It is important that we remind ourselves from time to time that being on the spiritual path, becoming more conscious, is not at all complicated.
The contrary is the case.
As we devote ourselves to becoming more conscious, our lives do not get more complicated. Our lives become simpler.
This is because there are no complex rituals or rules that we must learn. There are no doctrines or ideologies that we must believe in or follow. Becoming conscious does not involve accumulating more “mind stuff.” Becoming conscious involves the letting go of all of that.
A simple practice that we may put to use is to simply be present. To not get caught up in the past or dwell upon the future, but much rather simply be here now. We might focus on our breath as we do this, as the breath always anchors us in the present moment.
As we allow ourselves to be present, life suddenly becomes so much simpler.
If there’s anything that requires our attention in the moment, we tend to it. If there isn’t, we simply allow ourselves to notice the nowness and the isness of the moment.
A feeling of serenity begins to flood our awareness. Ease and grace become our companions.
So let us remember that none of this is complicated.
Let us be aware that simplicity is the key, ease is the doorway, and peace and letting go are the pathway towards experiencing higher states of awareness.
It is a sweet journey. And it only gets sweeter and sweeter.