Several voices arise in response to the challenge that the Compelling Thought (“Make every moment sacred”) brings. (1)
The first voice to rise is lethargic, what Hindus call thamasic. I can’t be bothered. Ahhhh, go away. Honey, what’s on the other channels?
The second voice is curious.
Hmmmm…. One agrees or declines. No fault, no blame. Just not our stop (yet) on the overall adventure. But i n t e r e s t i n n n n g g g g g….
The third voice is inquisitive. We begin to enquire….
So, OK, let’s see. Make every moment sacred. What is “sacred”? Never mind looking it up. What is “sacred” to you?
I can imagine the Mother walking beside me every moment and me not doing anything improper, disrespectful, unworthy, etc. That would make every moment sacred.
Well, she always walks “beside” each and every one of us anyways so it’s really a matter of having the courage to recognize it rather than wanting it or not.
To be clear, whether we recognize that the Mother walks with each and every one of us or not, she does.
But recognizing that threatens all my investments and interests that are not of a sacred nature. This is cutting right to the quick.
However, even having the thought and not letting it fly by starts the process. Insidious. It eats away at you.
Watch me now wrestle with it. Well, this moment is sacred, but not that moment. Not while you’re driving, romancing, charming the boss, etc. Around and around I go, dancing with the awareness of how I spend every moment.
I’m caught in the trap of awareness. Once we know, we cannot unknow. Awareness begins its work.
(1) See “Make Every Moment Sacred,”