Commitment to the daily practice.
Twenty minutes a day! It can feel like forever at times and other times like hardly any time has passed at all. Sometimes 20 minutes feels like too much time while other times it feels like nowhere near enough. It’s a great commitment to devote twenty minutes a day once a day and quite another to devote to doing it 4 times a day. What I do know is that if I don’t spend at the very least twenty minutes a day actively engaged in a flow of Sacred Circumambulation that I won’t have the Spiritual fortitude to engage in life with the intensity that I desire from life’s experience and to be a “real force for good.”
It is going to take deep Spiritual roots and the affinity towards maintaining an inteconnectedness as we have never experienced before if what we really want is to shift paradigms and participate in the direction of change.
The need to make the righteous choice now is greater than ever in our global culture. I see clearly the need for Spiritual fortitude on a mass level. We have misused the resources of the planet all the while treating each other in the most inhumane of ways. This is a long-standing pattern and change will not come easy. We can shift our cosmic direction but there is not ever going to be some great cosmic shift where we wake up one day living in Utopia.
What will that take? Are twenty minutes a day enough to devote to a Spiritual practice? That is what I was asking myself today while walking my Sacred Circles. Is it going to be enough for me to show up and represent the culture of We Are All One? Where is my Spiritual fortitude and is it aligned with my highest vision? In all honesty, not very likely.
So I’m taking this time to buckle down and devote myself to that like I know I can. Twenty minutes a day committed towards the intentional development of my Spiritual fortitude.
I see the Fires of rage and hate and separation and greed that are burning like wildfires all around me. It is easy to be consumed by someone else’s Fire. Through this work, I walk to be like the immovable Buddha and I will develop the necessary skills to stand in my own Fire of love and acceptance and tolerance and equality. All towards the embodiment of the concept We Are All One! To be able to stand in my own Fire of my individual choices and the impact they have globally now. To be able to live through the burning and the inconvenience of change.