At some point most seekers of Truth find themselves living their everyday lives like a secret agent. I call it spiritual schizophrenia. I had it bad for a number of years and still have relapses.
The issue is learning how to actively integrate the “talk” with the “walk”. We all want to be liked and accepted by our peers. No one wants to be viewed as being crazy, fanatical, weird or simply outside the box. The fear of not being accepted keeps us from openly talking about the hypocrisy that surrounds us or the Truth that is before us. As a result, we tend to keep our mouths shut and just go with the flow.
I am not suggesting confrontation, but it is time to remove yourself from any situation that does not ring true for your being. Actively choose your truth and let others know why you are doing it. However, only attempt to change others by your actions. Set an example, not an argument.
The simple act of refusing to judge another can have a profound effect on those around you. Watch as others join you by dropping their judgments and walking with you. I am reminded of an old Andy Griffith Show where Opie stood his ground against a new boy in the neighbor that wanted to do something that was wrong. Opie didn’t try to talk his friends into not doing what the new boy wanted, he simply said “No, I am not doing it. I do not believe it is right”. That example was all that was needed for the other boys to do the same and leave the new boy with no support.
Wouldn’t it be great if we all lived in the simplicity of a small-town Mayberry…..or maybe not!
The point is to actively integrate your Truth into your everyday life. It is only by standing up for absolute Truth that we change ourselves and those around us. We have to commit to walking the talk, even if no one else joins us. No judgment, no bitterness, no spitting on those that take a different path. Do this and you will never be alone, you will never be lost and you will find yourself on your path Home.
Now we are doing yoga…
Blair is the co-owner of Yoga Daily in Mt. Pleasant, SC. [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com] He is a certified yoga instructor, recovering lawyer and a spiritual student. The content of this blog is what Blair considers to be universal truths that span all dogma and religion and it is offered to you in Love and Light. Check out Yoga Dude [https://yogadailymountpleasant.com/the-yoga-dude/] for additional blog entries. You can contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yoga is but one path to the knowing that we are all One. Please take what resonates with you and leave the rest without judgement or offense.