Once the heart is awakened we are never the same again.  We become aware of a reality that is so BRIGHT that everything else dims in comparison.  Not that we walk away from life and go hide in a cave, but from then on there will always be a background radiation of the Divine Presence   Many spiritual persons carry some kind of reminder, such as an amulet or beads, or even a special stone in one’s pocket or purse.  This is a little reminder to stop and reflect upon the great privilege that has been bestowed upon you, and then listen for the sill small voice within.  Don’t avoid the one thing that we should do for the trivial things that are not as necessary, but usually take care of themselves.  Our world is like a giant supermarket full of distractions.  Don’t  be swayed!  Love one another with kindness and tolerance.