Spiritual Grabbing

IMG_3659_2I heard this term at the weekend on a yoga workshop with Tias Little and it made me chuckle. It's so true that its easy to get caught up in the chase for 'truth' or 'enlightenment' or whatever it is you want to call it. Spiritual grabbing is this idea that when you are on the spiritual path you get caught up in the mindset of searching and that this thing we are all looking for is outside of us. You go to India to find 'it', you go to lots of different teachers to find 'it', always looking, trying to find it. You get into this mindset of grasping, this unfulfilled yearning for something outside of you.

But, as Tias said, what if the truth is always right at hand - always right here?

Take a moment today to just sit for 5 minutes, maybe more if you are used to meditating and go within, turn your internal gaze down towards your heart and just sit with that knowledge that the truth is always here, right within you. Let your spine be long but your pelvis heavy. Feel the top of the head relax, feel your face is soft, simple, slow breathing.

No need to search anymore.

"Not knowing how near the truth is, we seek it far away" - Zen Master Hakuin