“If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.”
— Thich Nat Hanh
We are all seeking connections and know that you are not alone. We are not meant to take this life journey alone. We are part of a group in every step of the way, from our family, to school, business, partners, etc. Bing allied with like-minded people is important to intellectual and spiritual growth. Surrounding ourselves with like-minded people is important to our emotional foundation as it amplifies your beliefs because groups are creating solidarity in numbers. A common vision uplifts one another and individual power is magnified.
Today’s Message of the Day:
“Sharing and expressing the same core beliefs as others brings with it a fellowship of the heart, and this bond of companionship makes our life journey more rewarding and enjoyable. Our spiritual growth is amplified when we connect to others in a group that shares our goals.
This is the Indian concept of Satsang, which refers to people coming together based upon a shared truth to uplift and transform themselves. Finding and participating in such groups gives you more than strength and companionship; it provides an expanded version of your own spiritual self.”
The CENTERING THOUGHT for today’s meditation experience was:
“I find hope and optimism in my faith.”
The SANSKRIT MANTRA used in the meditation:
(Let us be together in harmony.)
This mantra evokes the power of togetherness for spiritual growth protection and learning.
Today’s four journal prompts were:
- Write a list of the people you feel are sharing your life journey, including friends, family, role models, mentors, writers who inspire you, and groups you are allied with.
- List the ways you can deepen the connection you feel with these fellow seekers.
- Choose a group to join that would challenge your personal growth and help expand your horizons. These could be service groups and charities, faith-based and humanistic projects, or spiritual discussion groups. Write down how you envision being part of a like-minded group could improve the quality of your life.
- Use this space to reflect further on your experience today.
The same way that good company brings good times and being in bad company can result in bad behavior, being in the company of people who think, believe and want the same things as you will create more of all those things. Being around people who don’t want what you want can often become an obstacle in the pursuit of your beliefs.
May your evenings be peaceful and your days energetic!