“ You meet your destiny on the road you take to avoid it.
~ Carl Jung
Wow, I’m really feeling this quote today, specially as I’m trying to discern the distinction between healthy exit and avoidance -
Week 6 into my change experiment and I’m getting the hang of it. Alternating between “regular” and “clean” on a weekly basis is giving me a lot of information about how my body relates to food, and specially to substances.
It’s still not easy to exercise abstinence on my clean days, but the fact that I’m not giving something up for the rest of my life or even for a period longer than a few days really does help me exercise moderation.
"When someone says ‘I can’t imagine that’ they are usually talking about their onw lack of imagination and not about the unlikelihood of that event actually happening.
We mistakenly thing that because it’s hard to imagine it’s unlikely to happen”
I like a complimentary quote that says it has become easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.
Have you dared to imagine a world that does not exploit people, does not exploit the planet and does not uphold the idea of Western (white) Superiority?
The fact that it’s hard to imagine does not mean it cannot happen.
Remembering (often begrudging) is way easier than stretching our imagination.
Imagination is what we need.
Ten years ago today I was looking for a spiritual space that would allow me to sit with the experience of September 11 and the violence it had unleashed upon the world.
I walked into a meditation center and chanted for the first time.
I had an experience that changed my life forever.
It would take two more years and my life falling apart for me to come to terms with that experience. But it was definitely my awakening moment.
I did not know it at the time but I had met my teacher.
Without asking for it, having no idea what I was in for, I experienced an ancient and esoteric tantric initiation. It was a moment of radical self-recognition, the touch of a flow of Grace that gave me a sense of total oneness and boundless awareness. It was bliss.
The experience unlocked a process that continues to unfold, and it was in that very moment that my truest Self was unlocked.
It has been a wondrous journey. It has included loss and failure, and it has been vibrant with the creative impulse, it comes with a joy and a love that often seem overwhelming.
The best way I can put it is by saying that “I have become alive.”
It is my intention to continue to celebrate this unfolding, and I will forever cherish that glorious evening of September 11, 2004.
I will continue to worship, to honor, to love and to surrender to this flow of grace which I experience as the bliss of the eternal, the bliss of liberation, and the bliss of the play of consciousness.
Om Namah Shivaya!