It is a choice we have to make on what is best for my family and my own growth as a woman in bhakti? Is the family dependent upon my working?
Does my income make ends meet? Or does it help us with our comforts and luxuries? Do I really need what I think I need? Do I need a mansion or can I live in a small condo? Is a high end car really needed or can we do with a lower end one? Do I remodel or buy new things for my home very frequently or can I cut this habit down? In short will scaling my lifestyle down a bit help me survive with less or reduce the number of years I need to work? Am I working to get my sense of self worth
or can I make attempt to get my sense of worth in being a servant of Lord Krishna? I may waste away if I am at home.
Some women fear in this way as they are not completely sure of the joy and satisfaction that comes in living a life of servitude. It is more engaging than a working life.
It is important to ponder on the questions mentioned above. Immature renunciation of our “needs” can lead to problems . At the same time we cannot use “Gradual” “Do it slowly” ” Do what you can” as a license to continue things that may not be healthy for our Bhakti. Our decisions in life need to be guided
. With self honesty we can discuss this with our spiritual guides
. Also sometimes what maybe lacking is faith
and for that we need to cultivate a strong Daily Bhakti Practice
. The human form of life is precious and within this lifetime we must come to the realization that I am spirit soul, part and parcel of Lord Krishna. By so knowing we act within that relationship and help ourselves and our loved ones to achieve the goal of eternal servitude in Bhakti.