A woman asked a Sage, How can I tell if I’m spiritual enough?
The Sage answered, See how many times throughout the day you become upset.
Each of us possesses a spiritual gauge that brings our awareness to our emotions and story making, which defines the human experience. The taming and balancing of that experience, however, is the spiritual practice.
Today, notice how often you become upset. No judgment. Observation only. I don’t want you to do anything about what’s got you ruffled either. I just want you to watch your feelings and thoughts. Pretend they’re birds and you’re in the field taking notes. You can analyze what you’ve observed later, but for today, collect the data.
Remember. The human experience of emotion and thought differs for everyone. Doesn’t it seem reasonable that the spiritual path for addressing those experiences would differ too? Isn’t it marvelous that we have so many ways to practice? So many good teachers? So many inspired writings to read and guide us? Sometimes I stand in awe at the infinite array of possibilities! I wish this life granted me enough time to explore them all!