Monday, May 2, 2011

Four Principles of Spirituality

The wave of positivity that I was riding has a huge big obstacle sitting in the middle of it, though its not enough yet to cause me to wipe out. We still have no word on the project - so I'm frustrated beyond belief.

What do I want to talk about instead, I'm not even sure. I was so focused on us getting an answer today and now I'm just annoyed and angry. I know that any of you who have been following my blog for a while were probably expecting a 'no answer' because that's what it's been every other time.

I feel like every time we don't get an answer that my working life is put on hold. I'm bored beyond belief with very little to do except create action registers filled with all the things we have to do, if we ever get approval. If it's going to be no, why the hell can't they just say so, then I can move on and find something new and exciting to do.

I'm feeling a little maudlin tonight, no answer on the project and now that my characters are all tucked up and finished with I'm at a bit of a loose end. I'm thinking I need to start writing again but I'm not sure what I want to write yet, I also think I need to give myself some breathing space before I dive back into writing.

I'm going to share something with you that Fi had on her blog several days ago (great name, even better principles) if you get a chance pop by and give her some blog love at Calm Blue Ocean. I loved these principles because I think that they can apply for anyone no matter what your religion or beliefs.

So while we've had no answer on the project yet, I will read and absorb these principles and remind myself of a belief that my mum and dad instilled in me as a child and that's 'Everything happens for a reason', even if we can't understand why at the time.

The Four Principles of Spirituality:

The First Principle States: "Whomsoever you encounter is the right one"

This means that no one comes into our life by chance. Everyone who is around us, anyone with whom we interact, represents something, whether to teach us something or to help us improve a current situation.

The Second Principle States: "Whatever happened is the only thing that could have happened"

Nothing, absolutely nothing of that which we experienced could have been any other way. Not even in the least important detail. There is no "If only I had done that differently..., then it would have been different." No. What happened is the only thing that could have taken place and must have taken place for us to learn our lesson in order to move forward. Every single situation in life which we encounter is absolutely perfect, even when it defies our understanding and our ego.

The Third Principle States: "Each moment in which something begins is the right moment"

Everything begins at exactly the right moment, neither earlier nor later. When we are ready for it, for that something new in our life, it is there, ready to begin.

This is the Fourth Principle, the final one: "What is over, is over"

It is that simple. When something in our life ends, it helps our evolution. That is why, enriched by the recent experience, it is better to let go and move on.

Would love to hear your thoughts on the principles of spirituality and thanks Fi for sharing.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr


  1. These are awesome!
    I think even for a person with no sense of the spiritual, they are great principles to work with. What I really like is that they focus us in the now - this second, this moment. Many of us are constantly looking forward or back (is this a modern western phenomena?) and that takes us away from truly experiencing life. All of it.

  2. Thanks so much for linking back to me :) I'm totally chuffed!
    I'm so glad the principles also struck a chord with you - and that they're helping you through this frustrating time.
    Fingers crossed that you hear something soon - whether good or bad, so you can move forward.

  3. Great principles to live by Fi (& Fi)! I read the same ones recently somewhere else & they all make so much sense really. No point dwelling on the past maybes & what ifs, just learn from experience & move on :)


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