Our emotional state varies throughout the day. One moment, something good happens and we're happy. The
next moment we get some bad news and we begin to feel sad. Later, suddenly, we get a bonus check and we
are smiling again. Then, someone cuts us off on the highway on the way home and we're angry. We are
overjoyed when we get home and see our kids get awards in college.
Thus, if we select any one day of our lives, we will find a variety of moods and emotions playing out.
There are days when we go through long stretches of sadness & pain, losing all our hopes and choose to drown it with self-abuse like alcohol or medications.
How are saints and mystics different from us? Saints realize that the soul is eternal and SPEAK changelessly. Life is a passing show and the soul is an observer. Sometimes we see happy moments and at other times, sad moments. When we identify with the passing illusion or show, we experience ups and downs in life.
There was once a seeker who would meditate in a room for several hours each day. He wished to solve the mystery of life. He would not speak to anyone but would stay in the room, meditating almost all-day.
One day, a dark cloud passed above the building, darkening the room. Once the cloud passed, the room became light again. Suddenly, the seeker came out of the room, went into the street and began dancing and singing with joy. Seeing this, the master asked, "What has made you so happy and full of laughter today?". The seeker said, "I have just figured out the secret to life. All life is Maya or illusion. One day the sky is clear. Then a cloud comes and darkens the sky. Then, the cloud passes and the sky is clear again. Such are the events of our life. All the ups and downs in life always pass away."
This simple realisation brings forth a calm approach to life, revealing the fact that our true Self is the soul. The soul, a mere traveler in the physical world, wears a physical body and is given a physical mind even as we experience Maya and the transitory nature of existence.
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