Hare Krishna , Pamho.
I had practiced Hare Krishna chanting and regulations for 3 full years,attended yatras,temple services,book distribution,etc,but for past 2 yrs my spiritual standards have been compromised due to increased material desires and lack of spiritual nourishment. My chanting rounds have also decreased,(I used to chant 16 rounds regularly).
It is said , the nature of soul is to take shelter, if we don't take Krishna's and devotees' shelter we will take shelter of our past habits and desires.
I lived a simple life since my childhood and never had any intoxicating habits..
My ultimate hobbies would be to listen music,inspiring movies and most importantly travel. I was always enamoured by scenic natural beauty and spend great deal of time on research/reading articles,blogs,videos,photography of beautiful scenaries and landscape. the idea of backpacking ,landscape photography attracts me very much.
I wish to know if there is there a way to balance one's spritual life with his hobbies or passion. (dovetailing may not work always..)
I know desires are cause of our entanglement in the cycle of birth and death. But can we harmonise KC with our heart's feelings...?
Please let me know if anyone has similar experiences.
Any comments or advises would be greatly appreciated.
An unworthy fallen soul