The fifth type of restlessness is rare. It is the restlessness of the soul. When everything feels empty and meaningless, know you are very fortunate. That longing and restlessness is the restlessness of the soul. Do not try to get rid of it.
Embrace it! Welcome it! Usually to get rid of it people do all sorts of things - they change places, jobs or partners, do this, do that. It seems to help for some time, but it does not last.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Stillness for the Restless
Wisdom for sitting with spiritual unrest from the Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (not to be confused with every other Ravi Shankar, including this kid I went to high school with that all the Asian chicks had a crush on, yes Ravi, we did):