If you are reading these daily teachings, congratulations. You must have gone beyond spiritual ignorance; while the vast majority of people on this planet still suffer from this dreadful condition.
Spiritual ignorance means total identification with the constant stream of thinking, always rejecting what is, struggling to get to a “different now” which never arrives. This normal state of stress is only relieved temporarily when they fall below thought, perhaps with the help of substances or during sleep.
But the awakened person has learned how to rise above thought. We know how to access a state of perfect bliss, a feeling of aliveness that others experience only rarely and accidentally. Some must engage in extreme sports to turn off thought. Others might reach true happiness and aliveness only during sex or for a few seconds when observing great beauty.
The successful, or the spiritually awakened, have learned how to enter what Jesus referred to as the Kingdom of Heaven – an inner-state of heightened aliveness, effortless ease, perfect health, safety and peace. We probably aren’t able to stay there all the time, but it is always there – instantly accessible even when sitting in traffic or standing in line at the grocery store.
We who have awakened are called to teach others to free them from the stress, the suffering, and their need for anti-depressants and addictions. The world is filled with suffering. We know the cause and the antidote, which can be taught only through love. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.