When you help just one person, the goodness spreads. Know that when you give someone help and share cheerfulness, you are making a difference. There are stories online and on the news about random acts of kindness, changing someone’s life forever and then that good energy is spread.
No matter where you are on the Earth, you make a difference in the lives of the people and living creatures around you. You are influential! And you have a choice about how to share your light.
Your light needs to burn bright, so take care of yourself so you can take care of others. If your light is burning low, it’s a challenge to help others. Take time to rest, read, do yoga or exercise, take a walk, get a massage, meditate, take a bath, drink tea, etc. Do not feel guilty about taking time off work. If you need a day to rest, then rest.
Life is short, and at the end of your life, you will have happiness and contentment that you shared your light, you loved yourself, and you loved others.
Waheguru has many meanings. It can refer to the almighty God or supreme soul. It is a mantra chanted in Kundalini yoga – that is used to elevate the spirit. Waheguru also means wondrous enlightener.
When I say, “Waheguru,” I acknowledge the eternal present moment. It’s not just the present moment, but the exact moment. After I am mindful of the moment, I say to myself, “Wow! I am still alive.” Living moment to moment has taught me to be where I am and appreciate my aliveness.
Challenges in life will enter into my present moment. But then when that moment or moments are gone, I can see that my life has changed again. I try not to carry on the burden of past moments, although they like to hang out in my mind. I realize that I am okay. I take full responsibility for my actions in life. I am not perfect – so I need to be a guru to myself to mindfully see that I can choose a path and go forward.
My Buddhist teacher, Bhante Sathi (www.triplegem.org), says that we need to be like the GPS app on our phone. We put in where we want to go and go forward. We do not go backward. We begin where we are and go towards our destination. The past is gone. Therefore, we need to start where we are.
All of your past experiences shaped who you are today. However, you are not those past experiences right now. You have changed and grown. You are a different person – just like how your body changes and your cells change.
Honor your authentic soul. Set boundaries, take care of yourself, and take care of others. I say to you, “WAHEGURU!” May you elevate your spirit, be wise, and rejoice in the present moment.