memo to exhausted spiritual practitioners

 

This Unlit Light - Letting go, resting in Presence

 

Here’s a little heresy for the Sabbath:  Nothing you can ever do, even if you do it a hundred thousand times in the most sacred spot on Earth, can bring you closer to the brilliant Light of Being that you are.

That you are!  Already.

Practice.  Path.  Method.  Journey.  Quest.  (Usually preceded by ‘my’ and ‘spiritual’.)  All are equally guaranteed to propel you away from what you seek.

Krishnamurti used to say, “Truth is a pathless land.”  We loved his “pathless path” the way Zenners love their “gateless gate”.  But both these cultified terms still leave one with the notion of a ‘way’ and a destination, even though they strive for the very opposite.

Nowadays we hear a great deal about the “direct path” to awakening or enlightenment, but I reject this term too, on the same grounds.  Truth is indeed a pathless land – but for some reason we find it impossible to accept that this land cannot be reached by paths or practices.  We are time and motion junkies.  Until exhaustion sets in.

So here’s my memo:

Please just rest.

Rest with this, right here, now.

Relax and enjoy the View

for the View is you,

naked and sacred

immanence.

 


2 thoughts on “memo to exhausted spiritual practitioners

  1. I love this! Wonderful reminder to *just rest* – to just be in the space of Stillness – YES! Lately I’ve been so entwined in the mind that I have forgotten to rest and be still. Reading your wonderful post today was just what I needed.

    Thank you for this offering! Christine

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