Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Home-the sacred place
Home the spot of earth supremely blest A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest. -by Robert Mont Gomery
Home is the place close to our heart,it is our own place. When we are tired it's coziness embraces us. When exhausted it soothes our soul with nourishment and rest. Its familiarity ensures us relaxation.
Despite being blessed with the material home, whenever we get attacked by the harsh world outside or by our own people or hurt and betrayal.We do tend to look for something elusive with the promise of succor. During the shattering moments usually the search for this elusive fails. But then also in perennial confusion we don’t realize the failure of search and measure to heal it.We don't understand what exactly the bruise heart need? As habitually for our need we look outside so this time too we fail to cater the need of self and leave it heal on its own.
Why do material stuffs at the moment of hurt fail miserably ? Why do they fail to rejuvenate ourselves? During the moment of hurt why do the presence of own people around us fail to install the lost happiness? Why? Why does the world around us crush in the moment? What exactly does the dearest soul look for? A place of succor to calm and heal our bruised soul. We need a space of our own with simple assurance to fight the storm without danger of further damage. A space which can incessantly supply us the desired strength and support to fight the crisis and can rejuvenate us on regular basis. We feel God’s hand over us when we have one.
Then why don’t we create our own space our home of soul - the real self -the pure self - the pristine- the one with which we had come on the earth. Why do we completely forget and ignore it.Everyone has a hermitage within us which is safe, cozy, comfortable and calm. To find the island of self one has to discover the real self.
The search for self or self referral entails discarding the unnecessary and working and embracing the real, without attachment to like and dislike.
Self referral is our true being, our real one with the basic needs. Self is fearless of any challenges as it comes with acceptance. Self gives acceptance to the circumstances and willingness to work on the shortcomings. It gives power to invest in our best without losing focus and remain unattached with the result.
Being in real self we respect ourselves (as we possess some unique talent which is nonparallel in this universe and we here to display our unique talent which is helpful to humanity). Though we are unique with our unique talent we do not feel beneath anyone. All these work out give us self power.
Without developing the real self we live in object referral. Opposite of self referral is object referral. We stay in object referral when we lose our focus from self. In object referral we look outside for our need. Object referral makes our reference point in “ego”. Ego is the mask, the role we are playing; it is not our real self. In object referral we constantly seek gratification outside and approval by others. We think and behave always in anticipation of response. We always feel to control things. We need an intense urge of external power that is based on the fear.
Amidst all chaos of the world outside, we must find our home - the sweet home-the real self- the strength- to safeguards from the whirling storm outside. Creating a sacred space of our own and being in it on regular basis is a strengthening exercise.
The real self is the most powerful place; it is within us. To visit inside and get in touch with it we don’t really need any money and means of commute but a desire to create one within and work on it on regular basis. It has everything to refurbish all dry springs of the soul.