The way Out is In
A year or so ago, I happened to see the Surgeon General of the United States presenting via the international media the statistics on substance abuse. And they were specifically addressing mood altering prescription medications. Did you know that the United States consumes 90% of the world supply of Vicodin. So what does that say about the American Dream?
What are people doing? Are they trying to find that which they intuitively know is supposed to be the experience of life? Are they searching for that blissful consciousness, that joyous experience of life that is their birthright? Are they seeking--outside of themselves in synthetic ways, impermanent ways, transitory ways--the experience of their true nature? Or, are they escaping from the drudgery, the misery, the suffering, the opposite of joyous life? Interesting questions! And, yet, are the answers ever to be found in impermanence?
If you invest your whole life into that which is impermanent, what have you accomplished? What have you grown? Rather, all great sages and all great masters have always said, “Invest in that which is permanent.” Invest in your consciousness. You are here to grow your self-awareness. Actually, the way out is in. For the truth, the essence of our very nature as forms of life, as forms of consciousness, is joyous existence. The high of life is within you. So open your awareness. Turn your gaze upon yourself.
Allow the impermanent to be as it is, but include that which is permanent and simultaneous as the inside of you. So, we are here and it is now. You are now informed and the question always is, once you are informed and awake, who are you choosing to be? Are you choosing to be the blissful consciousness that you are?