“You know, in Jamaica, when we make dreadlocks in our hair, we keep twisting and twisting, but in the beginning they simply do not stay.
For a while nothing seems to be happening but you must just keep twisting and putting some beeswax in it. Then one day you wake up and it has all come together by itself, and you say, ‘Wow, it just did it by itself.’ Afterwards, the whole process just continues naturally.
Self-inquiry is a bit like this.”
~ Mooji *
I love this analogy from Mooji.
Whether we want to bring about change, or intend to evolve as human beings, the answer lies in commitment and consistent practice. Only then will will reach the feeling of natural ease.
Spiritual self inquiry requires this, along with courage and an open heart to uncover who we truly are.
*Mooji (2015-12-03). White Fire: Spiritual insights and teachings of advaita zen master Mooji (Kindle Locations 1464-1467). Mooji Media Publications. Kindle Edition.