People are in such a state of emotional disrepair that modern day spirituality has become a crutch of pretty words and hopeful ideas.
“You are love.”
“You are the universe and the universe seeing through you.”
“We’re all just walking each other home.”–Ram Dass
In the short term, it’s nice to read these things. Our general distress and anxiety is temporarily assuaged.
But it comes back.
Because our egos, attachments, and many unhealthy habits have not gone away.
If we are not serious about letting of go of attachments that cause suffering and making lifestyle changes to be healthy, then
these pretty spiritual words are
lies and distractions that
And there are just so many lies.
Mix this in with what gets popular online.
This post will not be popular–not unless a bunch of you aggressively share it and encourage everyone else to share it. Even then, it is unlikely to get popular.
It doesn’t give people the sugar-coated truth that they think will make them happy. It’s not a quick-fix idea that you can implement today.
This post is an acknowledgement of the deep daily distress people are living in and that many are too numb to even acknowledge that that distress exists, despite the very obvious ways they are numbing.
What are ways that people numb?
- Alcohol, drugs, and all kinds of substances
- Parenting (You probably didn’t expect me to say that one, but some people escape through their children.)
- Work (particularly excessive work)
- Exercise and over-working out
- And so much more
Honestly, we can use just about anything to distract and numb ourselves, and that, of course, includes spirituality.
Are you ready to get serious?
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