The destiny of the soul happens while the mind is making other plans. You can easily prove this for yourself. Look at your life from the inside out and then from the outside in. The first you can do easily; the second feels impossible. How can one be an observer of oneself from the outside in?
Just play around with it and see what happens. Our default position is from the inside out and yet living our lives from that position has done us no good. We feel left out, conned and confused. If you deny this, that is proof that you are kidding yourself. This world is not what it appears to be. That is why it doesn’t work. In the words of Christ, “My kingdom is not of this world.”
And yet we are here in this planetary kindergarten to learn the lessons our soul needs. And they usually hurt us to the quick. We are helpless against them. But we do our best. I have always tried harder to be better and have never succeeded. “The answer is not Try Harder” will be on my needlepoint pillow. Trying is lying.
Something else is needed. But what?
If you can answer that question, you are giving too quick an answer.
Answers come to us when we are prepared to receive them and not before.
So living with the question is vital.
Life is not for your pleasure but for your ego-death.
Those that have died, raise their hands.
I don’t mean intellectually. I mean with humility and honesty.
I didn’t think so.
I can only aspire to ego-death.
Advaita may point in that direction, but few attain. And attainment of death must be a profound relief. Satsang cannot deliver it, only speak of it. Prayer cannot deliver it. Only create a longing for it. Death and life are both out of our hands. Grace is the only deliverer. After that, who knows anything?