The heart is constantly shifting and, try as we might to remain happy and upbeat, it sometimes sinks into terrifying depths. At times like these, when you feel most naked, lost and alone, you stand for all humanity. Everyone at times sees happiness flicker and hopes dashed. Striving to be constantly ‘up,’ especially in the guise of a ‘spiritual’ practice, is not only unrealistic, it also divides you from the wide world of humanity. It blocks your flow of compassion.
But where’s the harm in making yourself feel better? Using religion, beliefs and mysticism to console yourself is just a way to keep the truth at bay; using them to get what you want implies that what you want is what you need.