“I like happiness as much as the next guy, but it’s not happiness that sends one in search of truth. It’s rabid, feverish, clawing madness to stop being a lie, regardless of price, come heaven or hell. This isn’t about higher consciousness or self-discovery or heaven on earth. This is about blood-caked swords and Buddha’s rotting head and self-immolation, and anyone who says otherwise is selling something they don’t have.” – Jed McKenna, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing,
Thanks to vajra krishna for the quote
I read this quote today and it blew me away. It sums up so well my thoughts about authenticity that have been circling my psyche for the last year. What does it mean to be authentic? How can I allow myself to be vulnerable and expose myself warts and all in truth without fear of what anyone (especially those whom I love) might think. Indeed how can I not? Today I realized how much fear I have about being open. Not fear of being hurt, that’s never been a motivator for me but fear of discomfort. I fear being exposed to other people’s disapproval and having to justify my feelings and not knowing whether I can. For the past few years I’ve been helping people face their fears while tucking mine under the carpet. All I can say is I’m working on it. I hope in the next few weeks to share deeper and more interestingly in this blog and start showing not only who I am but how I feel about things and my ever forming beliefs as I circle around truth.
If this is not to your taste, the pretty pictures will still be here. Namaste, G
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Eye Mandala by G A Rosenberg
One Day All This Will Be Yours by G A Rosenberg