29 Jan Throwing Caution to the Wind – January 30 2020
You cannot really classify spiritual progress into any category and say logically that you can go from step 1 to step 2, and then to step 3. It’s an abandonment of everything. So, all rules are broken down and one moves towards the goal, throwing everything to the winds.
There are no rules, except that there are no rules.
In spiritual work, there must be a willingness to trust something other than one’s thinking, other than the ideas one has followed until now. There must be a continual decision to throw oneself into the flow of life, the flow of evolution that moves inevitably in the direction of oneness. There can be the choice, always, to love; and in those moments when it feels impossible to love – oneself or another – the insistence to ask how could love in this situation be possible? Who would I have to be to be able to love, even here? What judgments of myself or other would I have to let go in order to allow this to be possible? And am I willing to let go, just this once, just as an experiment?
To practice love is the highest spiritual work we can do with our eyes open.
Today I will throw caution to the winds and choose to love. Someone it is easy to love. Someone it seems impossible to love. And even myself. Even those parts of me I might find unacceptable.