Today I started a 40 day challenge.
The last 40 days of the year and it’s a great time to develop new habits as well as ending the year on a good note!
For 40 days I have decided to wake each day before the sun, meditate for no less than 15 minutes followed by 1/2 primary series of Ashtanga. Then I will read some form
Of scripture – which ever are called to me that given day. I’ll let God do the calling.
I will not look at my phone until 9am. No talking until 9am. Morning silent retreat!
My mornings are dedicated to my self and spiritual growth.
What practices could you form in the next 40 days?! It could be something like just prayer or meditation, reading your pick of scriptures.
Here lately I have been diving into the Bhagavad Gita. I’m realizing Arjuna’s battle isn’t just about the war. There are so many more levels. Its all about dropping the ego, all that you think you are to surrender to God. The very basis of who he thinks he is will have to be torn apart in order to make room for something new.
How ripe are we to let go?
How free are our Egos willing to be?
How willing are we to surrender to the mysteries of Gods plan? “If any one wishes to come after me” said Christ. “Let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me. For he who would save his life will lose it, but he who looses his life for my sake will find it.” It’s all about letting go of the ego and what we think we are holding on to.
It’s about becoming nobody as Ram Dass would say.
Through this 40 days I hope to let go of what I’m holding on to. I want to fully surrender into the depths of my soul.
In the Hindu culture Hanuman is so Christ like. He is a the purest servant of God – Ram. I hope to take these ancient scriptures such as the Gita, the Bible, the Ramayana and learn what I can to walk in my spiritual path.