Following our dharma is the Sacrifice.
Five-Fold-Action——Learn it. God emanates, we project. God maintains and relishes, we obsess. God withdraws and dissolves, we dissociate and destroy. God conceals His true nature from Himself, we delude ourselves. God reveals Himself to Himself, we think we know who we are, we have insight.
Stop looking for your path. You have a path already. Walk it.
Challenges on the outside, such as massive snowstorms, test our internal mettle. These challenges show us where we are internally–or how internal we are. Yoga Sutras 2:18–Objective reality exists for the purpose of experience and liberation.
In our delusion, the Seer appears to be the Seen; then the Seen appears to be the Subject.
Be with your experience. Let whatever comes up come up. And function efficiently and appropriately on the physical plane.
Many believe having everything going “our” way is spiritual. No. Being non-attached to pain and pleasure is where we want to be. As we practice, we may find that we handle the issues in our life appropriately and discover them receding from our every day. To then think we are “done” is an error. We are now free to handle …
“I need a break”. What does that mean, a break from what? Does the small self want a break from the discipline, from the practice, from the prison? Does the small self want to be out playing? What we really need is to break from the small self. Turn in. Go deep within the Heart, beyond the vehicles that obscure …
Our true nature is Love. We twist it so it comes out distorted and shrunken. When we work back to our true nature, our love becomes pure and limitless.
The small self “wants” to be imperfect, separate, and the doer.