first published November 14, 2014
There is an ether separating this world from yours; a vast ocean of energy. To access the other side, you must be willing to embark on a great journey, even knowing you will likely be tossed back upon the shore. But if you persevere, eventually you will catch the right current. It will carry you out and give you new perspective. If you are willing to go where it takes you, if you stay awake and aware, you will see Truth in new ways.
Circumstances are not always within your control. As with fishing, you must wait patiently, hoping for the right conditions.
Push aside all self-generated thoughts — certainly all the worry, fear, doubt, sorrow, anger, guilt and recriminations — but also pride and any sense of your personal importance. Let go of the egotistical belief that your feelings, challenges and achievements are uniquely important. This is what is meant by “abandoning the ego.”
Focus on the void; the empty space between your thoughts, like the darkness between galaxies. Concentrate your mind there until it becomes real. Then step into it.
Let whatever comes come. No need to force it. It is whatever it is. Allow yourself to be pulled in and carried along. Dedicate yourself to the practice of quieting the mind; to tune in to what lies beyond. Let go of everything you thought you knew. Accept what you did not believe was possible. Climb to dizzying heights so you may see life from a more objective perspective, then realign your thinking.
Watching the Earth from the moon, it is easy to recognize how small and insignificant you are. The higher up you go, the more distant your view, and the wider your perspective.
Even If you can just get above your personal relationships, you’ve gone a respectable distance.
There is no shortcut.
Shed your skin. Step into the void naked and trusting.
The answers are there.