Where Is Your Commitment? (Part I)
To be consistently growing in the midst of life’s changes, charges and challenges, we must constantly check with ourselves: “am I committed to being right, or to feeling good, or to growing?” Then remember that growth doesn’t always feel good or vice versa, nor is one going to always be considered “right” by the rest. There must always be a balanced conscious coordination between the sensations of your emotional and physical worlds, and the sensibilities of your evolutionary progress through this world. The physical and emotional bodies speak in a temporal language of selfishness, a drive to comfort and pleasure – a primitive means of survival that desires being right, first and foremost. This isn’t a bad thing, if it is not the only thing, but it should never be more than one third of your life’s focus. The mind’s conscious expansion and your spiritual fulfillment are to balance out the other two thirds of your purpose.
A baby is completely body centric. However, as we grow, we are supposed to balance this out. Are you growing? There is an old yoga saying, “everybody grows old, but very few grow up.”