40 Days, 40 Years, 40 Prayers

Day 5

In my personal experience of practicing 40-day meditations, Day 5 is always my most challenging day.  It never fails that I start with total enthusiasm, and then on day 5 I find I sit in meditation but feel irritable and squirmy:  Why am I doing this?  Am I wasting my time?  Why is this practice so challenging?  Why do I feel like it may be easier to chew a mouthful of stones than attempt to refine human consciousness?  Who do I think I am? I’d better be getting something good out of this… 

If curious, dear reader, please find the meaning of the mantra for the Isht Sodhana Mantra Kriya on the site Spirit Voyage Mantrapedia.

Dharti Hai Akash Hai Guru Ram Das Hai means

The Earth is.  The ether is.  Guru Ram Das is. 

God is.  Woman is.  Man is.  Music is.  Yoga is.  The child is.  Grandfather is.  Grandmother is.  This stone is.  This gem is.  This inhale is.  This exhale is.  This challenge is.  This ecstasy is.  This slumber is.  This awakening is.

The Mind is!  The Mind is!  The Mind is!

Today’s prayer:  May my mind find it pleasant and satisfying to serve my soul.  May my devotion to these teachings carry me through these moments of unbearable itching sensation.  May these mantras continue to be chanted, contemplated, and deeply loved so that they may continue to uplift many, many souls.

Sat Nam!

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