you have lost yourself my friend
and have left the love of the heart
to be buried
what has called you away from the true source of your being?
is it money?, friendship?, love? or something that is material in nature?
why to take this up on your being?
see, when the mind goes on this kind of searching
it will not find any substance that brings peace and joy
because it searches for something that can never be found
in reality there is nothing ever lost
so to get to this jewel of the non-dual
one is to let go and begin to question
what is holding this unrest, desire and suffering in place
and dig deep down, so that the mind is directed towards
the heart, which is the wellspring of pure life...
if the man is not interested in truly discovering himself
then there is nothing to be done for him
he is lost to the waves like a bobbing thing on the waters
thrown about here and there with no anchor
the practices give the anchor to reign the mind in
and bring it to stillness with efforts..
this can be done anywhere, and at all times...
or one can use the time in dwelling on *me and mine*
so simple really (and arduous at the same time)
yet the wound cannot be cleaned by pampering
and bandaid type of care ...
it needs to be abraded which stings badly at timesbut it will bring healing that is lasting