walkingThe Absolute is infinite, unbounded, and eternal.  Through meditation you rest into that level every day.  “Coming back” into relativity can feel quite confining. In relativity there are laws of nature to respect.  There are limitations, rules, and regulations.  However, by going back and forth between meditation and activity, over time, unboundedness and boundedness become seamlessly integrated.  Unboundedness flows through relativity.

The inclination may be to feel negative toward the world and other people.  You do not want to have to ‘paint within the lines’ or conform to policies or regulations. These can be experienced as that which is in your way – imposing limitation upon your otherwise exquisite life.

If allowed to do so, relativity is avoided to the point that rarification takes over.  You may feel like you are right, above all else, and nearly enlightened.  But enlightenment means integration.  I have seen people who have gone that route.  It is not a pretty sight.  They are clearly disconnected from the world and reality. Their head is in the clouds.

The more you meditate, the more you need to engage in activity to integrate it.  That is why we structure activity into the ashram program.  You cannot meditate your way to enlightenment.  You need to integrate existence within you.  I do understand that there is a common tendency to sit around and rarify between meditations.  But to go that direction would be most unwise.

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