You have to dive within yourself to be one with God. – (Natalie Betito)
Continuing the thought I’ve been exploring on my last 2 posts, I guess that we almost start to naturally ask the following questions to ourselves: – In a society that does not cultivate hope or faith, who’s going be the new Guru? Who’s going to save us?
The other day I was chatting with a friend of mine about who would be the new guru of our generation and we were examining how many motivational speakers have appeared since the 80’s. They became more famous now due to the social media, like Youtube and Instagram, but they were always here with their powerful speeches, challenging people to do the impossible and even selling a perspective of an unrealistic life.
Of course you already have watched the movie ‘The Secret’ or even have read the book under the same name. For sure you know who Deepak Chopra is or at least have already heard about the book The Power of Now written by Eckhart Tolle. But you know what, none of that literature or movie can do much for you. For sure they are inspiring and can bring something new to your thought, but in fact your actions are your “saviour” and that is actually what is going to bring a new breakthrough for you, the crack on the ceiling that will enlighten the room.
And I’m very sorry to say that, but it won’t be through the lens of your iPhone that you’re gonna find yourself, find your peace of mind neither the feeling of contentment, faith or hope. I like what was posted on the Dalai Lama’s Facebook page the other day:
“It’s so important to cultivate an attitude that allows you to maintain hope. Hope can make a great difference to how you responds to problems and difficulties. The most fundamental aspiration of all human beings is to seek happiness, to overcome suffering. You may go to bed at night confronted by many problems in your life, but it’s hope that motivates you to get out of bed and carry on with your life next morning.”
Only through your inner-journey of self-realization you’re going to be able to find happiness and joy. Therefore, maybe you’re going to have to do all the things you’ve been avoiding or postponing lately like meditating, spending some time with nature, going out to meet new people, changing your diet, hearing new songs, breaking your habits, going out of your comfort zone, challenging yourself, being vulnerable, and finally daring to be your authentic self.
And if you are on the path of increasing hope and wanting to see Life on a different color pallet, my suggestion for you is even more radical, I’d suggest you to be with people that can add something new to your day, even if they look completely different from you, even if you don’t agree a 100% with them. These are the people that we have to surround ourselves with. Through our differences we can make more room to expand who we are, to try a new way of thinking, or even just to give ourselves a chance to appreciate and respect others peoples’ choices and opinions peacefully. And that’s not only ‘ok’, it’s necessary for our own sanity and, in fact, evolve as human beings.
Nobody needs to be like us, and it’s good to be around people that can bring a new light, that can show us another way to look at things. These are actually the people that help us grow. And we need that more than ever before. Inside that space between you and another person lies the answers of all our most significant questions: life and intent happen when we open the door and invite others to come into our lives. There’s no other way.
By connecting with others we create a powerful chain of energy that allow us to hear and be heard, to support and be supported, to love and be loved, to be happy and enjoy life the way it is. So starting from today who would you like to connect genuinely in order to expand your light?