Any progress in life meets difficulties on the path of
attaining anything. It’s those difficulties that sharpen the mind and resolve,
to evolve and work through them. The more intelligent way is to seek the
scriptures of love and life that are within, using an awareness of life that
also has complementary, positive answers. Thinking and relying on someone
else’s thoughts, especially from an ancient life style, is the easy way
compared to actively meeting the challenges that sharpen the ‘knowing heart and
Each difficulty, if
passed, takes you to the next step of wisdom. Reading, memorizing, chanting,
etc., is merely running in place and going nowhere. Difficulties are
opportunities for growth. Doing is not ‘simulation’. Studying how to play
football will not prepare you for the reality of being on the playing field
with those who’ve learned through hard knocks, and resolve to move beyond them.
life’ is for those with the courage to seek the answers from experience while
listening to the heart and common sense. All great spiritual people have
discovered the intricacies of life and love through joy and pain always seeking
the ultimate answer. The answers in life are through living on the edge with
awareness. Ultimately, no one can transfer the wisdom they achieved through
years of experience, but to point to what worked for them and/or didn’t work.
The nature of all growth is not smooth, nor is spiritual growth. Reach upward
into the unknown and the uncharted, for growth happens there.
All maxims, and
more can be found by you alone. Life is changing, and what worked for someone
long ago may have no bearing on what lies before you. Each step up with
awareness, and the open heart, is all the scriptures needed for anyone. The
easy way is ultimately one of confusion, and doubt that the proselytizers of
religion will use every technique to keep you in their flock and ‘on the hook’.
Have the courage to find your own path and wisdom. Accept yourself as you are,
totally and unconditionally, but don’t linger on the false you while ignoring
the beauty inside of the real you. Don’t reject finding out who you really are!