Many individuals when experiencing some sort of suffering in their lives or some form of existential emptiness, will either start their “search” and become “seekers of truth,” or go into self absorption, perhaps experiencing the bottom side of their existence through some form of addiction. It is so much what we can DO out there before we go back to the basics: Who am I? What is the purpose of this? What is the point of living if “I” am going to die? Many others are entertained by “achieving” great things in society while oblivious of existential queries. To each according to their consciousness. All is good and necessary.
Nevertheless, for those who look for “truth” in spiritual or religious experiences, it is important to observe that the ways and conditioning of society does not necessarily translate to spirituality which is defined here as “Living Life in harmony and enjoyment.”
The “achiever” wants to “achieve” enlightenment. A seeker wants to get some “tools” out of some philosophy or religion to “become better.” Another person may want to “help others succeed” so his own existential emptiness is covered. All of those ideas are part of society’s conditioning and the DOING of those without BEING are fragmented.
Spirituality is not learned through a power point presentation. There are no definitions needed nor certifications from “studying” with some enlightened being. All of those “terms and conditions” are part of society’s conditioning as well. No one obtains a different consciousness through “study.” That study is good however, in order to get a job or to learn a trade.
While in society; to cultivate the mind, to memorize and to recite things is encouraged; in spirituality is not.
Please do not think that I am not encouraging someone to take an on-line spiritual class, or to go to some spiritual retreat in a far off place to be in silence. NO! By all means there is benefit, as we need to realize things for ourselves.
While in society we can learn things through others; in spirituality or “the art to live Life in harmony,” we need to walk our journey while being fully conscious of it; that is the way to realize things which will enlighten our own path. Society is about DOING, getting info from “experts” so we don’t make “mistakes.” Spirituality is about BEING. Thus, DOING does not translate into BEING. A peaceful person does not learn to be peaceful through a class or by DOING peaceful actions, but through conscious experience of life, then his peace is whole, real.
However; before running, we need to walk and before walking, we need to crawl and before that, we are entertained in a “golden” cage known as a crib, big or small; still a crib, where we have plenty of time to dream about every achievement there is. Everything and everyone has a particular time. Everyone is at different stages. All is good.
Observe the inclusiveness of differences of everything there is . Here, the “small print” or disclosure: To understand through experience what is consciousness, may have a steep price to pay. As it is said in society: “You get what you pay for.”