Enlightenment for busy adults

Enlightenment for busy adults

If you’re like me, you’d like to overflow with Pure Love for everyone, and know and do what’s best for everyone — so long as it didn’t cost you a nice happy safe home with an attractive mate and healthy offspring, supported by an interesting, fulfilling, and high-paying job with plenty of time for exercise, cooking balanced meals, chatting in coffee shops and wine bars, and otherwise taking it easy and living well.

If you’re like me, you’d like to be wise and good, but you’re really busy and selfish and it is hard to make time and space for spiritual practice.

If you’re like me, you’d like to organize your thinking, feeling, and acting better and better around the Love shining in and through all things that alone knows that and in what way it is True to say, “We are all in this together.” You would like more and more whole-being (ideas, feelings, and Soullight all interacting meaningfully, though of course not literally/1:1-ily/definitively with each other) insight into how things really are, what really matters, and how best to fit oneself into the flow of all things. You would like to feel/think/act more and more aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, compassionate, kind, joyfully-sharing and gratefully-interconnected. You would like to grow in wisdom, but you’re afraid of losing nice things that you want and feel a great need to want, and you find it hard to make time for spiritual practice, and spiritual practice hurts you — it riles up the Hurt, which is always screaming in the pit of your gut, wailing on and swirling out with a shattered-watch-face kind of broken yowling that pulls your shoulders down, tucks your sex and knees up, and generally seeks to roll you into a little ball that grows smaller and smaller until it reaches a singularity and then pops out of existence.

Don’t worry! You’ve come to the right place! With our patented spiritual practice, you can gain supreme enlightenment painlessly and without any particular risk to your pettier desires.

I know! Meditation hurts. It is scary. It is lonely. Let’s put it to one side for a bit. If we feel strong enough for it later, we’ll take it up again. And if you feel strong enough for it now: by all means! But if not, let’s relax on it.

Ditto volunteering your time to help the poor and for other just causes. If such precise commitments to specific kindnesses seem too overwhelming and scary, forget them for the nonce.

For now, let’s just always notice that we each have a conscious space shining through us, and seek to see that conscious space in others. Let’s just look for the Love shining in and through our own conscious space, and let it explodes through everything and everyone, knitting us all together. In our daily lives. When we’re at work and otherwise spinning our wheels. Or when we are talking with friends and family. Or on the subway. Always just as a little game — yes, no pressure!, just a game! — played in the background: The game of feeling joyful love exploding through and ultimately being everything, feeling how that radiation of kind delight is all there really is, and how we are all children of that Light and thus brothers and sisters all.

You can walk down the street, seeking inward for the Pure Love shining through and most essentially being you and outward for that some Lovelight shining in everyone you pass. You can imagine some to get things started: imagine the core of Love as a line of joyful energy radiating through your center and through the center of everyone else: imagine you and people in your life or people who just happen to pass by shining from the centerline out with the joyful glow of a loving kindness so bright and persistent that it turns out to be everything that ever was and ever will be.

That’s all! No pressure! Just a fun game to relax the Hurt’s grasp and share a smile with the people that you meet when you’re moving through the world each day.

Author: BW
Editor: AW
Copyright: AMW

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