IN THE WORLD, BUT NOT OF IT

Awakening, the holy grail. Awakening, the icing on the cake. Awakening, the carrot at the end of the stick. Awakening, the magic bullet. Awakening, you want it. You seek it. You chase it. You give up caring about anything else in order to get it. Awakening, you hope it takes away your pain. You expect…

Awakening

Awakening is not a lifestyle option. It’s not something that you add to your spiritual shopping basket, yet another commodity to satisfy the acquisitive mind. It’s not something to make you feel good about yourself, to make you feel special or worthy, or to make you feel more spiritual. And it’s not a marker of…

Ordinary Awakening

It’s very ordinary. This awakening. After the joy of grace has been imbibed, it stops being anything other than what is. After the exhilaration of free fall into the verticality of being, it is simply life doing its thing. After the gentle delight when suffering comes to an end, it is neither this nor that…