Posted: 28 Jun 2020 10:26 PM PDT
I have traveled a long way seeking God
but when I finally gave up and turned back
there He [She] was within me!
14th Century Mystic
of the Kashmir Shaivism tradition
For so many mystics it is this way. After intense searching
without “success”, what can be done but give up or collapse?
Yet a special thing happens at that very moment. We drop
our expectations, our hopes, our projections about this
external thing called “God” [Self/Enlightenment]. For the
first time we have truly let go of the story we’ve been telling
ourselves about what “God” is… It is only then that the
scales fall way from our eyes.
We stop straining to look, and finally see.
And we see the Eternal already here, within.
After the current of seeking gives up and sinks back down
into the depths of the Ocean of which it is itself a
modulation, it finds the peace for which it was in search…