7/31/2014 – Daily Dose of Inspiration

Daily Dose of Inspiration

“What is a depression? It’s part of a wave. A wave is one-half depression and one-half crest. If you want to cause a wave on a tranquil sheet of water, just throw something in. When something falls in, it creates a depression first. Adjoining the depression, a crest of water is formed. The crest is your effort to fulfill the depression. The cause of depression is a desire, or a want, that has fallen into your mind.”

~ Sri Swami Satchidananda, Beyond Words

Life is always cyclical. There is always the ups and downs of the waves, the ebbs and flows of the tides. But, like he says, the trough is only one-half of the wave and the other half, the crest, adjoins it. This is something you can trust, my friend. And remember, the depth of the trough indicates the height of the crest. It’s one-half, right?

So acknowledge, my friend, that depression is normal, desire is normal. It’s a natural part of the cycles of life. But there’s no sense in getting stuck in it. Why not prepare to ride the wave that’s sure to follow instead?

Just be sure to anticipate a good one. Might it be the fulfillment of your desire?