Being able to search for truth requires great deal of endurance and being able to tell the truth requires great deal of courage. Seeking and finding truth is like building and having a spiritual home. It is not an isolated existence at all, to the contrary, it is an existence in fullness with depth. It is important how we set our priorities in life. We are emotional creatures and reactive when we hear certain things which may conflict with what we believe or want to believe.
The resistive elements -the ego- within us would try hard to keep us in our comfort zone when our essence is challenged, even if our comfort zones may resemble to hells. We may not be aware of many things that subtly goes on in the backgrounds of our hearts and minds. Cultivating change is an excruciatingly painful process. There is a constant war that is going on between darkness and light inside our beings, until to the point when we can submit ourselves to the voice of the supreme speaker in our hearts.
The greatest threat to the status quo is a contemplative mind, because its very presence calls into questions many of the shared delusions on which a lot of current social and cultural activity is based. Attempting to remove anyone’s delusions is dangerous! Clearly, most people would naturally be frightened of seeing the reflections of truth in themselves. Sometimes, this exile from reality really hurts.
Throughout history, seekers of truth have been outcast. If you are an outcast then you should ask yourself, is it because of truth or your own foolish pride. Some seem to fit nowhere but within place of singular ineptitude.
June 28th, 2012
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