Words and ideas are tools tell help us express ourselves on the spiritual path. They should not be our masters and constrict our ability to understand life or ourselves. The spiritual path shows us that words and ideas simply point to things. They are not the things that they point to. I can write about “oneness,” but that word is not the totality of oneness. It is an idea.
Too often people get stuck hanging onto ideas or searching for the best ones. This is particularly problematic on the spiritual path. Many religions and spiritual traditions tell people what to believe and what to do. In truth, this is what most people want. But if you’re reading this today, I assume that you want a greater level of inner freedom and do not want to be tethered to the ideas of others. To do that means that you have to untie yourself from your own ideas.
Because ideas and beliefs will not keep you safe. They very easily become obstacles to embracing the truth since people want to believe in stories and fantasies and can actively deny the truth. Fortunately, the truth requires you to believe nothing at all. Embracing the truth simply means allowing yourself and all of life to be as it is.