Yesterday in our online Kundalini Activation class, we touched upon the subject of satisfaction and how to find lasting fulfilment and happiness. It appears that being at the leading edge of creation, our appetite for life continues to grow, and we never fully satisfy this hunger.
What I'd like to share on this subject brought me relief and a sense of liberation from the ever-changing desire for more, allowing me to embrace a deeper appetite for life without unnecessary suffering. This realisation stems from my observations of my mind and the tangible experiences within my body when attachment was present, and when I was unable to grasp what I found deeply satisfying and beautiful in my life.
Upon finally realising this truth, a transformative shift occurred within me and in my relationship with the subjects or objects of my desires, which were meant to provide everlasting satisfaction. I discovered a newfound state of freedom, truly detached from specific outcomes, enabling me to fully embody experiences in the present moment as they come and go. The fulfilment derived from discovering deep inner peace, satisfaction, and freedom in enjoying experiences without clinging to them marked a significant shift in how I approach life. With this realisation, life becomes more fluid and much more tasty.
It may be scary to witness life and its experiences as they come and go, as there may not be much of what we like to call safety in it. However, there is much less suffering from the illusion of that safety, as well as from the moments in our lives that we wish to last forever.
Recognising this illusion and finding comfort in it becomes an empowering realisation. There's no need for sadness in understanding that we can't grasp onto something that may seem exceptionally beautiful and satisfying. Instead, when we are in the midst of such an experience, that is the time to open our hearts and be in it fully, feel it, and immerse ourselves in it because this is the only moment we truly exist (like this); there is nothing beyond it.
Closing with warmth and gratitude, I'd like to share a Rumi poem:
If anyone asks you
how the perfect satisfaction
of all our sexual wanting
will look, lift your face
When someone mentions the gracefulness
of the night sky, climb up on the roof
and dance and say,
If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is,
or what "God’s fragrance" means,
lean your head toward him or her.
Keep your face there close.
When someone quotes the old poetic image
about clouds gradually uncovering the moon,
slowly loosen knot by knot the strings
of your robe.
If anyone wonders how Jesus raised the dead,
don’t try to explain the miracle.
Kiss me on the lips.
Like this. Like this.
When someone asks what it means
to "die for love," point
If someone asks how tall I am, frown
and measure with your fingers the space
between the creases on your forehead.
The soul sometimes leaves the body, then returns.
When someone doesn’t believe that,
walk back into my house.
When lovers moan,
they’re telling our story.
I am a sky where spirits live.
Stare into this deepening blue,
while the breeze says a secret.
When someone asks what there is to do,
light the candle in his hand.
How did Joseph’s scent come to Jacob?
How did Jacob’s sight return?
A little wind cleans the eyes.
When Shams comes back from Tabriz,
he’ll put just his head around the edge
of the door to surprise us
photo credit Nahuel @nahuel_ma_33