Saturday, October 21, 2017

Soulie Saturday#27: Be Like Nature... She Understands. (Bhuleshwar Temple, Pune)

Somewhere in the midst of preparing for my Shirdi Yatra, I was hurriedly surfing through the picture folder of my Pune - Pandharpur yatra to publish my next soulie, when I came across this picture from Bhuleshwar temple and decided to pick it up. It reminded me of how spending any time in nature is cathartic. So beautifully cathartic. There are many lessons that we can come to realise in nature but the one that strikes me the most is how not to judge and just be. Not how not to judge others, but how to be less judgemental of my own self in the first place. Because more often than not, in our (and sometimes others) pursuit of perfectionism, we are most harsh on ourselves for all the mistakes that we think we make.

No matter what the case may be, turning to nature has been one of my best medicines of life. Nature just is and allows you the precious space to just be as well. By being in nature, I am reminded of the simple truth to judge less of myself, to be more kind, forgiving and accepting because it's only then that I may be more efficient in passing that same light of love and understanding to others. For in this understanding, doesn't there lie... the way to peace?

View from the climb to Bhuleshwar temple, Pune.

It's easy to judge.
It's more difficult to understand.
Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness
to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods.
Through judging, we separate.
Through understanding, we grow.
- Doe Zantamata.

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This post is part of an ongoing series called Soulie Saturday on My Yatra Diary..., a spiritual exploration of that which is Unseen and a celebration of that Ultimate sacred space we yearn for - within and without - and the riches we carry in our own hearts. Click on the preceding "Soulie Saturday" link to view all posts in the series, or visit the initial overview post that inspired me to start this series here.

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