It matters not the discipline . . .
It matters not the arena . . .
The entire world functions according to a basic premise:
Let Us Create A Problem So Massive That It Creates A Perfect And Universal Excuse For Avoiding Life.
We say that some people are on a “spiritual” path. And that others are on a different path.
My dear friend, every human being that has ever lived is on the same path.
It is just that he gets distracted by the sign post.
Every human being is on a path toward Living.
It is just that he has created problems for himself in reaching it.
And he has created problems for himself because he has been taught to romanticize the idea of Struggle.
“Without struggle there can be no progress.” Isn’t this the idea that pervades all of humanity?
The greatest struggle, my friend, is to see that there is no problem.
Please read that again.
If you create one designation, then you must create another.
If you create one sign post for one group of people, you have just divided all of humanity. And then you must immediately create a sign post for each of the groups.
Struggles such as poverty and physical pain and ailment are at least understandable. They can be overcome rather easily. But at least they are tangible and visible.
But the drape of “spirituality” is a trap that few come back from.
Because you can’t see “spirituality.” The guru will just tell you to “keep meditating” and one day it will come to you.
And if you tell him that “meditation” is not doing anything, he will tell you it is because you are not doing it correctly.
Or you may listen to sermons about how to treat people or what to say to your spouse or what words to use when speaking to your children.
And when you use those words and they don’t work, you will be told to you didn’t iterate them in the right way.
Or you will be told to chant or sing or dance or wear an amulet to ward off evil spirits.
Or you will be asked to write down five things you’re grateful for and to give 10% of your income to charity or confess your sins or do yoga or chakra healing.
But have you noticed something?
Have you seen the red writing on the wall?
Have you seen the siren blaring in the distance?
The man who truly reaches the heights that humanity aspires to reach Never does any of these things.
This has always been the way.
The person who Becomes breaks the mold.
And the masses rush in to reassemble the broken pieces.
The person who Becomes just somehow inexplicably Becomes.
And the masses rush in to take note of any of his residue so that they may turn it into a list of prescriptions.
The Master Painter, after he is pestered by his students to show him “how” he paints, finally gives in and shows them.
He says, “Look, I do it like This.”
And when they copy his “This” it doesn’t work.
Why doesn’t it work?
Because of something that the world simply doesn’t see, my friend.
You see, when the master painter says “I do This,” he is demonstrating only the crudest summary of a representation of his physical motion.
But the magic is Never, Ever, Ever in the physical motion. If it were, then everyone would become a Picasso in five minutes, simply by copying Picasso’s physical motion.
You see, the master painter may “dumb down” his way of painting so that a fraction of it may be relayed through words. But if you mimic his cliff notes version, can you possibly produce the painting that he produced?
He may show you “how” his hand moves.
But he cannot possibly show you how he paints.
For the painting is not produced by the movement of his hands.
It is produced by a force with which he is not quite familiar.
He knows that he can access it.
He knows the feeling that it produces within him.
But it is not something that he can show you “how” to do.
For the magic is Never in the highlights!
The magic is in that which the eye does not see.
The magic is in the spaces between words.
“Spirituality” is simply the coarse movement of the painter’s hand.
Such things have been invented by man because he will find any and every way to hide his Insincerity.
Such things have been invented by him so that he may camouflage his Unseriousness.
He demands “A painful journey of struggle.” And he will not have it any other way.
He demands “A progress bar or chart,” so that he can give himself the false illusion of progressing.
A ship may sail Through a storm, but it certainly does not create one so that it relishes the struggle of sailing through it.
Unlike man, the ship enjoys smooth sailing.
It doesn’t name and categorize each wave.
It is simply in love with the rhythm with which it glides across it.
And if you were to ask why it does this . . .
It would say, “What else would I do?”