“Sometimes the best way to learn a lesson isn’t just hearing the words, but putting it into practice by experimenting with it and finding its truth for yourself instead of taking someone else’s word for it.”
― A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar
Today was simple and quiet. I went to the grocery store. The guy who took my groceries to the car aspires to be on Broadway and he has the goods. I always tell him that. Since I hadn’t seen him in a while, we talked about how his plans were coming along. “They like me at The Alliance Theater,” he told me.
My reply was “I know I’m not the only one who believes you have star quality.” And just then a heavy-set woman raced up to him to say hello. Confirmation of what I just said was given. She, too, believes in him. The three of us talked for a few minutes. Then I was off to get home and put my groceries away.
After lunch I went to Tuesday Morning to look through their Christmas goodies. As I checked out, the young girl behind the counter called me “My love.” Everyone is good and kind when we allow them to be. This store in the chain is run-down and in need of repair. But the employees are so spirited and helpful that you could be at Saks.
The point I am trying to make is that enlightenment as a concept sucks. It is old, stale and unavailable in the format you find online. Forget the words and go for the music.
Humanity, while not aware of it, is in need of simple presence and awareness. They are not in need of more self-appointed gurus, seminars or the accompanying byproducts of the just-enlightened. (People apparently get enlightened online every day, thanks to Skype and PayPal.) This is very handy for the people who dreamed up the idea, but not at all for the dupes/dopes they draw into their net.
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