The more we focus on working on ourselves, on how we deal with one another, how we treat our kids, how we focus on the work we do, we become more present. presence is the way to experience ONENESS. In short, the only way out is through.
It is important to mention that there are quite a lot of people that deem themselves spiritual and they cannot seem to find and/or keep a job. They claim working for money is not spiritual and it is dirty. I am here to say the complete opposite. It is of paramount importance to understand that we are here in this realm to master it and not to shy away from it. Being really in this world but not of it means that we will do our best and we will not be attached to the result. We will experience disease, loss, suffering, etc. but those things are just the background of life… the norm. In other words, LIFE IS SUFFERING.
So, what are you going to do about it?
Follow your purpose! If you have not found it, look for it. I will give you a hint: what ever you do for fun can be turned around into a career that will make you money, will make you feel fulfilled, and satiate a need in the community..
I will give you an example:
We unschool… the way I like to define that is, we throw books at them, and see what sticks. Then, we push on that.
Back to the story, my son has a hard time wanting to learn any academic stuff and as a total geek myself, it drove me nuts. I asked him what he wanted to focus his time and energy on and his reply was “just video games.”
Mind you, I love video games, so this is not something I would be against. Yet, as a father it is my duty to equip this little piece of traveling joy and dirt with as many tools as I possibly can to set him off to be an asset in the world for his own sake and the world’s sake.
Suddenly, I thought about Tantra and their main teaching: “Reject nothing!”
What came to mind was to find an online training platform where he could code his own games and play them! I proposed the idea to him and within two days he had made one game and it was actually good! Can you imagine the potential of an 8 year old kid starting to code his own games?!
As we reflect on the idea of spirituality, the first thing that comes to mind is service to others. If we extend our service to others, we need to keep in mind that we need to offer what they want and not just what we think they want because of our biases or quasi-spiritual gains. People what what they want and they do not want what they do not want…
I am willing to even say that the lady that slices the cheese at Whole Foods is doing a mighty spiritual job when she is present with me more so than some of my ULTRA SPIRITUAL friends who will not do work other than “healing work.” You see, if the cheese lady is present in her work and experiencing the state of FLOW, she is connecting with the divine in her and therefore making that activity divine.
When we enter in the state of FLOW, we are doing spiritual work… whether we are exchanging the trash liners, sweeping, talking to the President of a big corporation, or just playing with our kids. This work can indeed lead to moments of enligthenment and it pushes people to raise their awareness and frequency. And this, in turn, makes a better world!
This is one of the reasons why I absolutely believe business is an agent of good and it uplifts us as humans.
This is the reason why I KNOW the most spiritual part of life is the physical aspect of life.