Stop trying to control. Let go of fixed plans and concepts, and the world will govern itself. (Tao Te Ching, 57)
If you cannot escape your reality, make your reality your escape.

The finding of God is a coming to oneself. (Aldous Huxley)

“The spiritual journey does not consist of arriving at a new destination where a person gains what he did not have, or becomes what he is not. It consists in the dissipation of one's own ignorance concerning oneself and life, and the gradual growth of that understanding which begins the spiritual awakening. The finding of God is a coming to oneself.”
- Aldous Huxley

The path isn’t hard, but it is very different—different from the ways of the world, different from religion, different from joining a cause, and different from adhering to a set of rules or a moral code.

True salvation is not to be found in ritual nor in tradition. Happening silently within, it would seem utterly uneventful and unexciting. There is nothing to hold up and nothing to point to. No battles need to be won because no enemy needs to be defeated.

This finding of God might begin with a mere shift in perspective whereby you recognize your identity not as your thoughts; rather, as awareness of your thoughts. Or your salvation might be a change of heart whereby you recognize love as the light of truth and are no longer lost in lovelessness. You can also spiritually awaken by simply establishing an ongoing practice of present-moment awareness; thereby existing in such a way that the ego cannot survive. Yet another portal into enlightenment is a firm commitment to always tell the truth and want only truth. There are probably still more paths to enlightenment. None of them are difficult for you, but they are impossible to the ego.

Whichever the course, the result of awakening is freedom from suffering, an ongoing joy that does not depend upon circumstance, a total absence of fear (even of death), the experience of unconditional love as your ongoing reality, perfect union, acceptance and forgiveness in relationships, and an endless appreciation of beauty all around.

If this is not yet your current state of being, it can be. Nothing need be sacrificed to achieve this ultimate success. When you find yourself, everything you do not want will effortlessly fall away. Millions of us around the world can testify that this state of being is very real, and yours if you but only want it.


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