The thought of “Are we there yet?” often pops to the minds of spiritual seekers. The path is often non-linear. This is beautifully described in the vedas where the word “Marga”, meaning deer, is used to describe the path and therefore indicating that to be on the path, you sometimes will jump from side to side (and sometimes outside the path all together) to stay on it.
The path is more like a spiral (or even a tordnado!), although you are moving up, you
often feel like you are going in circles. In this tornado you are working through all that mess and moving towards the center where the tornado is actually calmest. That’s why the start of the spiritual path is often hardest.
It’s like having a wild animal (the untamed mind) live in your house all your life then deciding one day you’ve had enough and you take it out where it belongs. Your house is no longer getting progressively worse, you start cleaning your house, it gets more comfortable. But every now and then you’ll look in a drawer and find some old fur from the beast, you’ll see that your curtains still needs mending and maybe that you haven’t really cleaned under that rug. The process itself might feel repetitive at times, it might feel like it’s dragging. But you always know that one step at a time, it gets better.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.
Metta Always, Weam
Weam is the founder of Namaste. She had started a very deep and intense spiritual journey at a young age having refused to continue to suffer with the common challenges of her generation: depression, anxiety and being lost. She insisted that there must be more to life than the constant rat race she was in