Surest Investment is Self Knowledge and Inner Stability

“`We are often our own prisoner, We limit ourselves and give in to things that don’t align with who we truly are, out of fear.

We fear abondoning our past because we have invested so much in It. We fear disappointing others and we end up disappointing ourselves.

We lie to ourselves so we can continue to believe in the illusion that satisfaction comes from external things. We build a comfort zone outside of ourselves and neglect our inner space.

We fear sitting alone in silence and listening to ourselves, because we can’t stand hearing the non sense we have repeated over the years,

But we know better now, we have enough hindsight to see that the surest investment is self knowledge and inner stability that is independant of the exterior world,

In crazy times like ours, meditation, presence and introspection are the key to embracing the exponentially changing world,

Wishing you all courage and awareness.

( Contributed by Mr. Balasunder )

Prayer

“Do not pray for the fulfillment of your wishes, for they may not accord with the will of God. But pray as you have been taught, saying: Thy will be done in me (cf. Luke 22:42). Always entreat Him in this way – that His will be done. For He desires what is good and profitable for you, whereas you do not always ask for this.” – Evagrius Ponticus.

Swami Sarvapriyananda speaks on Evagrius’s teachings on prayer.