When a moment of knowing cuts through the mental chatter of depression, emotional pain or a turbulent time, it is a relief.
At that moment I receive a reminder of a place already known to me and I’m taken home again, where it’s warm, where there is always good company because when I am home – emotionally, mentally, spiritually – I am good company.
There’s sense and order – everything is in flow; the material world is abundant and interesting directions open up.
What takes me from one state (heavy, Tamas) to another (light, Sattwa)?
Usually something simple. Meditation; exercise; a realization – simple acts. Deep too, because each contains so much personal history, work and thought. It is the culminating moment containing many more moments within it. They’ve merged and manifested something rich – a temporary state of satisfaction that propels me forward, energised.
But while this knowledge accrues, satisfaction dwindles eventually. Boredom, agitation, anger, pain…the ego dog is on guard.
But the way back home will present itself again soon enough and it will be simple and deep – just like us.
Tom Charles @tomhcharles