Everything holds the opportunity to open to the Divine. Each day holds all that is needed to awaken.
It is important to remember enlightenment is not an instantaneous transformation. It is years of consciously choosing to be fully present over and over until it sticks. Even then, if you identify as a personal self, your work is not done. It may seem a little easier with time and practice but it isn’t over. It’s not over until it is.
There are a few that walk among us that appear farther along on their path. There truly isn’t a way to measure spiritual growth. Either you are open to Truth or you aren’t. Both are acceptable ways of being in the world. Where ever you are is perfection.
One thing that confounded me forever, was the idea that all we need to do is bring Presence to every aspect of our lives to transform it. While this is true, I grappled with the idea that something as mundane as doing laundry was TRANSFORMATIVE. Repetitive and mundane, yes,…transformative, no thank you.
The more I read about mindfulness and attempted to incorporate it into all facets of my life, the more confounded I felt. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t be peacefully attentive while doing tasks I hated (I’m still not). I started to feel like a huge spiritual failure.
My understanding of being present is changing. While I immensely dislike certain tasks throughout my day, I simply accept that I am uncomfortably bored by them. Maybe you can relate to that feeling of wanting to be anywhere but where you are. Maybe you understand that most of us will do all we can to avoid stillness at all costs.
What are we afraid of?