We rise from the same light we must return to. Each lifetime we spend is a mission. We have to complete each mission successfully in order to reunite with the light source. During our lifetime, we face many challenges: relationships, career, and finances. We spend a lot of time trying to overcome these challenges. We also spend a lot of emotion. Most of the time we win. But when we don’t, we feel as if we have failed. We feel there is no point going on. We lose our sense of stability, our grounding. Sometimes we may physically hurt ourselves or may even take our lives. Of course, this is sad for the people around us but we may not care. What point is it to go on when we feel so depressed? There seems to be no way forward, no end to our misery. This line of thinking doesn’t serve our highest good.
It is important to detach our minds from the material world’s problems for a few moments and realize at the soul level that this is just a challenge, a temporary situation. This is something that won’t last forever, for come what may, at the end of our lives we will reunite with the light! Then why worry so much? We are still connected to the Source at the soul level.
Great masters will talk about the need to ground oneself when working with spirituality or the spirit world. While that is true, it is also true that one must spiritually align oneself when living in the physical world. We must remember where we came from, what we are connected with, and where we will return after this life.
If we take a step back and look at the big picture, whether we succeed or fail doesn’t matter: we reunite with the Source in the end.
Why must we, then, agonize over the problems of daily life? They exist; they will be met. If we don’t have a solution now, we will have one later. Not everything may be, but some things are under our control—the ultimate truth that life is only an illusion.

 

日常生活

我們從同一線光而來,又必須回去。活過的每一世均有其使命。我們必須完成每個使命,才能與光之源團聚。我們一生中,面對很多關係、事業和錢財上的挑戰。我們花了極多時間以試圖克服它們。我們亦消耗很多的情感。大部分時間我們贏了。但是,當事情非如你所願,就覺得如失敗了一般。我們覺得沒有意思活下去。喪失了穩定及方向。
有時我們會傷害自己,甚至輕生。當然,這對身邊人是可悲的,可我們未必理會。感到非常沮喪時,還有什麼理由活下去嗎?一切看似沒有出路,苦難看似沒有盡頭。這些都是錯誤的想法。
把頭腦抽離片刻,拋開俗世間煩惱,以及在靈魂層面覺悟它們都只不過是一個挑戰,這實在非常重要。明白這是一個短暫的情況,不會永遠持續下去。因為無論怎樣,在生命結束時,我們都將與「光」團聚!那又何需擔心太多呢?我們仍然,在靈魂層面與生命之源相連。
大師們常談及探索靈性領域時,保持謙卑的重要性。儘管這是真的,我們生活在物質世界,亦需保持靈性上接通。必須牢記自己從哪裡來,與誰相連接,並在這一世後回歸到哪處。
如果退後一步,縱觀整個大畫面,無論成功或失敗都無所謂:我們最終會和萬物之源團聚。
那麼,我們為何不得已要為日常生活中的問題而苦惱呢?它們總會存在;也總會解決。這刻沒有辦法解決,假以時日都會迎刃而解。或許不是所有問題最終都能解決,但有些事情是在我們控制內─即「生命只是幻覺」的終極真理。

 

The Prism of Life (by Ansh Das, Signal 8 Press 2014)