A person’s greatest misgiving in life is when they think from the base of an I story. This blocks out one from seeing their own magnificence and consequently the love that is emanated to others.
Every year there are pilgrimages in places that many travel hundreds sometimes thousands of miles to get to, these places are considered sacred by so many people. Why I ask do people do this? To me, if I was on the exact spot of where it’s written Jesus was buried or the Buddha became enlightened, except for the story in my head or maybe a plague to show this, would it really be known that it was the exact spot and what does it really do being there? It’s not as though you will feel something, you may make up a story you feel something, but it’s probably not true. I’m not saying there may not be some form of trace energy in these spots, but the mind will have to be very still to possibly sense it and even then it will probably not be felt.
There is no outer place or trophy that’s going to allow one’s own magnificence to be seen. Billions of dollars won’t do this, material possessions won’t do it, nor will being anywhere except within. The search to look out there is the dangling carrot of society, it’s capitalism at its best. Go here, win this, attain that, and all will be well, but who alive doesn’t truly have what is needed to live? You wouldn’t be alive if you didn’t so anything else is just a story more is needed. Having things or going to places isn’t bad or good in and of itself, attaching to thinking these things are special is where the misgiving is, not in the sense of bad versus good, but only in the association the attachment has to the I story. A person’s greatest misgiving in life is when they think from the base of an I story. This blocks out one from seeing their own magnificence and consequently the love that is emanated to others. So go for the gold, win the trophy, stand on so called sacred ground, just understand attaching a story to any of these doesn’t really change much.