It’s curious but now that the summer is here I don’t feel such a strong spiritual impulse. Earlier this year I felt more the need to work on myself, I was finding significance in things, I was reading sutra’s and taking in the teachings. I was also making connections with spirituality from my past, prior to finding the Buddhist path.
I’ve noticed it before, that spiritual motivation seems to come and go like waves upon the ocean. At the moment it feels like my cup is empty, there is no energy and also no obstacle to work on. I’ve been having some odd dreams, about diseases of the body and heresy and amnesties, themes that are new to me.
Some things that do hold appeal for me are art and the meditation on death. It’s as if I am searching for something to re-energise me, as if I’ve run down and am looking for a turning down a new path. I’m sure this too will pass and there will be phases of new impulse.
What do you do in the spaces between, when your motivation is low?