The stronger and more ingrained the attachment, the less capable we become of discerning right and wrong.
We have to go over our experience again and again and try to ascertain the facts. Because the facts matter. If we only take a few puzzle pieces and fill in the gaps with things that suit our shrunken self’s narrative, we will only do injury, to ourselves and maybe to others.
If we just try to do things in our idea of “the right way”, assuming instead of asking, we lose our humanity.
Loving, and being willing to lose for the sake of Love, is not the same thing as throwing yourself under the bus.
The conflict between the gunas and the vrittis is manifest in our refusal to call our experiences what they truly are.
The appropriate experience to be having is the one you’re actually having. So have it, be with it, honestly.
The delusion that spiritual practice will lead to more and more pleasurable or “good” experiences and fewer painful or “bad” experiences misses the point completely. The point is Love and non attachment in the midst of whatever happens.
In order to be truly safe, we must be willing to feel what we truly feel and call that feeling what it truly is.
Seeking to re-create your system’s idea of “home” will keep you from being able to go Home to Love.
Don’t look up, into your head, to find out what you’re feeling. The only thing there is ideation. Look in toward the Heart.