“Love-Isn’t that what it’s all about?”
The statement above-the final words spoken by Jason Stephenson’s grandfather as
he left the physical body to rejoin his spiritual source mirrors the underlying message
embedded in all of the spiritual lessons we’ve explored together on this path
to spiritual enlightenment.
Living the Bhakti Yogic way means that you connect to a spiritual source that is
beyond the ego…beyond the physical world-and though we can’t see it or know
for sure that it is there our faith that it is there is what infuses our lives
A world with devotion to a higher source allows us to see each experience as
a reason to learn, grow and evolve…not as a incident that is out of our control
or “happening” to us.
When I am connecting to our source we are an active participant and
we recognize the miraculous happenings that are set in front of us from
a place of wonderment as though we are children seeing a segment of our
world for the first time.
In our world today it is hard to mirror the pure loving nature of our
source in the way we act and interact with our world but if we come
from a pure place of love in anything and everything we do then we
are living as our source would if alive in this moment.
Historically and today yogi’s would give up material possessions and
release ego based thinking and connections to the material world
in order to more effectively connect to their source. So does that
mean that in order to achieve the goals modern Bhakti Yoga we must
give away all our belongings and deconstruct our lives? The modern
way of integrating Bhakti Yogic thought is just to be conscious of
your intentions? Do they come from a place of honesty, purity and
love? Then don’t question yourself. As Jason’s grandfather said so
beautifully on his way out if we come from a place of love we are
always coming from the right place.
P.S. Coming from a place of love shows our vulnerability and can leave us
susceptible to attack, but it also leaves us without the bitter taste of
Live in Love, Live in Faith, Live in the Moment…Love Em
Morning Meditation Open to Receive and Give Love:
Journal Entry: Think of a situation that you were in, where you came
from a place of selfishness or ego…What was the final result of that
situation? Now alternately, think of a time when you responded to
a situation from a place of love and devotion…How was the result
different? In your life, how possible is it to integrate love into
your daily interactions?
Here is an excellent article on Bhakti Yoga and how it fits into
our modern world.
One Hour of Bhatki Yoga
Bhatki Yoga Talk by Swami Satchidananda
A Quick Reference Guide to Bhatki Yoga
Evening Mantra Mediation:
Peace, Love & Namaste Em