Going Nowhere

You are here now.

I can re-arrange the words to help you better understand what I’m saying.

You are now here—nowhere.

The funny thing about the spiritual path is that advancement is opposite of what most people think of as advancement.

In school, you start out with simple things and by your doctoral candidacy, you’re writing hundreds of pages of analysis in a dissertation and have an extended defense.

On the spiritual path, we are losing ego complexity.

We lose a sense of progress.

We lose our sense of preferences.

And after all this losing, our doctoral defense would simply be:

I Am.

In some of the deepest moments of release, people may even feel only the “Am.”

However, most of us will still live in a body for some time, so we’ll operate from the “I am” to live in this world.

Along with all this, a deep sense of no longer needing spiritual tools beyond watching from awareness is experienced. You are where you are.

For more thoughts on arriving at “nowhere” and living from it, you can check out these resources:

Unobstructed Spiritual Growth and the Loss of the Idea of Progress

The Delightful Experience of Having No Worries

The Path to Nowhere

Losing a Sense of “I” and Individuality

How Do I Make Decisions from No-mind?

The Joy of Not Needing Anyone or Anything

Accepting Your Body’s Mortality and Frailty

Nothing Belongs to You

Melting Invisible Issues and Moving Into Oneness

Nothing to Show for Your Spiritual Work

How to Rebuild Your Life After Awakening

Oneness and Giving Up More of Yourself to the Divine

How to Build Your Sandcastle

Letting Go of Safety

I could also title the above post: What It Means to Embrace Impermanence and Truly Live, but I like the sandcastle metaphor.

Coming Home to the Infinite Within You

Spiritual Masters

The End of Experiences