity’s challenges. This is a wonderful dilemma to be caught up in and it can be a real purpose-filled driver in your life. Remember, however, that when you take on these types of idealistic tasks there will always be push back. From the outside, it is obvious, but the internal push back is cleverer. They create the foundation for your doubts, for your concerns, all the way up to your largest fears. They are rich earth for the internal ridicule and self-defeating monologues that lurk in the shadows of the unconscious. They are always there waiting, just like mildew waits for dampness. Do not take this personally, you aren’t being targeted. You’re just an opportunity for either achievement or defeat. This is the nature of nature.

It is up to you to keep up, to keep yourself in the most conscious frame of mind. This is the duty of your daily practice, your Sadhana.

How do you establish this practice? On whose back do you ride out into your world each day, your hero’s or the back of your naysayer? The back of your inspiration or of doubt? Make a conscious choice of the choice you make, every morning and every day.