Day 28 of “A 30 Day Journey into Stillness”
If we do not surrender our egoic impulse to “be in control” and “know,” we severely limit our chances for any genuine spiritual progress. This is exacerbated by a general unwillingness to move closer to our discomfort and learn from it. As a result of our shiftiness, we tend to move “laterally” through various “outer-expressions” of spirituality that satisfy the ego’s need to “be spiritual.”
We effectively by-pass” any truly transformative spiritual practice — such as the raw simplicity of an open and God-yearning heart. An authentic encounter of this sort never leaves us feeling “in control” or “knowing.” Rather, it leaves us held within a mystery more beautiful than anything we could imagine, let alone know or control.