“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.” — 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 (RSV)
I want to thank you, stranger, because you’ll never know what a difference you made to my life.
It’s the eleventh day of the eleventh month. No better time to pause and reflect.
People come to the nondual teaching for two main reasons. There are those with intellectual curiosity, who simply are intrigued to understand nonduality academically. And those who come with a feeling of having reached the end of the road, that every trick and treat has been used, and their basic experience of life is more distress than grace.
What if Awareness knowing only Awareness were not the end, but rather the beginning of a magical exploration?
There is medicine to swallow, mark my words. There’s a red pill. And there’s a blue pill. Choose wisely.
What happened to the simplicity of living it all, feeling it all, playing, learning, crying, laughing, shouting, running, being deeply serious about something of no consequence, creating for no reason beyond the joy of creation, collecting rocks (that hadn’t been mined, cut and polished at great expense), and rolling down grassy hills?
If you’re a hot mess, if you’re just holding on today, I’m with you.
How much more radical a statement can any of us make than “I’m happy”?
A pure nondual teaching has only two things to tell you, however fancy the teacher dresses it up to help get the message across.