Sweep Your Heart
On Sunday morning you spoke about the importance of maintaining cleanliness in all parts of Shree Muktananda Ashram. You said we should maintain more than just a façade of cleanliness. As I reflected on this, it made more and more sense to me—why clean only the spaces that people see regularly if the intention behind cleaning goes far beyond superficial impressions?
Just a few hours after you spoke I had the good fortune of being able to fulfill your command directly. I spent the afternoon with two other sevites cleaning up two storage spaces near the Meditation Cave in Anugraha. I scrubbed, swept, mopped, vacuumed, washed walls, and relocated spiders.
In the short span of two hours, the three of us were able to completely transform two rooms from gloomy, stuffy, dust-ridden areas to open, clean, and inviting spaces. The task of cleaning the rooms was neither difficult nor monotonous. It felt like it was a reflection of Baba’s teaching, “Take a broom and sweep your heart.” Gurumayi, you continually teach us to allow our inner greatness and golden qualities to shine out.
Thank you for everything you teach us, Gurumayi.
I love you,
a Siddha Yogi