Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the Finding True Self workshop here in Seattle. Usually I am the trainer for this program, but this time I took the role as a staff and was able to experience some parts of the training as well.
I have been leading this workshop since 2006 – almost every month or every few months. It’s always a beautiful and miraculous process for the attendees, as well as for the staff and trainer too.
Yesterday I got a chance to close my eyes and feel my Soul again speaking to me so loudly. Of course I am living my life for the growth of my Soul, but from time to time I get to really sink in deep and have an experience that is beyond my day to day living.
It was so beautiful. My Soul simply said, “Be with me.” I could feel my deep longing to be connected to my Soul and stay connected always, and how much my Soul wants to be with me too. It’s like having a love affair with myself! At that moment I could not think of anything I wanted more than my Soul or any place I’d rather be more than in the soft, loving cocoon of my pure Soul.
The experience rejuvenated me and filled me with gratitude. I feel so thankful for my path and all of the choices that I have made.
At the end of the day the trainer talked about a Korean term “Jung Sung.” He said this is hard to translate into English but the best way would be if you combined the words Consistency + Humbleness + Never Give Up. I felt so moved by that message. “Jung Sung” – like a sincere devotion to go to the very end for the promise and commitment we make to ourselves.
It’s so easy to break our own promises with ourselves. No one is watching. It is only the silent eye and mind of the cosmos that is watching the promises we make to ourselves -the ones that no one really knows about, or that others don’t even understand or agree with. It takes such strength of character to keep committed to those promises.
As we keep our promises to ourselves, our Souls grow. We need to keep that inner conversation going and we need to stay on track with our promises and commitments to ourselves that we make deep inside.
We need to check ourselves from time to time to see if we have drifted away from ourselves and how far we have gone, then quickly return again.
Let’s not miss the opportunity to encounter the amazing treasure that lives in all of our hearts.
Thank you, my Soul.