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WHAT YOU DO COUNTS

The implications of spirituality are staggering.  If people really took the concept of spirituality seriously, it would transform every aspect of their being.

Through the spiritual, everything in life connects to everything else.  As a result, not only does the spiritual enable our lives to have true meaning, but through the spiritual all of our actions have the potential to be ultimately meaningful.

Since all of reality connects intrinsically with everything else through the spiritual plane, our actions deeply affect the world around us.  In fact, there is nothing that you or I could ever do that does not impact on all of existence!

All of our actions – even the seemingly most inconsequential – impact our neighbors, our city, our country, and the environment.  Every action we take reverberates throughout the universe, because everything shares an intrinsic connection to everything else!  That means that the old adage of “a little smile goes a long way” is true; it also means that a frown reaches equally as far.  What’s more, no person can ever really be alone.  Even a monk in solitude on a mountaintop is busy impacting the universe and being impacted by the actions of others in distant lands and in distant times.

Because our actions have such potential, each one of us has tremendous responsibility.  Spirituality then is not merely a feel good state – a touchy feely experience we would like to have.  Spirituality has REAL implications for the choices we make in our lives.  And those choices have deep implications not just for ourselves, but they impact the world in ways we can hardly even imagine. 

The truly spiritual person thus measures all their actions and even their thoughts (as thoughts when they arise in the mind come into existence and likewise connect to and impact on reality).  A spiritual person considers the outcome of their actions and seeks always to intend positive results.  A spiritual person knows that negative results will eventually only hurt themselves, as they can never be disassociated from their actions and must eventually share in the results – that’s karma, or measure for measure. 

So consider, what you do counts!  It really counts! 

What does that mean to you?

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