Longing for the deepest reality is the nature of all life and even of existence itself…. gravity moves everything back to center, back to oneness. Though all creatures have a sense of that, the clarity of understanding is not there. (The clouded glass Kathy referred to in her comment to my previous blog.)
The lack of clarity has caused many rational thinkers to reject religion and spirituality in its entirety… throwing out the baby with the bathwater as they say. But that rejection could be viewed as a demand, a crying out to look deeper than what is now being promoted by spiritual leaders in general. Lack of clarity is not limited to western religion or new age thinking, but also permeates eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. That deepest reality, that all long for, is highly elusive.
Not only the mass mentality but sadly also spiritual figureheads of our time remain woefully deficient. Even those spiritual scholars that ‘know all about it’ very rarely embody it. And those that believe they embody it have merely conformed to an overlay… a candy coating of behavioral modification and philosophical identity. What they think spirituality looks like and what it actually IS are radically different.
That confusion sends humanity running off in countless directions chasing the mirages of their choosing. Yet in spite of all of this, very few are willing to take the time to look deeper. There is far more interest in reinforcing current convictions than there is in seeing beyond them. ‘Most every individual on the planet agrees with me about all of this with only the one exception of their own perspective on spirituality.
To find what you long for, you must be willing to move past what you currently cling to. Humility and wisdom go hand in hand. To live better, you must be willing to look deeper. Your potential is enormous. I do not offer you a philosophy or belief system. I offer you a method to look more and more deeply within yourself. Truth is not a concept or notion.
This is my favorite line!
Most every individual on the planet agrees with me about all of this with only the one exception of their own perspective on spirituality.
It just takes a few right placed words to realize, I just got the rug pulled out from under me. Then I’m left with a reality of How much dirt have I been sweeping under the rug?
Thank You, Bramarshi, another touching Blog
The following comment was sent to our office:
I was thinking that this is related to the Vedic concept of “neti” “neti” – whenever you’re tempted to think it’s “that” its not that, and you look even deeper, and then its not that either, and so on.
However you got where you are, though, you embody _______________ . And it’s even deeper than _______________, etc
You can lead the way because you embody, not just speak some rational truth. That’s what is rare.
Longing, what a word. I keep thinking that I have no longing….what a cosmic joke. I find peace, then I lose it for many reasons, then I find it again. I guess it is the process. Thank you for always reminding me of what I already know but manage to forget!
Well said Judi,
Why do we recognize wisdom when we here it? Because it already dwells within us. Deep inside, everyone already knows everything.