Simplicity on the Spiritual Path

Question

How simple should our lives and spiritual practice be?

—Jim, usa

Answer

Simple. Keep it simple. Simplicity lies in holding the right attitude about our practices and spiritual life. Do not worry about it so much that you become tense or even focused on so many details. Relaxation and flow are key. Enjoy your practices. Feel joy through them and love in your heart. Your spiritual life is a priceless gift. This awareness is paramount. Be content and also be putting out the energy to grow and expand in consciousness. Everything should be simple enough that you can maintain your spiritual focus and feel support from life. Each one of us needs to determine and act on an inner sensitivity to balance. Simplicity is not reflective of anything lacking. Rather, it connotes the richness and proximity of spiritual experience.

In simplicity, Nayaswami Maria