Charting your own spiritual course

I believe it’s important we remain open and receptive to any changes in our perspectives that may occur over time. What’s right for you/me today might no longer be right for you/me tomorrow, next week or next year. I’m not proposing that it’s good to become fickle and inconstant i.e. victims of our ever-changing rational mind with all its fears and insecurities. Rather, my intention is to emphasise the viewpoint that life is a learning process. As a result of our experiences in life, we have the opportunity to mature our personalities and develop and strengthen our conscious awareness of the nexus that exists between the rational and transrational (spiritual) components of our being. Therefore, we neither need to fear nor justify changes in our attitudes and perspectives, or the knock-on modifications in our behaviour.

There have been times I’ve heard said to me by people with a depreciative tone: “Oh, you’ve changed” or “Oh, you’re singing a different tune, now”. Rather than taking these remarks as the criticisms they probably were intended to be, I’ve found it important to give consideration to the changes being referred to and, oftentimes, I’ve discovered that actually these have been indicators of a deeper integration of the physical-spiritual nexus of my human constitution and, as such, were to be welcomed rather than shied away from. Yes, this might mean no longer feeling at home in the company of some people and, as a result, needing to redefine those relationships. However, we came into this physical world alone and we will also leave the physical plane alone; the inner is our only constant reference point. I believe it’s important that we have the capacity to steer our ship (life) along our chosen route and that we don’t get blown off course just because we’re sailing in a different direction to the mainstream and/or those nearest and dearest to us.

Sam Red, 4 May 2015

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