The Ups and Downs in our Spiritual Journey

Living Mindfully and Awakened at All Times

A.B. Dodge

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There are highs and lows in all aspects of life, from work to family life, from falling in love to heartbreak, from birth to loss. Nobody living on this physical plane is relieved from pain and distress.

Yet the spiritual seekers and warriors tend to be on another level of frustration when it comes to how to deal with their emotions. Why is it that is so hard for us to understand that we are not perfect? We search for enlightenment, but we expect a fast miracle. We become judgemental and blame ourselves for having “low” feelings and thoughts. From falling apart just after we pulled ourselves back up and celebrated our glory.

Why is it so hard to show the same grace we show to humanity and society toward ourselves? Why is it complicated to understand we are souls living a human experience but we are still humans after all?

When facing our demons and struggles with mental health everyone tells us to go to mindfulness. We learn the importance of living in the present moment. We read spiritual books that talk about the universe, the meaning of life, and our anxiety tends to diminish a bit. We feel that everything that we feel is small if compared to the immenseness of the galaxies and stars. We are present and safe.

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A.B. Dodge

English Teacher, Meditation Enthusiast, Writer, Lover of Inspiring Stories and Flashfiction. Visit her blog at https://mindfulwordstoinspire.wordpress.com/