So my question to the rainbow shitters is this: how does one "break free" as it is often worded, from the mundane? Now don't misunderstand the question, spiritually, I'm no slouch. I have a lot of experience with mind-set and I'm not asking the question as a novice, I ask because there are some circumstances in which it is difficult to pull oneself out of a slump and I'd be interested in hearing about how people do it. I ask as a person who has pondered the total stagnation of always being calm, always acting "enlightened" or even maintaining indifference. I ask as a person who values all emotions as part of the human experience and necessary to growth. If we ignore emotion or label it as "bad" or "negative" that is yet another choice. One can also choose to feel and properly express these emotions and consider it a part of personal, emotional and spiritual growth. I could go on all day about choices and different approaches to making them but the point is, at the end of the day we are all, to one degree or another, part of this big machine and not all of its functions are a choice.
It's really sweet if you're sitting there trying to come up with an answer, thanks. Truth be told though, there is no ONE answer, just like there is no "one true way." That is why wars are fought over religion and people flock to self-help programs and books, it's why that industry is worth billions of dollars. It's even why spirituality is bought and sold these days. I wonder what would happen if someone found something that worked for them and just shared it. Shared it without trying to sell it or profit from it or bend over backward to get their name emblazoned across the front of it. What would happen if....well, that's just another billions of dollars a year industry, isn't it. The bottom line, as always, is choice. The problem is that wanting to label it and put a price tag on it separates us. Wanting to validate it with shiny bobbles and certificates separates us. Seeking credit or recognition for it separates us. Again, I could go on and on about separation but the point is that a flow of ideas is always good, more choices for resonance are always something to be grateful for.
Perhaps living it rather than constantly seeking validation would be a good start. Who said, "Be the change you want to see in the world?" Do you think that not including their name here would cause them to sue me or get their knickers in a twist because I didn't give them credit? Were you just sitting there thinking, "Duh, everyone knows who said that" wanting validation for knowing? I hear a million well trained spiritualists screaming "ego" right now and seeking kudos for that, when does it stop? I wonder if it would be different if people were spending more time living by the principles they spew rather than just seeking some sort of gain from them. Of course here I am with my blog, I hear folks pointing that out too...fine lines. For me it's all about sharing ideas, possible solutions. For me it's about resonance and connection rather than separation. Fine lines.