The world today in terms of thought process has never been more polarized. Wokeism, gender biases, racial profiling, income inequality, political extremes, and so many other aspects absolutely crowd out not just media headlines but also people’s minds.
Which side to be on? Which side is correct? What does correct even mean? And to who?
These are questions that may never have the right answers, because presented with sufficient background, narrative and rationale anything and everything can be and is being justified.
From a spiritual point of view though, our time here is limited. And how we live it is paramount, not so much what we do.
And how we live it, depends entirely on our state of mind. That is how spiritual progress itself can be measured. And this is exactly what Sri Ramana Maharishi stated over a century ago:
The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought, are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.
How to implement such profundity? By dropping attachments and desires. One step at a time…