If satsang (or satsaunga, depending on how you spell it!) is the key to health and happiness, then how do you go about getting it? I guess the thing I wonder about personally is finding the balance between being there for people who may not be the most uplifting, but who truly need someone to listen, and spending time with those who really uplift me.
One thing I know is that I don’t have much time for the complainers.
It can be easy to sign up for the Complaining Club. All it takes is one negative comment and you can get yourself on quite a roll with it.
“I”m soooooo busy.”
“I can’t stand her either!”
“My mother in law stayed for 3 weeks, you can’t imagine how horrible that was!”
So, I’ve decided to resign. I’m resigning from the Complaining Club (not that I was a full blown gold-star member, but I’ve had my moments) – oh, and I am planning on resigning from the Debate Team too. I have seen that when I resign from the Complaining Club and the Debate Team, I can take some of that time back for myself – to figure out what my real contribution is here right now, to be with my family, to start fun projects.
Today we are painting the kitchen heart chakra green – and then we’ll take a long, rainy walk. The truth is that my husband has encouraged me to resign. I don’t mean to make him sound like a saint, but, I have nothing to complain about 😎 He resigned from the Debate Team and the Complaining Club many years ago and he’s been helping me get up the nerve to burn my membership cards for a while.
So, for me, he’s satsang. But you don’t have to be married to your satsang – although it makes it a lot more convenient. Many friends have asked me if they can mail order husbands from New Zealand and, as a rule, I would strongly encourage this practice. But if you’re not married to your satsang, you can still get it every day. Because the fact is that YOU are your best satsang.
Tvameva Mata cha Pita Tvameva, Tvameva Bandhu cha Sakha Tvameva, Tvameva Vidya Dravinam Tvameva, Tvameva Sarvam Mama Deva Deva.
You are my mother, you are my father, you are my dearest friend and my closest confidant, you are my knowledge, you are my wealth, you are my everything, the sweetest Divinity within.