an email I just wrote to a Friend.
Thanks for your beautiful Email. It speaks to a sincere Truth: one that is present, and just 'existing'.
The Journey of a spiritual seeker is definitely not linear, and repeatable. Everyone passes through their own thresholds, their own torments. Their own insights, their own inner revelations. You seem to have found something sincere and true, and it can form the bedrock for other things: much like a seed crystal which can form the basis for a much larger, elaborated structure.
It doesn't seem like much ... but all that one needs is one resonant Truth, and that is the foundation of a life of Sincerity, your own Personal Path that honors the Creator.
Life is still full of thorns: there is the question of professional qualifications, managing one's time in societal activities, interfacing with the hard-edge of economics and finances, being with friends, as well as finding ongoing intellectual/spiritual nourishment. None of these things is a given, and none of them are routine things. It definitely takes application, as well as continually challenging the boundaries of the self, in terms of comfort and expectations.
Even with insights and revelations, the simple grind of life doesn't disappear. It can be 'enchanted', that's for sure, but I don't think there's anyone that I know who finds it 'effortless' and without anxieties. Perhaps that is one of those cultural myths that when we've finally 'made it', we don't even need to think anymore, and can live out our days in blissful autopilot, without personal challenges and catalyst.
Anyway, just riffin' there, and perhaps speaking about my own navigation of this societal experience of ours.
Thank you again for what you shared. I can hear a beautiful music being present; the Notes of great Fidelity.
I'm sure they will ring out loud, for others also to hear.