I've only been out of school for 2 days and usually during breaks between semesters, I take 3-4 days to "veg out" and then accomplish my To-Do list. I could have been much worse now since this break is 10 months long :-)
But I'm not. I am more focused than I have ever been - that I can remember. I know that I 'feel' different at this point in my journey. I feel like I am steadily moving forward, learning what I need to and applying that knowledge to my spiritual practice. Funny thing is - I am not even consciously trying. I think that perhaps I have finally evolved to a new stage of development instead of just experiencing states of enlightenment - fully, and naturally, integrating all the wisdom and energy that I have encountered into my life.
There's a strange kind of natural flow to my life right now. I feel super-charged! And I REFUSE to go backward - back to the previous mode of transportation on my journey - where I glean wisdom, put it to use for a little while and then get spiritually constipated. The 3-steps forward, 2-steps back mode - NEVER AGAIN! I am positive, motivated and I have surrounded myself with the same kind of energy in other people. I am meditating (still learning this one), reading and actively evolving. Everything is falling into place perfectly.
So - today's quote that resonated with me when I read it (although credited to Heraclitus, I've also heard it quoted by Marcus Aerelius as well:
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way." ~ Heraclitus
Onward & Upward....