The seeker, in his searching comes to the river. Across the river a yogi is in deep contemplation. The seeker calls out to him “Can you help me get to the other side?” The yogi looks up and says “You are on the other side.”
As long as we believe we will find the answer to our struggle or pain and find happiness on the other side, we will continue to struggle in our search.
There is no actual resolution because it is our thinking that has created the idea that the answer is out there to be found.
The search for the other side is in vain.
When we realize there is nothing to find or fix, a different kind of journey begins.
In the words of Steven Harrison. “Coming to the end of the spiritual search is the end of spirituality and the beginning of spirit-actuality. Spirit-actuality is not an expression of our need for something, or the absence of something. It is the expression of the actuality of spirit, the articulation of what life brings to us,the exploration of unity, in which we are at once a part and the whole. The perspective has changed from the “me” looking for resolution, to a “me” turned inside out and upside down – “we” consciousness peering through the eyes of “me”.
The game has changed.
The point is not to find but to look.
Become an explorer rather than a seeker.
Discover that life is based on something more substantial, grounded and connected than our self identity and little “me”.