Something that never ceases to amaze me is how much I learn about myself through other people; my life partner especially. This morning we had a striking conversation about getting to the root of personal tribulations. It’s a very accurate statement that things get worse before they get better. When my mind, emotions or body are in a truly challenging state, I naturally want to escape. This evasion of arduous occurrences is not beneficial in the long run. It might help me feel more comfortable in the moment yet in reality, I am simply acting like a passive coward. I’ve realized it is much more rewarding to sit in the pain, to be with the discomfort, to swim in the fear, to sink into the torment. As I approach my complications with spiritual and philosophical attentiveness, I begin to explore my adversities and contemplate the depth of their roots. Under this star of foundation (Mula) I become Kali, the goddess of destruction. I reach down into myself and demolish the source of those invasive tragedies. Through introspective self-destruction I am one with the galactic center. The light source of all is within me and I can see it within you.
Ask yourself, are you passively destroying yourself through evasive cowardly actions? Or are you actively destroying yourself through inward reflective excavation?