Photo Credit: Golden Lotus Spiritual Healing

Unburden and Rejuvenate

Girish Borkar
3 min readFeb 4, 2024


In the noise of modern life, where stress and responsibilities weigh heavily on our shoulders, it becomes imperative to seek solace in spirituality. Unburdening ourselves from the weight of worldly concerns and rejuvenating our spirits is not merely an escape; it is a transformative journey towards inner peace and liberation.

The journey begins with self-awareness, a conscious recognition of the burdens we carry within. Often, we accumulate emotional baggage, regrets from the past, and anxieties about the future, creating a dense fog that obscures the clarity of our inner selves. To unburden is to embark on a process of self-discovery, allowing ourselves to confront and release the burdens that hinder our spiritual growth.

It is akin to peeling away the layers of an onion. As we remove layer upon layer, we ultimately reach the core — where there is nothing but the void — an empty space with no pungency, odour or tears — just pure silence!

In the quietude of self-reflection, we may uncover unresolved emotions that cling to our souls like heavy shackles. It could be the weight of grudges, resentment, or unfulfilled expectations. As we delve deeper into the recesses of our hearts, it is crucial to embrace forgiveness — not only for others but, perhaps more importantly, for ourselves. Forgiveness is the elixir that dissolves the chains that bind us, freeing us from the burden of harbouring negativity and paving the way for healing.

Simultaneously, the practice of gratitude emerges as a powerful tool on the journey of unburdening. Gratitude redirects our focus from what is lacking to what is abundant in our lives. When we acknowledge all the blessings that we get, we begin to lighten the load we carry. Gratitude is the antidote to the poison of discontent, reminding us of the beauty that surrounds us and allowing us to release the unnecessary weight of dissatisfaction.

Unburdening is also about letting go of attachments, understanding that material possessions, relationships, and external validations do not define our essence. By detaching from the transient and embracing the eternal, we create space for spiritual growth and rejuvenation. This detachment does not imply indifference but rather a shift in perspective — recognising that our true essence lies beyond the ephemeral and ever-changing nature of the external world.

As we unburden ourselves, we make room for rejuvenation. This rejuvenation is not a fleeting sense of pleasure or momentary escape; it is the profound replenishment of our spiritual reservoirs. The journey inward becomes a sacred pilgrimage, a quest for the essence of our being.

Meditation, a timeless practice that transcends cultural and religious boundaries, becomes a guiding light on this journey of rejuvenation. Through meditation under the guidance of a realised Master like His Holiness Shivkrupanand Swamiji, we learn to silence the incessant chatter of the mind, creating a space where the soul can breathe. In the stillness, we rediscover our connection to the divine, finding solace in the present moment and rekindling the spark of inner joy.

Nature, with its boundless beauty and inherent wisdom, becomes a nurturing companion on the path of rejuvenation. Spending time in nature allows us to witness the cyclical nature of life — the birth, death, and rebirth that mirrors the cycles of our own existence. In the embrace of nature, we find a sanctuary where the soul can rejuvenate, drawing strength from the earth beneath our feet and the vastness of the sky above.

Ultimately, the journey of unburdening and rejuvenation is a sacred dance between self-discovery and spiritual nourishment. It is a pilgrimage towards inner liberation, where the burdens of the past and the anxieties of the future are surrendered, and the soul is set free. In the unburdening, we discover the profound truth that our essence is untouched by the transient fluctuations of life. Rejuvenated, we emerge as beings of light, radiating love, compassion, and peace into the world.



Girish Borkar

Spirituality ... meditation ... insights ... inner peace ... the journey continues... love and gratitude