I don’t get to feel “enlightened” anymore. I’m done chasing out-of-body ecstasies and spiritual transcendence. The whole point of spirituality is not to escape our humanity, but to fall headfirst into it.
I’ve never felt this human. I’ve never been more absorbed in life. We don’t need to “find” our Presence. That is the dream, the illusion of spiritual seeking.
The reality is that we are always Present, always Presence. We were Present before we “knew” it. We were awake before we “awakened.” And nothing has changed. We seek the end of pain as much now as we did “before.”
Awakening becomes just another form of seeking. True spirituality means being fully human. Real transcendence means staying firmly on the ground.