WICKHAM CP, FL—Eckhart Tolle once said that you have to want enlightenment as badly as a drowning man wants a breath of air… but at the same time, you can’t try for it.
He presents the spiritual seeker’s motivation (what one takes seriously) as a paradox, but I prefer to look at is as a perspective:
At the Mortal Level, you take Life seriously—because Life is all you’ve got.
At the Soul Level, you take your spiritual development seriously—because you want to return to Her/God farther along than where you started.
At the Radiant Level, you take surrender seriously—because surrender is the only way to join the Light.
At the Emptiness Level, you take attachment seriously—because attachment pulls you out of Emptiness.
From Mystical Oneness, you don’t take any of this seriously—even when caught up in lower levels.
The thing is, no matter where you’re at, you are going to get caught up in the noise. A lower level is going to shout and you’re going to listen.
The trick is to not take the “getting caught up in it” too seriously either.
The spiritual quest is all about the stillness at the center—not the swirling minutia.
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