I have often aspired to the Hippocratic oath, a quote that each doctor must recite upon their initiation into the medical profession: ‘first, do no harm’.
Guidance draws upon the string of our intuition frequently. It can be as simple as the craving for sleep: do we rest our eyes for the chance to recuperate, or will another cup of coffee stoke the furnace for 45 minutes of productivity…
When we align our awareness with the aspiration of Supreme Consciousness, we recognize God not as a separate being, but witness the essential nature our own real Self. Then there is not something to attain. There we may recognize that which already exists.
From one of the oldest documents of the mystical world, The Upanisahds, comes this way of strengthening constant awareness towards Supreme Consciousness.
Asatoma Sat Gamaya
Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityorma Anritam Gamaya
Lead me from the unreal to the real.
Lead me from darkness to light.
Lead me from death to immortality.
On this, a day of giving thanks, let us turn the gaze towards the self. May the choice to nourish the self provide for others. Recognition as one and the same, a blessing of love for all.
Image courtesy of the Griffith Observatory