Every year, I go to the doctor and get a checkup. It’s simple; we discuss what I’ve been up to the past year, whether there had been any changes in my life style or normal routine. And I get my blood tested. It’s a good way to evaluate the health of my physical body. If I’m in good health, then I know my daily regimen is adequate; if not, then I know that I need to make some changes.
Similarly, we need to check our spiritual health. We can do this by evaluating how we’re doing with our japa meditation and/or Gauranga breathing. Are we regularly finding time to do these activities daily? Is the quality of our meditation increasing, decreasing, or staying the same? It’s understandable that sometimes work, family life or other personal stresses may take up more of our time now and then. However, japa meditation and Gauranga breathing are important, because they are transcendental activities which bring true happiness to you, the spirit soul, which can make dealing with unforeseen stresses or problems much easier. If you’re like me and find yourself struggling now and then, I have a couple of suggestions that may help get you back on track.