Today is the final day of Diwali, the festival of lights celebrating the Hindu New Year.
It falls on the tail of the darkest new moon with an eclipse to boot which is why I have been inviting myself and others to really take a stand for their own divinity, reflecting on necessary changes and acting with honour.
Honouring the aspect within us that quietly and brightly shines its truth is a necessary and often overstepped practice.
Never mistake an open, beautiful heart’s giving as being weak. To love all is a noble effort but this must be tempered by compassionate wisdom and respectful parameters. Hence our need for a little soft side with holsters approach sometimes (thank you Frida).
What I mean to say is…
Pretend you’re a golden 747 bad ass brand new airplane.
BUT If you just let everyone and anyone in, take them anywhere they want to go, have anything they want to have, you’re going to find yourself covered in stains, with sticky floors, bites eaten out of your cushions because someone brought their poorly trained dog, an empty tank, and your pretty little plane will be in all kinds of disarray.
You’ll not have anything worth flying and the opulence of that generosity will just be gone, gone, gone and folks will just go to the next carrier.
This is why there are security check points, rules of admission and necessary proof of allowance at airports. What are your regulations?
I’ve had an open door policy most of my life, as I fully believe relating through transparency is one of the best platforms to learn, grow, connect and be a better person. This won’t change but how I hold standards to who has certain kinds of access is.
What are the qualities of character you want to embody?
Apply that question to your friends, lovers, work, home…
Respect and boundaries are the guards to your heart. We all are love underneath it all but that doesn’t mean you hang out, make out or loan out to everyone.
Honour your life as your temple and see what action begets admission.
Bhai Bij is TODAY, the final day, which symbolizes the society’s respect for all women. The day gives every man the noble outlook to consider other women as their mother, sister or daughter.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Get it!
With love and respect,