If you have been following this blog, then you know that I have been participating in a 40 Days meditation retreat held by Blue Star Trinidad and Tobago. This year's theme is Secrets to True Well-Being. Today's message was Managing the Chariot of Life Day 20
As we have reached the half-way mark in the retreat, I wondered if there are any real changes taking place within me, or am I just enjoying some intellectual stimulation. Yes, I have been listening, reading, pondering and trying to have a deeper awareness in meditation . Yet, I don't feel as if I am making any progress and I watch how thoughts arise in my mind that are not very helpful.
Today's message, using the analogy of the body as a chariot, reminded me of how important it is for my intellect, my mind, my senses and my desires to be working in harmony on my spiritual journey. I must hold firm my personal vision, the blueprint I have for my life and ensure that my desires will lead me on my soul's journey to freedom. I have to use my intellect powerfully to dismantle negative thoughts and images I carry.
I know I should be patient with myself, surrender and trust in the process that is taking place within.