Sages and gurus have such a boring life. We could not follow the Dalai Lama through his day. He never goes to Wal Mart. He orders nothing from Amazon. Yet he makes on over enlightenment. Enlightenment is not very entertaining. Yet, enlightened people smile a lot. And say very little. It isn't a life style that commends itself to those who are Harry Styles fans, or competes well with the Super Bowl or March Madness. It is a completely different way of life, with emptiness, stillness and silence occupying much of each day. Focusing on the moment at hand, seeing what is called for and doing what needs to be done about it in each situation as it arises does not lend itself to noise, complexity or drama-- and would need to be guided step-by-step through the DMV's driver's license application process if the spiritual adepts ever wanted to drive. It is an amazing blend of worlds, quietude and Tiktok. We cannot expect to be one without some radical mind-shifts going on. And so it is said, "We have to be at the end of our rope before we can change our mind about what is important."
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Absolutely! For me, four of the most dangerous words in the English language are, “Let me entertain you.” Gorgeous dying leaves over flowing water in your photograph capture the spirit of change.
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