Craig Hamilton is the founder of Integral Enlightenment, an organization whose mission it is to bring evolutionary changes to the planet—a very lofty goal. But he raises this great thought:
“Our own comfort and contentment seems like a reasonable enough goal (when we practice meditation or mindful awareness in our daily lives.) But as long as our own happiness is all we’re seeking, we’ll never awaken the depth of spiritual passion and conviction required to propel us into genuine evolution beyond ego.”
What if we start to open up to the idea that when we practice these tools for de-stressing——-–
meditation, tuning into our breathing, trying a yoga class, progressively relaxing the body through guided imagery, or even just enjoying the pleasure of relaxing—–
that we do this with the idea that the collective world around us–your co-workers, your family, your relationships—-can all reap the benefits of your choosing to drop the grasping, climbing, striving, clenching, and simply BE.
So when you practice being quiet and still, or when you throw open your yoga mat, let yourself think big.
Know that our practice can truly extend