Endurance sprouts out of two places, either love or inspiration. Sometimes, when we lack that inspiration to endure, we just have to see the way beautiful planet we are living in endures all the harmful effects of globalisation, yet still continuously provides and shelters. Swamini Supriyananda elaborately reflects on the forbearing nature of the Earth, and how we too, should not let anything bring us down and continue on our journey forever inspired.
We often forget to pause and think about this tiny planet Earth, in which we have created our massive world filled with chaos. If we see the Earth as being patient, waiting for each season to dutifully finish its course until the next one comes. Swamini Supriyananda delves into how each occurrence is what it needs to be, and it is our impatience that makes us think otherwise; we may not see the results immediately and our planet shows us just that.
Water is something we see all around us; when we shower; in nature, and we are even told to drink at least 8 glasses of water everyday. Imagine, if through the day as we have a glass of water, we can get water to inspire us. What an amazing source of inspiration that can indefinitely sustain. Swamini Supriyananda will expand on how we can remind ourselves to purify and be purified through water.
Fire, with its blazing presence, burns and the ideal gas law states that hot air will rise. Contrary to the common destructive property of fire, the gas law shows that we can see fire as a source of upliftment. Swamini Supriyananda reiterates the importance of this internal burn to develop the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our personality.
As children, while growing up we've always had aspirations to be like the famous footballer or that tv chef, and the list goes on. However in this episode, Swamini Supriyananda inspires us to think otherwise, and to aspire to to be like space. Space, may seem rather unusual, but her series begins with her humorously elaborating on how accommodating space is, and how we can adopt this simple practice to lessen our agitations.
As we approach the last talk of the series, the Legend; Swamini Supriyananda finishes on the note of the most important aspect of our being, the heart. We identify ourselves in our day-to-day lives with our career, our viewpoints, our personalities. But underneath it all, is our spiritual heart, in other words, our soul. This soul cannot be described, but due to limitation of language, the word 'infinite' is used. Through her words, she gives us a glimpse into that amazing wonder of the land of infinitude, as the last verse of the Hanuman Chalisa wishes for our hearts to be ever-filled with that divinity.
A shift in mindset can transform our role away from being a victim in a situation towards being a victor. Who's a victor? That person, who does not let any situation bring them down and only take them further. We often feel that we are helplessly caught in the convolution and complications of life, but Swamini Supriyananda gives us 3 steps on how we can actively step away from that mentality of life just 'happening' to us.
Within each one of us, we have this abundance of joy, talent, virtues, power; but we forget it is abundant. We feel compelled to protect ourselves, as there may be some shortage. Meditation is a great tool to draw our attention within, and reconnect with the abundance, relish it and then share - as we will always have enough. Swamini Supriyananda elaborates on the technique of meditation the Hanuman Chalisa suggests.