Updated: Apr 19
The way the universe and God works sometimes is simply magnificent. I became so enamored by the way things flowed today which caused me to watch this great man named Adyashanti on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday. Author and spiritual leader Adyashanti appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday this past weekend to speak on his spirituality, religion, and how to live a more positive life. He came on the show to speak about his book Falling into Grace: Insights on the End of Suffering as well as his new release, Resurrecting Jesus: Embodying the Spirit of a Revolutionary Mystic. I must now go out and find these books because honestly after hearing him speak I was so moved…
I tried to find the videos, but I struggled. If you’re able to get your hands on his book I think it would be a great idea.
So what did I learn?
First, I learned this great exercise he set up to remove negative feelings, thoughts, and everything from out of your mind and body. He said to set up two chairs: one chair you originally sit and you think of all the negativity, and when you’re done you get up (leaving all that negativity in that chair) and move into the new chair which will be brand new. You’re leaving all the old and negativity behind so you no longer have to deal with it. This is all a part of owning what you do as well and taking full responsibilities for your actions. I used to be a large perpetrator of the “this happened because of such and such.” I rarely took responsibilities for the negative things which have occurred in my life, I had a hand in make happen. I’m starting to take responsibility for my actions even when they are extremely awful. Even if it is something as my health not being as great as I want it to be. If I was taking better care of myself I would not have to struggle so much to get back healthy.
Second, I learned to think of God in an even greater way than I always do. God is everywhere and in everything. The spiritual connection with God is so important. Knowing Him on deep levels, learning more about Him, and realizing He is a being who really is everywhere.
Third, I learned to stop living life through my thoughts [especially if they are negative]. Before today I was very negative and honestly I still can be. Of course it is all a growing process, so it will take time before there is a major change. So to live life through my thoughts I’m carrying out a very negative life. Makes sense? At the same time, living life through my thoughts caused me to be present physically, but never mentally. I lived a very detached, negative life which caused me to be very depressed. It was not very noticeable because I was functional. Even though I was functional, I was not efficient.
Being efficient is much more important than being functional.
So now in applying it to my life, I am very happy. Look, this is such a milestone for me because I’m a big talker. I tell myself I want to do all of these things, but I rarely follow through. I have claimed this year will be the year of the follow through. I am living life through the word, through God, and through the spiritual connection I have built with Him. I’m doing 30 days of yoga (http://yogawithadriene.com/30days/) to build back my spiritual, mental, and physical health. In addition, I’m currently participating in a Proverbs challenge where I read a chapter of Proverbs a day and it has truly been eye-opening. Besides the fact Proverbs is a great chapter in the bible which teaches all about wisdom, wisdom is personified into a woman. As a woman reading Proverbs is so flattering and uplifting.
Well overall I give Adyashanti’s appearance on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday 2 thumbs up. I’ll be purchasing his books this week and start reading them. I’m very excited! He truly has helped give me that push I needed in order to make major change.
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