Sunday, October 16, 2016

The progression is quite inevitable. After some time on the path of awakening, the type of associates you share time with changes. Finally, you realize that except for existing karmic commitments - such as familial, or societal commitments - there is no reason to spend time with anyone except as an aid to one’s sadhana (service). So all new relationships, be they friendships, roommates, marriages, business partnerships, take on implicitly, and finally explicitly, this contractual basis.

When your center is firm, when your faith is strong and unwavering, then it will not matter what company you keep. Then you will see that all beings are on the evolutionary journey of consciousness. They differ only to the degree that the veil of illusion clouds their vision. But for you… you will see behind the veil to the place where we are all ONE.

Via Sri Prem Baba:

Via Daily Dharma / October 16, 2016: On True Success

Anyone who enjoys inner peace is no more broken by failure than he is inflated by success.

—Matthieu Ricard, "A Way of Being"