arises from desire and craving. Did you ever have the intention to be a more
spiritual person or to serve others? |
Often when we step onto a spiritual path, we go through a period of loss or stripping away of known comfort. This is the Hero’s journey to knowledge. You start with the Dark Night of the Soul and life is turned over forcing you to reevaluate. This is a deep process where you will learn to discriminate between what is truly beneficial and what is just pleasurable. One route will lead you to enlightenment.The other is the Ego’s distraction designed to mire you in selfish action, in the quest for material gain and pleasure.
To find lasting joy, embrace every mood and stage of life. This will purify your heart and fill it with peace, joy and love.