Live like there’s no tomorrow
There is no tomorrow indeed. There’s a perpetual moment of now replicating itself over and over with just small variations. The main unchanging constant in this simple equation is consciousness, although it is eternally improving and evolving. Otherwise everything is perishable and illusory and all can end at any point.
I also have to give you the advice that I gave to myself, that helped me go through and above selfishness and other distortions of the consciousness: Do everything like being watched… Meaning when you serve, serve selflessly but with dedication like you would like to be served and even better, when you do whatever you will be doing, do it full heartedly and with dedication like someone is watching you and giving you grades according to your behavior. Whenever we allow our beings to go low, to go with animal instincts or lower programs that have virused our being, we risk our evolution, we risk of losing the path or taking it on a detour mode, detour which can be months, years, or even lives. It is very fulfilling ego-wise to go with one feelings of righteousness and entitlement, but the stronger these feelings, the harder is to experience true spiritual freedom, because these programs are veiling one’s true vision and the way one perceives life, creating a dark web which acts like a veil in front of our very eyes, which due to their limitation they may deceive even without the veil, but much more when these distortions are there in a veil form.
But now since I said about doing everything like being watched, I must remind you that you have to dance like nobody sees you. 🙂 The meaning is: be free in expressing yourself truly because real expression of one true self beyond victimization or righteousness, anger or any other emotion, helps one realize who he/she truly is. The world we’re living in is a world of chameleons, people without a true core, who do not even realize that they have no true goal or vision in life, they are just floating in a distorted way and going with whatever mainstream media, TV, or social programing are inoculating to us, dreaming about riches, having cars, houses, gadgets, kids and other mainstream ideas. We are a world of hypocrites trying to put down the one we consider low or wrong or inferior and praising the one who we fear or who shows more self-esteem, based on bookish knowledge and other devoid of real importance information for our further spiritual growth, and exit from this illusionary world.
We are constantly believing that the external world is bad or good according to our limited understanding about life, but the reality is that everything is just a projection of inner distortions that are deeply hidden in our DNA, the very Karma which gives us challenges and experiences which are supposed to help us understand and evolve beyond our limited way of perceiving the world we’re living in.
Trying to change people that surround us is just a silly attempt of a child. It’s the same like trying to destroy the wall socket with a hammer, because we introduced a needle in it and we got electrocuted. The socket does what it was designed to do, offer electricity, but it was us who plug the needle in. So who is to be blamed? The same goes for external triggers and stimuli (people) that bring “bad” experiences into our lives, they are just triggers. Trying to change the trigger is the same like trying to destroy the socket. Instead, try not to react to those buttons that are being pushed, try not to stick needles into wall sockets, and you won’t get electrocuted. Likewise stop reacting to people triggering you, take a different approach, learn the lesson that is to be learned and start growing out of old patterns because unless you manage to evolve out of them and transcend the old behavioral patterns, there can be no real evolution. As soon as one stops reacting to external triggers, the triggers will disappear from your life or stop affecting you, because their purpose has been met. It is a very hard way of evolving, because there is a need of truthfulness to ourselves and there is a need for huge doses of courage and sturdiness. Also huge amount of Grace through the Guru or other more evolved people than us in our lives is required, to be able to walk over the ocean of Samsara(life that we know made of illusion and ignorance).
May all of you who are dedicated to finding your true self, be blessed to find That and may you recognize the power inside yourself and overcome past distortions which were obstructing your way!