Not much thought about until they become blocked and give us problems, drains are a very necessary part of everyday life. They remove – with very little effort – all that is no longer needed from cleaning, washing and cooking, take our personal waste away to be processed and keep the roads clear of excess surface water.
In our busy world full of noise and activity, bombarded by advertising and information from a myriad of sources, we need that time and space for a little rest and relaxation. We need to let go, to filter out that overload that can lead to stress and even illness. Or to put it another way, to let that excess drain away and only retain that which we actually need.
The further we travel on our spiritual pathways the more we realise that the less we materially need. Our ‘drains’ become larger and larger!