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In touch with God

india Updated: Oct 12, 2010 00:00 IST
V.N. Chhibber
V.N. Chhibber
Hindustan Times
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To have peace and progress, you may feel the need for support. How about a friendship with Him? It involves divine consciousness, and the accompanying joy of living, the joy of the self within.

Travelling in train, I notice people in the coach with blank faces, then picking up life again as they reach their destination. What sort of living is this? Unless you have an element of God-awareness, you are not jolly and vibrant.

In our relationship with God, we rise consciously towards Him for a while, and then all of a sudden discover matters coming from the subconscious that drag us down. When this happens, we find ourselves needing to get back to business. The going may appear slow, but it is like getting up each time to resume the climb.

In this kinship, you find your inner joy increasing, and outside mundane. The higher you climb up the mount of spiritual attainment, the more you feel a current of happiness running through things you take up. The more we feel God’s company, the more we find Him sharing our station in life. Things we need are there without being asked. Right chances crop up like miracles.

Besides prayer, cultivating a divine rapport involves your attitude towards your work, and your relationships. It is here that descent into valleys often happens owing to your ego stepping in.

Spiritual change begins inside, in the genre of consciousness: instead of body, you are soul-conscious. The outward work you do stands unconditionally dedicated and you are metamorphosed.

The essence of spirituality is simplicity and humility, and absence of ego-motivation. Culture an affinity with God. In your daily doings, have dialogue, feel He is nearby, listening and goading you to action. Have His company. This is called ‘practising the presence of God’.