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Getting Out Of Your Own Way

In the long winding journey on the path of practice, you inevitably come to a place where the best thing to do is get out of your own way. At some point you have to stop engineering your life and allow a force greater than yourself to enter. But how do you get out of your own way? Some people drink whiskey or rave dance all night. Some dive off cliffs or go on shopping sprees. Yogis go to the space between breaths, where the mind loses its grip and the heart suddenly blooms. There you can hover like a dragonfly, weightless in concentration, clear of mind. There you are neither seeking nor finding, neither making progress nor losing ground.

Thinking won’t take you there and by trying to make yourself better, you only get in your own way. Don’t expect to gain anything or get rid of anything. You only have to enter the space between, slip through the gap between worlds and become part of the great unfolding.

When your mind empties, an enormity rushes in like an ebbing tide, filling every nook and cranny of your being. When the flow of the great river of samadhi comes, you need only get out of its way and let it take you.

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