When you first embark on your inner journey, you assume it will liberate you of your sorrows and bring you to a state of unending bliss. After all that is the reason you have chosen this path.
Little do you know of the darkness you may have to face, you are totally shocked and thrown off your comfortable seat! Why me, you say, this can’t be happening. I meditated, read the books, did the affirmations, chanting or whatever you thought you were supposed to do.
Well my dear, you woke the sleeping demons. The ones you’ve been collecting for ages and hiding away from your sight, yet inside you for sure.
Face them, embrace them and they will dissolve. It will be quite and peaceful and pretty for a while. And just when you think you’ve got it, getting cozy in your new found enlightenment, there you’re thrown off again. Caught totally off guard by another demon, then another.
Many people give up somewhere at this point. Resign to a fate of action reaction. Helpless at the hands of life.
The brave few, the curious ones once again embrace them, go even deeper into themselves. And find another level of bliss.
How long you say, I don’t know. Till the angels and demons look the same to you? Till you see through the dream? Till you laugh at the perfection of it all?
The journey outwards in the world seems endless, a life time isn’t enough. And I guess it’s the same for inwards, endless and a life time not enough.