What is the point?

One of the questions I have asked often over the years is, what would be the point? 

What would be the point of living if we didn’t fulfill the desires of our senses? Often our senses feel like our friends, especially when we are enjoying something through them. They are such good friends that they will even help us cope, or maybe it is numb. 

Question, are we using our senses to experience this world? Or are we being driven by our senses? Maybe even their habits?

The drive

I have always loved watching action shows and crime dramas. But last winter we went on a Hallmark movie bender, when we went back to our normal shows, we noticed our sleep was poor and our dreams were less than awesome. We also noticed we were more anxious and reactive. 

The same goes for music, how does it make you feel? 

As a foodie I have definitely given license to my senses. Going against my senses is a lot of work and it is easy to slip into old habits on a daily basis. 

Are we being manipulated?

The journey to eliminating the ego is not a day trip. It’s not even a year long trip. It is life long. There is, however, a map to help us reach the destination. Overcoming our senses is the first. It’s not that we don’t enjoy life, it is that we are not controlled by them. Only once we conquer their pull does controlling the mind get easier, as we can be manipulated by our mind through our senses. 

We can have the map and instructions, but we still must do the travelling ourselves. This is the point of a spiritual teacher or coach, to remind you there is a goal, a purpose to life and that each of us is capable, and worthy of the journey.

As I travel this road the one thing I have realized is it isn’t as lonely as my mind told me it was. My relationships are stronger and richer than they ever were before. Yes, there has been change. But it has been worth it.

My wish today is to continue to awaken to my purpose. To live in a way that has a positive impact on those around me. 

What is your wish for yourself?

Brightest of blessings,

Dawn xo

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