Our Protective Shield
As we look at our lives, we find we are bombarded by feelings of sorrow, sadness, and pain. In his discourse today, Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj addressed this aspect of the human condition, shedding light on a protective shield within us that can help us find a place of calm and peace amidst the sorrows of life.
The pain we experience in life comes when our attention, the outer expression of our soul, is focused on the outer world where turmoil and pain prevail. The joy and happiness that we seek cannot be found in this physical world. They reside, said the spiritual Master, in the inner spiritual worlds.
Saints and mystics come into this world to lead us to the reservoir of peace and calm that we carry within us. To access this reservoir, they exhort us to remember God. We can use the energy of the mind that would otherwise create havoc for us in this outer world and divert it toward God-—the Source of all that is peaceful, calming, and positive. As we remember God and focus our attention at the third eye in meditation, the gateway to the spiritual regions, our soul is uplifted from the physical and embarks on the inner spiritual journey to connect with the love and Light of God. As we go on this journey, we find that every step we take brings with it more calm, more solace, more joy, and more happiness. This happiness, peace, and calm remain with us for long periods of time.
Remembering God through meditation becomes a protective shield in this outer world. Despite the challenges and ups and downs of life, God has given each of us the ability to tap into this shield of protection anytime we need to, helping us navigate the pains and sorrows of life. Remembering God helps us quiet the thoughts that keep us attracted to this outer world and that distract us from our goal.