Amid the busyness of the past month I’ve made time to immerse myself in an enlightening book, Spiritual Compass by Satish Kumar.
The Three Qualities
Satish Kumar eloquently describes the three qualities as:
Sattva being elegant & simple
Rajas being extravagant & excessive
Tamas being dark & depressing
Which quality is strongest in your current life?
In your life, it is your personal quest to blend the gunas, to ultimately seek a life in the highest of the three - sattva. Living a sattvic existence will allow you to be authentic and true to yourself, both in your inner and outer life.
In this realm you can seek to achieve wholeness and harmony, as you learn to believe and accept in the power and strength of who you are (not who you’ve been told to be by other people), in body, mind and spirit…
From this incredible and ancient way of being…
as you strive to blend the gunas in your life, I’d like to share with you a ‘pinnacle moment’ poem that I discovered on a page in the book…
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness
Some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows
Who violently sweep your house
Empty of it’s furniture.
Still treat each guest honourably;
He may be clearing you out
For some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
Meet them at the door laughing
And invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
Because each has been sent
As a guide from beyond.