Jan 11 – Don`t take life too seriously


A life changing encounter that I had in  2016 was with Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual movement which philosophy evolves around the idea that we are beings of energy and our true essence lies in our souls. Brahma Kumaris teaches us that all souls are intrinsically good and have certain qualities and powers that we can cultivate through awareness and meditation.

I did an introductory meditation course in their center in Amsterdam and I found their approach to life reflective, thought-provoking and very peaceful, which encouraged me to attend the follow up weekly classes.

Recently I also bought from their Amsterdam center a calendar with inspirational messages (which btw is a great gift idea!). The message of today that I want to share with you is:

“By seeing life as a game, your lightness of spirit will make problems easier”

Reading it this morning reminded me that being light and playful is something that I definitely I want to cultivate further going forward. I guess it goes naturally for some people to be lighter than others. And then for the rest of us, it is a matter of regularly reminding ourselves that life is not so serious and stressing out about all sort of stuff (especially those things beyond our control) doesn`t make any sense.

Because, as Michael Singer brilliantly puts it in his great book “The Untethered Soul”:

“You’re sitting on a planet spinning around in the middle of absolutely nowhere. Go ahead, take a look at reality. You’re floating in empty space in a universe that goes on forever. If you have to be here, at least be happy and enjoy the experience. You’re going to die anyway. Things are going to happen anyway. Why shouldn’t you be happy?”

May us all have a light day and enjoy the ride!

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