I wonder about that place at the end of all our striving


“I wonder about that place at the end of all our striving…

that place where the insatiable need to figure it out is silenced,
that place where the need to be “right” is extinguished,
that place where the impulse to attain a magic formula dissolves,
that place where the drive to be somewhere else or be someone else is quieted,
that place where the urge to become dependent upon the latest guru or teacher is eradicated,
that place where you no longer feel the need to perpetuate the persona of being a spiritual, awakened or enlightened person,
that place where there are no advanced spiritual concepts or practices to master or attain,
that place where you realize that what you have been looking for, you have; the person you most hoped to be, you are; and what your heart most desires, you have.

And maybe what you notice some time later is that your seeking has ended, and your suffering has too.”

– Jim Palmer, Notes from (Over) The Edge 

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  1. Chuck Koehler says:

    I know that place and it is a beautiful place to be. It’s spelled out in the beginning, in the garden and when I can remember that I’m fine. ( Don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil). But I forget and the next thing I know I’m judging everything as religion has taught me and I’m all screwed up again.

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