Recently there was a show by Oprah and her guest: Dr. Deepak Chopra
It seems like Oprah wanted to bring the topic of spirituality to the world. She has been exploring Robinson and went to India with Dr. Chopra.
Dr.Chopra said something very interesting. That he spent a month in an ashram where they meditated from 12 to 4 am. on their own death. That it really wakes you up to the reality: who am I? We are spirit in a body, using this vehicle to express our wants and needs. That our life is temporary and that in a certain amount of years we will not be here anymore. That every day, every minute counts and to LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, as that's all you have. The past is gone, the future is unknown, we only have the present to live life to the fullest. That does not mean out drinking every night, but asking yourself: how can my life have meaning for me and those around me? What is my purpose in life?
If we can live our life from this insight, that I am a soul and so is everyone else, living in our "costume" the body, playing out our role in this drama of life, then we can have compassion for others, having an inner knowing that they are in the same boat.
What is our goal in life? Enlightenment. How do we achieve that? Step by step, by being aware of who you are every minute of the day, knowing that we are here for a short while and then move on. Be soul conscious instead of body conscious. These are a few beginning steps.
Spend some time every morning and night, connecting with that energy that operates your body. Try it out and let me know how you feel.