PICK A SPIRITUAL TEACHER AND GET ADVICE TO OVERCOME LIFE’S MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGES AND FIND PEACE
There are many spiritual teachers all over the world, just springing up to help you move forward in your spiritual journey.
As our own journeys are personal and unique to us, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and each one of these teachers can offer golden nuggets which synchronises well with you and bring about ‘aha’ moments.
We are all our own teachers but they offer a huge range of support and knowledge to facilitate growth.
Pick one of these (maybe the best) 4 spiritual teachers and get your advice.
If you picked 1, Buddha’s advice for you is:
Cultivating understanding + compassion allows us to cool anger.
We can transcend fear by discovering its source.
We’re perfectly “whole”.
Our mind is a monkey! And mindful meditation can help us catch it.
We are the continuation of our loved ones (they’re in us)
We’re intrinsically interconnected in the most intimate way (so we don’t have to feel lonely)
You are not your inner dialogue.
If you can work to develop greater self-awareness, we can eventually identify this inner dialogue and see a glimpse of our true selves- the enlightened nature in all of us.
If you picked 2, Jesus’s advice for you is:
Love Conquers All.
“Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?” Jesus said “Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence. This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: Love others as well as you love yourself.”
“…if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously. You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves.”
If you picked 3, Krishna’s advice for you is:
Help people change with your spiritual knowledge
At one point, the god Indra was offended by those worshipping Krishna and sought to destroy them. But Krishna intervened and saved them. Seeing his folly, Indra begged forgiveness, and Krishna gave it.
Everyone makes mistakes, sometimes terrible ones. Don’t be a doormat, but give the space for other people to change. They might surprise you.
If you picked 4, Lao-tze’s advice for you is:
Gentleness is a deeply powerful trait. Often interpreted as weakness, gentleness is sensitivity, respect, and reverence for all life. Perhaps this virtue can be summed up by the Dalai Lama who often says; “my religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.” In life, it is far more important to be kind than to be right, and to be kind rather than important. Gentleness is an umbrella for forgiveness, acceptance and love. It is much like the yogic term ahimsa, or non-violence. When we give up being right and being superior, we start accepting ourselves and others, and so much conflict in our lives drops away.