What happens when your real life doesn’t seem to measure up to the happiness you see in the movies?
Monday, September 9th was the start to Ganesha Chaturti which is a celebration of the elephant god Ganesh. As the quote states above, this festival is a reminder of the divine, both form & formless.
“I don’t look for bliss, just contentment.” Alison Krauss
Formless divine is a great reminder that ALL is divine. And if all is divine, than our life is already wonderful. The problem becomes we choose not to see it.
Life will never look like the movies because it is unscripted, raw, and real. Things happen that we don’t expect, our roads shift and turn. And if we expect life to fit into a certain frame, we will inevitably land on disappointment.
Contentment is more important that bliss. Contentment is the knowledge that even though today isn’t perfect, life is still divine.
The only reason we don’t realize that is because our thinking mind is telling us we should blissful 24 hours a day. And let’s get real, that is never going to happen. But we can feel content if we learn to let go of the ‘idealized’ happiness and embrace contentment.
So on the Ganesha Chaturti let us remember that the divine is both in the form & formless. It is within your and I, your life and mine. Open your eyes to the divinity in your life, and find peace in the fact that the imperfection of this life doesn’t change it’s magic.
So stop trying to make your life look a certain way, see it for what it is, accept it for what it is, and live in the divine light that it is.
P.S. You’re divine light too