This teaching inspires me to renew my focus on my own growth and to find joy in change. Each time I remember and repeat this teaching is a moment of such inspiration for me.
California, United States
The first thought that popped up as I read this sukta
is that our body is renewed from second to second—a new cell, a new memory. Nature also changes—a new bud, a new leaf. I contemplated this question: "How can I become new from the inside out?" The answer that arose was “effort and grace.”
I have been doing my spiritual practices regularly. My new cells are constantly filled with the name of God, new understanding of the teachings, and the peace I feel through meditation. I experience that grace is by my side. I can easefully project these inner understandings outward, through a genuine smile, a helping hand, or just listening to an ailing person.
Johannesburg, South Africa
I experienced Gurumayi’s sukta
as an invitation as well as a blessing for me to explore the inner patterns that might be limiting my outer potential. While I had been holding outer circumstances responsible, Gurumayi’s words felt to me like a shower of her grace and encouraged me to move forward and take responsibility!