Positive Thought, Hang with your positive friends (be in satsang, the true company)
In the book holy science Sri Yukteswar says to seek out true company and avoid false company. He says we should seek those who make us happy, calm and at peace and avoid those who make us nervous, angry and upset. I find myself blessed because I am surrounded by such people. Even with my business all of the guys who work for me are meditation students, so we talk about philosophy, spirituality, and laugh all throughout the day. Yesterday I decided to start satsang early and look at a couple blogs, I only had enough time to read two, but they were refreshing to read and helped elevate me.
The first was Michelle Dobbins Daily Alchemy, where she was talking about celebrating. The post reminded me to celebrate, the good, and more good will come. The second blog I read was Crystal Nudings. She was saying that all is well, which is a great spiritual reminder and is truly the case if you can embrace the idea and move forward in that spirit. It reminded me to move forward my the day with this in mind and know that things are working out in ways I can’t even see at the moment.
Later in the evening, after spending time with my family, I watched Ghost Dog, The way of the Samurai which is a wonderful movie that always tends to remind me to follow my spiritual teachings and apply them to every situation in life. regardless of the setting. First thing in the morning I find myself meditating, seeing my teacher Mr. Ambrister within. I am at peace and barely can even feel my body.
What are you doing today to be in the true company? Take a little time for it. Hang out with and seek positive company, in person, or by book, blog, audio, or video. It truly makes a difference.
Today’s Positive Thought (Bridging the gap… What is Satsang? Why is it important?)
Today I thought I would give my definition of a term often used in meditation circles. That term is called Satsang
Satsang is the true company; being in the company of the teacher or those who meditate to move beyond the illusion of this world. The illusion is the idea that what we see with our material eyes is all there is, and there is no magic and mystery behind the world. Being in satsang helps us to move beyond such limiting thoughts and experiences. Being in satsang can include reading books, listening to talks on spiritual life, having conversations with or being in the actual presence of such people who are actively moving behind the illusion.
When we are in satsang we become more attuned to eternal life and the beauty of this world. We begin to realize that this moment is the eternal moment, and we find God in all situations and conditions. The cares and worries that arise from false company (the company of those who focus on the material for the sake of ego) seem to fade away during satsang. In the meditative life the idea is to have satsang as often as possible. This makes our meditations much deeper, and allows us to enjoy life much more.