Motivation

Lake Pleasant Regional Park, AZ

The “quietness” of motivation has got to be the weirdest part of waking up. I know I’ve said this before, but what motivates you when there is no you?

Oddly enough, Life mysteriously seems to be guiding me. People who I thought, for financial reasons, would be a good fit to work with have suddenly dropped off the radar, and people who I didn’t even know very well have recently popped up providing me with ideas and motivation to start holding “talks.” (Chandi Devi and Cristina Whitehawk)

I know this “Divine Guidance” (or Super-Synchronicity) is perfectly natural for this level of being–indeed one of my favorite sayings from Fading Toward Enlightenment is “the less there is of me, the more there is of Her.” The world seems to “line up” for you when there is no you. For example, Eckhart Tolle, just prior to The Power of Now‘s publication and just as he was really needing money, won a thousand dollars on a scratch-off lottery ticket.

As often as this “hand” has come down to guide me over the last few weeks, I still find it quite disconcerting. It’s a new land I find myself in and the subtleties of its language are sometimes quite difficult for me to grasp.

Drifting South

Two Horses and a Tree

Drifting south. When the personal self drops, so does a lot of motivation. They don’t tell you about this in Enlightenment School.

What motivates you when there is no you?

It’s a bit disconcerting, but I know some (higher? natural? primal? spiritual?) motivation will come along to fill in the hole that was left behind when the ego fled. How can it not?