Your Greatest Work is to Show Up
11 Ways To Create Spaces That Facilitate Moments Of Meaning
“Your greatest work is to show up!”
You want to see what it’s like to live in Spain, but heard the language barrier is tough? Show up, buy a plane ticket, a dictionary, and connect to how you feel.
You want to date, but your roommates say only weirdos are on apps? Show up, download JSwipe, and swipe for yourself.
You want to run a marathon, but heard it is too hard? Show up, start jogging, and your body will tell you.
If there is something you’re interested in, the best and highest standard of understanding is to show up and experience it for yourself.
A moment of meaning is associated with feeling awe or experiencing profound connection to something bigger than yourself. As humans, we crave these moments as a way to inspire ourselves or satisfy our curiosity. Some past research has even found that the feeling of awe enhances overall well-being and instigates profound personal growth. A meditation practice at home, spiritual rituals, spending time in nature, and attending retreats and festivals are a few ways to realign our inner selves, reconnect with what’s beyond us, and experience meaning.
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We sit in meditation for two hours each day. Half the time we are chanting mantras in Sanskrit, the other half we are in silence. I wish I could say every meditation I’m guided off into white puffy clouds where my mind is empty and free from all anxieties and insecurities. But, more often then not, I think about “Should I cut my bangs? Should I grow out my bangs? God, I hope they have papaya at breakfast. Oh shhit, my butt crack is sweaty…”
My Hearts Eye
Whenever I travel I find myself so involved in the adventure that I forget to practice my daily spiritual habits. But it is crucial to continue these spiritual practices in order to stay grounded and connected to our authentic selves. Maintaining a spiritual practice while traveling keeps you in tune with your body’s wants and needs and provides a higher sense of intuition for safe travels.
Some have an inquiring mind and a heart on fire for spiritual awareness which is why we are here. It took me two decades to commit to a formal study of the suttas.Going three years now, I have been trying to understand what is this thing called Metta which I have heard so often. I almost shivered it may be a transmission after-all.