Have you ever asked yourself deeply about what you really want? No, really… have you?
Before we get into this topic, I must address a certain understanding I realized many people still don’t see or notice. Many times spiritual people look for “spiritual” items which may or may not be a tangible item in the physical world. These items are exactly the same as others living a fully material experience buying fancy clothing, cars, houses, and outward fame, success, power etc.
Many of my discussions from long ago often pointed to this understanding that spiritual pursuits are merely rebranded to seem spiritual, yet they remain just things like wearing a fancy clothing brand.
By swapping the name or focus of the item doesn’t change the fundamental illusion, and the temporary pleasure of getting that item. Instead of that new white gold bracelet, you buy mala beads, or instead of being a snob in a social club, you’re now a spiritual snob trying to prove you’re more spiritual than the next person.
At this point I’d like to bring you back to the main topic at hand and how this all relates to what you really want. Behind all these things that we chase no matter whether it’s a material item or a spiritual item, we feel that through these items we will finally reach happiness.
Think about it… All the things you’ve told yourself “I want this” or “I want to achieve that” leads you to the same exact place… You’ve been trapped in the illusion of Maya this whole time!
So no matter what name you’ve given your physical or spiritual goal, by saying I’m looking for enlightenment, power, less ego, or success, you’ve set yourself up for failure. In this shadow boxing scenario where you’re looking for that KO punch, your success lies in another plane of existence.
Focus NOW on finding happiness because the hurdles you’ve created by making it some sort of promise that you will be happy when these goals are reached, is the greatest trap you’ve created for yourself.
Go for your goal directly, and not in a round about way. Happiness is not based on all these dependencies, it should always be a direct experience of life. If you’re living life with a goal in mind, your experience of life has been lived with a barrier.
These goals have created a barrier between you and living your life fully! By being distracted by these methods to prove to yourself and others that you are enlightened, or more evolved, it has literally stolen life from you.
So I’m hoping I’ve shown you something that has gotten you closer to knowing what you want and how you’ve been seeking happiness this whole time in the realm of Maya. The rest of your journey must be taken by you.
To reach this state for you specifically would require your own understanding or simple guidance from another seeing past these illusions. I often see what many are doing but if you never admit or reach out for guidance, nobody can help except yourself. Good luck on your journey.