Each Moment A Spiritual Experience

Words: Dr Rajgopal NIDAMBOOR

The most-oft asked question, for ages, is why troubles come to good people who don’t break the rules, or even if they do, they make sure that they don’t upset someone’s emotional applecart. Troubles cause as much distress to good people as it does to others, including those that are witness to such a paradox. When terrible things happen, many of us resort to a clichéd riposte, if not response. Most of us feel, or tell others, that we are being chastised for our past karma — which is directly proportional to the idea of heavenly denial. This is a legacy that has stood the test of time — a legacy that generations to come will continue to articulate, notwithstanding scientific and technological advance.

The reason is simple, also obvious. All of us are not just human beings looking at, or wanting to undergo, spiritual experiences. We are human beings with a broader purpose — a vision beyond our mundane existence. We are spirits living through the human experience. For this, there is no need for us to accept, or discard, the divine entity — in other words, the divine principle, or god. Philosophers call this positioning of our psyche as one’s spiritual roadmap, because we all embrace the nature of human life and existence that follows the divine path. This is the eternal truth — the essence of reality that our existence signifies in our living world. It creates a melodious rhythm in the soul of each individual — if only we listen to its gentle beat in quietude. This also relates to a part of celestial insight most of us don’t pay attention to.

It is so easy for one to understand and explore the fact that the divine source is dotted like seeds all over the garden of human condition and experience. These are not just seeds. They speak the lore of the divine entity in us — they are seeds that call on our deep selves to understand compassion like the back of our hand. These are seeds that germinate in the minds of our souls — they share the enormity of life experiences, the ‘Noble, the Awful, and the Dreadful’ — which each of us carry as a part of one’s ‘karma cola,’ a soulful beverage like no other. You may dub this as life’s experiential expedition. It is this transcendental element — an article of faith that enlightens us about human spirituality. It mirrors every glorious aspect of our spiritual experience.

You could certainly describe them as life’s many peaks, valleys, lakes, or rainbow synthesis too. They are just as much vibrant as our physiological functions, and as blissful as holding your beloved’s hand, or as painful as getting your fingers jammed in the window sill. Every moment, therefore, underscores a divine moment — be it happiness, disagreement, boredom, stress, or pay hike. They all offer us distinctively divine bits of wisdom — not just the ability to lead good, happy and fulfilling lives.

When you look at the whole spectrum, you will begin to embrace the fact that the hub of our spiritual awareness is extraordinarily apparent. You will begin to know why a thing — good, or bad — happened, or why it did not happen. This is something that everyone is born with — because, we are all spiritual souls, treading the human path, what with every situation that we bump into being a new learning experience. This is what that provides the facility for our consciousness to evolve in all its countless manifestations. It also exemplifies the spiritual, or divine, idea of holding the mountain of faith in our hands and touching the face of god.

Dr RAJGOPAL NIDAMBOOR, PhD, is a wellness physician-writer-editor, independent researcher, critic, columnist, author and publisher. His published work includes hundreds of newspaper, magazine, web articles, essays, meditations, columns, and critiques on a host of subjects, eight books on natural health, two coffee table tomes and an encyclopaedic treatise on Indian philosophy. He is Chief Wellness Officer, Docco360 — a mobile health application/platform connecting patients with Ayurveda, homeopathic and Unani physicians, and nutrition therapists, among others, from the comfort of their home — and, Editor-in-Chief, ThinkWellness360.

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