A Spiritual corner at Home
There is something I believe in – ‘If you never want to be concerned in your life, have a spiritual corner in your heart and in your home.’ We spend so much time and energy designing and decorating our rooms and offices. We have beautiful bookcases for our books and photographs. We have spacious closets for our clothes. If our body is tired, we get into bed or take a hot bath. But where is the place for our heart, our mind and our emotions? Where is the place where we can go to be replenished and rejuvenated?
That place should be the spiritual corner. If we live in a large, spacious home, we can dedicate a full room as the prayer room or meditation room or breathing room. However, it does not matter if we don’t have that much space. The quantity of space is not what is relevant; only the quality is.
The spiritual corner ought to be a place loaded with all questions that convey peace to your psyche and heart. If you worship God in any particular form, you can have images of that form. If you do not worship God in form, put things there that connects you to God spiritually like flowers and candles.
Add God statues to your prayer room that will connect you with God.
The spiritual corner should be kept only for spiritual practice – for meditation, japa, puja, introspection, breathing, silence and other such related activities. Over time, you will see that the vibrational energy there will be different from the energy in the rest of the house. The place will be ‘charged’. As soon as you enter the room or sit in that corner, your entire nervous system will undergo not only emotional and psychological changes, but physiological changes as well. The energy will be calm, serene and tender.
Just as the body needs many hours of sleep each day in order to be fresh, healthy and productive, so we also need to give time to our spirit to rest, withdraw and reconnect with the Source. Meditation, silence, prayer – these are ways in which our spirit reconnects with the source and draws energy and inspiration from the infinite, Divine Ocean.
When our mobile phones lose battery charge, what happens? The line becomes full of static. We cannot hear each other properly and we are cut off from each other. The same is true in our lives. When our spiritual batteries run low, our lives become full of static. The connection to our deep self, to that sacred well of peace within gets ‘cut off’ and we wander aimlessly without direction.
This is one time you can retire to your spiritual corner and recharge your batteries. Plug yourself back into the source. Get connected. God never leaves us. It is we who go astray. The moment we reconnect, the connection is there.
The spiritual corner should be the place where we reconnect to the Divine to recharge our batteries. We then hear not only each other but we can also hear the inner, divine voice.