"Yatha drushti tatha srushti" is an old wise saying in Sanskrit. As is my vision so is my world. What is my vision made of? Is it made up of my self interst, self- seving purpose then my world view will be narow. If my vision of the world is shaped by going beyond my self-seving purpose, then a transfomation takes place in my outlook, actions and ways of living my life. I transcend my ego-what is in for me, and I go beyond my self-serving narow world. I feel othes are me. My consciousness becomes larger and higher. I go thriving beyond surving. I feel a part of the lager world, a citizen of the univese. A universe in which we relate to each other as brothers and sisters.
Going beyond onself is a spiritual journey. It has not been easy for me to go beyond myself. My parents were good role models for me. I learned from them how to live spiritually, how to serve others unselfishly, how to go beyond my self -serving thinking and behaving. How not get atteched to my egoistic desires, thinking and behaving. It took time for me to internalize this teaching. I slowly and gradually acquire these spiritual qualities and I am vey grateful to them for helping me to walk on this less traveled road.
Spirtual pacticies like Mindfulness Meditation and Mindfulness living have been very helpful to me for staying on the course. My inner life is getting filled with kindness, compassion, conentment and joy.
Jagdish P Dave