We all encounter moments within our days and throughout our weeks which make us stumble and wobble, questioning our divine power as the great creators of our worlds. The wobble may be regarding any number of subjects of which we thought we had a good vibration towards, yet in these moments we are reminded that maybe we’re not quite up to speed with all that is happening.
As a result of some circumstances which arose lat week in my personal life, stuck in traffic, missing the ferry, irritating neighbours, etc; albeit small incidences, I had to grapple with my understanding as to why these things were happening, or did I…
Just in time (as always) I came across the 4 principles of Indian Spirituality Ramana’s Musings. They all had a connection to my recent experiences and they came as a reminder of all that I already know; you can never get off the path, everything is always working out for me, all is well! I put the weeks events behind me and moved on with ease and excitement into the presence of the now, and the now, and now!!
Here are the 4 principles of Spirituality by Ramana and how to apply them in your life:
The First Principle states:
“Whomsoever you encounter is the right one”
No one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.
The Second Principle states:
“Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened”
Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the smallest of details. There is no “If only I had done that differently…, then it would have been different…”. No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.
The Third Principle states:
“Each moment in which something begins is the right moment”
Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin.
This is the Fourth Principle, the final one:
“What is over, is over”
It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on.
When we are able to step outside of the ego and accept that all is well, when we learn to be good and kind to ourselves and love with our whole being, it is then that we find true happiness.
Always be happy.