Beginning and Returning

The end, or perhaps the beginning, of this spiritual path is the Union of Man and Tao. The teachers on this path say that it can’t be taught; that is needs to be experienced from the Tao itself. I believe it is a returning to our original nature; therefore we are all capable of it and once knew how to be it naturally. It seems that the process is a stripping away of what is not us. This can happen at the moment of death, but the adept hopes to experience it before then and enjoy the accompanying level of enlightenment.

What is one supposed to do with this information? The knowledge in this feed has evolved over thousands of years to make it here. So how do we integrate it into modern life?

My advice to the reader is to have fun. Please remember that the process of spirituality is a process of returning. We were born knowing how to live in the present moment. Through learning survival mechanisms, we sometimes hid or forgot our spiritual nature.

When we begin to strip away unproductive layers, aspects of our identity will need to be let go as well. Friends, family, and coworkers may be used to us being one way, but as we change, they may not always understand or want us to change. The pace of change for each individual is different, but I recommend going slowly, methodically, and in a grounded way. Take it easy on yourself and be easy on those around you.

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