Loved the profound simplicity of this.
How can a mind that has not ended fear and conflict contact what is calling?
How can a life touch a life when the noise and violence that is inherent in the self has not come to a rest?
Thanks Aalif n GD.
GD, Aalif dono khade, kake laagun paaye
Balihari mai pyare Aalif ki, Jin GD diyo dikhaae..
Since I let go of my full-time corporate job, every few months, I used to feel dejected that life/god/existence was not showing me my calling, the grand and glorious purpose in life that I had heard and read so much about.
On one such gloomy, rainy day, my mentor GD sat me down and asked me: “What will it look like when you find your calling?” Despite my past experience with his seemingly innocent-sounding questions, I answered that one.
I replied it should be something worthy, inspiring and larger-than-life. “What you are seeking is not your calling,” GD pointed out, “but a new path of ego-gratification.”
Wow. I hadn’t seen that coming.
With just one sentence, my new age/light-worker/eco-warrior ego was crushed like a recycled coca-cola can. So my oh-so-righteous rants to God were just an employee haranguing his boss for a promotion? As I recovered my composure, I asked…
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