Hi Andre,Thank you for your important questions:
First: How can I share the light so that when I have contact with people my experience enhances the stillness and light in others?
And second: “How can I stay in the light when in the midst of my daily activities?”
questions are good ones and they apply to many aspirants. They also take me
back to my own practice where I had to answer them for myself. After having very
high sitting meditations where I felt that I was the light of consciousness and
not anything separate, I had to go to work or talk with my girlfriend. That’s
when old limitations would start to come up and I would feel nervous and out
of sorts. I knew
that I was supposed to be the light all of the time; so I had a strong desire
to find out what was causing me to come down with a thud.
You are the other person
First of all you should know that you are the light; it is your true home. You will find that the light is even closer to you than the feeling of being a man. This means that there is not a separate you who can do anything with the light. All you can do is be the light and see what happens from there. Standing as the light you get to experience oneness first hand. Standing here you connect with others because you are what they are.
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As long as you take others to be different from you or in some cases inimical to you, relating to other or dealing with them will feel a bit out of whack. But if you can discover and tune into the basic harmony that pervades the whole universe you will feel free, even while you communicate and relate with others.
The light is the harmony that pervades
Now for this harmony that pervades the universe: This is a harmony that comes directly from the light. We did not create it and we cannot destroy it. It is the same harmony that fulfills our need to eat by providing food, our need to breathe by providing air, our need to see by providing sights, and our need to hear by providing sounds. If we feel that there is something wrong with the universe so that we have to get in there a do something about it, our view of the universe is too small.
Just remember the story of Jesus. Some people where inspired by his wisdom and love; other people wanted to killed him. The same is true of Socrates. If they couldn’t do anything about this acceptance and rejection, why do you think you can? Enjoy the company of everyone who stands as, or aims to find the light. Let everyone else go their own way in peace.
How to be free, even while working
You also asked,
“How can I stay in the light when in the midst of my daily activities?”
Here is a story from my own life that illustrates this: I had a chance to experience the life changing effects of this wisdom at my job in Santa Clara, California about twenty years ago.
I worked in the pre-press department of a medium size print shop. This shop was very busy. I had lots of detailed work and I was pressed by tight deadlines as customers needed their work yesterday. As usual I was panicked, rushing around making mistakes.
Then the Vedantic quote, "Our real nature is happiness", flashed through my mind. "Why", I thought: "if it's true that happiness is really inside, can't I be happy even now while I am working?"
This question struck a chord within me. My view of life expanded and I started to enjoy my work, not because the work changed, but because the place where I was doing it from changed. I was then able to enjoy each moment of the day. I lost the idea that I could only be happy when the job was finally done. I no longer had to wait for quitting time or the weekend where I could sit and meditate. This was my first experience where my meditations had a direct effect on my life.
Daily activities provide for a
I found in my practice that my daily activities where the best meditation of them all. My activities forced me to look at what I really knew as opposed to what I merely thought was true. They offered me the perfect opportunity to release limited views of myself, the world, and my mind so that I could live in the light all of the time.
The key to using activities as a meditation is to be curious. Don’t assume that life and work are equal to suffering. Try to find how no matter what circumstances you encounter and how you have to react to them, you can still be at peace. Since this peace is not a state of mind, you can fully concentrate on what you are doing. And even if you appear to do hundreds of actions every day, you are still the infinite light of consciousness and nothing less.
If you reflect on this deeply you will know how you can remain as the light forever.Asking Questions
If this blog seems a little theoretical to you, ask questions. Then you will see how the explanations in this blog apply to your life. And the freedom that you find will be real. Questioning is the key to your freedom. You’ll see that when you question limitation, it falls away.
Here questions about this article or other things going on in your life are always welcome; you can write us at email@example.com. I love questions and try to answer them all in this blog. That’s because when you start to question limitation, you are on the verge of destroying it. When you can ask, you are well on your way to freeing yourself from the limitations that seem to cause your suffering. Of course, to preserve confidentiality your name will be left off.
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