Life is like the weather. It’s possible to feel all four seasons, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in a single day. Sometimes it rains or snows, or there are thunderstorms, and then it clears and then becomes overcast, and that’s life.
Regardless of such weather, your soul shines. Believe in that luminance. Believe that you have your bright, shining soul and divinity and move forward. Your everlasting soul and divinity are who you really are. If you don’t believe in yourself, who’s going to believe in you? And if you can’t trust yourself, whom can you trust?
What keeps our soul bright is having a vision that sets our lives ablaze. With such a vision in front of us, every obstacle becomes an illusion or information from our past. Even if we feel tired and weary or have moments when we want to give up, we know that this path is the only path by which we can be recharged.
Knowing we have a soul and divinity is our value and our enlightenment. This enlightenment makes us realize that both living and dying are blessings.
But enlightenment needs to be maintained and managed. Maintaining enlightenment means maintaining our consciousness—keeping it clear and bright. We can maintain it by how we live our lives.
With physical exercise and meditation, we can stay clear in our hearts and minds. We can keep our goal clearly in front of us and clearly see the steps we need to take to get there.
And we can stay bright, always addressing ourselves with a smile. That smile is conveyed with love and brightens our surroundings. It lights a spark of hope. Maintaining enlightenment means putting it into practice, and that is possible only by delivering love. It’s loving and saving people. In that process, our consciousness becomes brighter.
The seasons keep changing, but we need to put in effort in order to change and get bright. If we change the angle of our thoughts and lifestyle, we can learn and grow toward the vision in our hearts.