The master koan

Stairway to heaven

Leading a spiritual life means to get comfortable living paradoxes. So what is a paradox then ? Basically it is a statement of an apparent contradiction that expresses a non-dual truth. Puzzlement is the new clarity and “There is nowhere to go” is the master koan of spirituality.

“There is nowhere to go” is the weary sigh of the spiritual teacher, facing the impossible task of coaxing zealous seekers away from the mirage of spiritual delusions.

“There is nowhere to go” is the anxious defence of the spiritual faintheart when facing the choices of actually living an authentic live.

“There is nowhere to go” is the only direction sign one should ever follow, because there is no “there”, only a “here”.

The doorway to “here” is the Now, but the “Now” is not IT. The Now reveals the path and it leads to IT, which can only be perceived. And there is no point in waiting or seeking or grasping or holding. The only thing that can be done is to wholeheartedly subscribe to that ego-demolition project and start living a congruent and authentic life.

After all, living the awakened life is ceasing to control and commencing to serve.

Anyone can do that, right now. It starts with the firsts step – or the intent. Just say: ‘Life, help me to give up control so I can fully serve you. ‘ That is all you ever need. Say it and see the miracle happening right in yourself. Help is always available and after a while on the path, looking back, we find that the journey unfolded perfectly. Faith is the constant companion . Faith has to be found and groomed. Faith is the guiding light I it all and it is the only piece of equipment we ever need. That and humour. Because I rather laugh than cry about myself.

But thats me.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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