In medical school, medical students hold the human heart in their hands. In medical school, medical students hold the human liver in their hands. In medical school, medical students do not hold the human mind in their hands.
Depending on where you live, enlightenment just may diagnosed as a mental illness. That should be enough to wake us all up.
One of the things we talked about is that in the field of spirituality, there’s often an undercurrent of “I need to be like that person.” It’s more than an undercurrent, actually. Sometimes it can become a dominant theme.
What does it mean to grow up? Is it about the body getting taller? Getting older? Is it about “acting your age”?
Remember the houses we use to draw when we were kids? We made them in our own image.
It’s worth noting that consciousness itself doesn’t have a problem—easy, hard, real, or otherwise. It is only our interpretations, themselves illumined by consciousness, that confer such difficulties.
Open any book. Leave the words. Read the blanks. You will see every writing conveys the same message.
A conversation about life, birth, and death with Anne Vlahos.