Gurumayi's powerful words, “Demonstrate Normalcy, Decency, Courtesy," made me look at myself in the mirror and ask whether I was demonstrating these virtues. I realized that occasionally, during a disagreement, I was not.
Contemplating her words, I have shifted my attitude and now, instead of reacting I let go, and become normal, decent, and courteous. Wow! What relief and lightness I feel within myself! And my attitude often inspires others to shift into demonstrating the same virtues.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this priceless Divya Sukta.
This teaching steadies my whole being. I feel my mind settling, and the tension melting from my body. Right now, as I hold this teaching in my awareness, my face softens and my shoulders relax, and I find myself sighing deeply with a feeling of well-being and appreciation.
Saying these words—normalcy, decency, courtesy
—over to myself feels so nurturing and grounding. I am very drawn to these qualities and I have resolved to dedicate my day to demonstrating them.
Thank you so much for this teaching, Gurumayi.
My soul is drinking these Divya Sukta
postings like clear cool water in a desert. It is my prayer that I may be able to imbibe them completely.
Thank you, Gurumayi, for this support.
The word normalcy
stood out for me. Wondering exactly what it meant, I looked it up in the dictionary and found this definition: "the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected."
After reflecting on how I would "demonstrate normalcy" in my daily life, I came up with these two ways: to continue in my usual rhythms and routines of spiritual practice and daily life which are beneficial and nurturing to myself and my family; and to continue to practice Gurumayi's Message for this year.
As I "demonstrate normalcy" in these ways, I experience that I am grounding myself in the Self. As I make the effort to continue with my normal routines, I am living out the experience that right here, right now, everything is all right. That important recognition can serve as a source of support to myself and those around me.