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Even Buddha Had Bad Days

even buddha had bad days

Bad days happen to everyone, even the spiritually enlightened person. Yes, even Buddha had bad days.

Neither a spiritual practice, meditation nor prayer can exempt us from a full-range of emotions.  What they can provide is the awareness and the ability to help us develop our thoughts in such a way that they can manage the emotional scale.

You have not failed if you have a bad day.  Buddha had bad days.  Jesus had bad days.  Muhammad had bad days.  You will not meet a single physically manifested being (whether they are an ascended master or not) that is exempt from contrast and so you will not meet a single physically manifested being who is in alignment twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.  To expect this from anyone is cruelty.

Author and spiritual catalyst, Teal Scott narrates the following video, highlighting how our journey to enlightenment is like becoming a master surfer. Just as surfers learn to respect the ocean’s large waves and strong current, we also learn to release resistance to attaining the “perfect” path to enlightenment and learn to utilize life’s waves to our advantage.

Surfers will spend years perfecting their skill. Likewise, spiritual practice is just that… It is a practice.  It is still a practice for those who are spiritual masters.  Alignment is something that we have to maintain.  It is not a prize that we reach and then we are granted alignment forever no matter what we think or do.  Alignment and enlightenment are not something that is bestowed to us once we prove ourselves worthy.  It is something we constantly maintain.  We choose to come into alignment or not in each moment, just as a surfer has a choice with each approaching wave.

Share this with someone who could use the reminder that it’s ok to have a bad day.  

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ARTWORK ABOVE:  By Nathan Winsor – buy these beautiful prints of surfing Buddha here.