Spirituality, Yoga

Keeping Spiritual Vows

“When you make a vow or a decision, don’t expect it to go smoothly. If everything goes smoothly, where is the test to prove that you will stick to that vow? You should even be concerned if no tests come. If you vow not to eat sweets, soon someone will offer you the most tempting treat. If you vow to wake up every morning at 4:30 for meditation, suddenly you’ll feel so tired. If you vow to treat your spouse as divine, probably at first he or she will look and act like a god. Then all of a sudden, that same god will turn into something terrible! Don’t waver in your vow, continue to think of him or her as divine. If you pass the test, the situation has become a great instrument for your spiritual growth.”

~Sri Swami Satchidananda

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