Let’s face it.
Many of us who claim to be spiritual folk aren’t actually content!
Under the veneer of our religious or spiritual masks, we are, deep down, very unhappy people.
No matter how orthodox or wacky our belief system, an inner angst keeps churning away in the pit of our stomachs.
For many of us this is the hidden energy source of our relentless psycho-spiritual work out on our treadmill of choice.
Millions of dollars, words, argument and discussion are spent on getting this little feeling to subside but all to no avail.
In other words we play a restless ego game and we flit from one spirituality to the next trying to find an inner peace and solitude.
Therapists, preachers and gurus love this little gremlin within all of us.
Well, frankly it makes them a living in the metaphysical marketplace of peace serums.
The only thing that gets us off our sleepy trip for meaning and purpose is a great big transpersonal crisis.
For Paul of Taursus it was getting knocked off his Pharisaical donkey. For some of us its a sudden death, an unexpected divorce, a terminal diagnosis or a mental breakdown.
Such events well and truly knock the egotistical stuffing out of us – our brokenness is laid bare before our eyes in a way that ego didn’t previously encourage.
In our darkness Something or someone comes along to touch and heal our pain. The time for religious or spiritual games are past, our masks lying faceless on the desert ground of our crushed psyche-soul.
The ego’s search for God or Ultimate Reality is over; Divine Love has called its bluff and knocked it off its psycho-spiritual treadmill.
So what’s left after the dust of trauma and Divine invasion is over?
Only the contentment that comes from having ego painfully yanked off its inner throne.
After that we don’t need to look for or argue on behalf of anything; our God game days are over.
Silence takes over from our old metaphysical chat-lines.
The one who knows, knows; the one who doesn’t maintains the stressful search in the guise of piety or spiritual hunger.
Life is a lot simpler than we imagine!. Reality is our friend, not an enemy to subdue and overcome. Bump into it and Divine Love isn’t far away.
With our ego surrender comes contentment.
No longer any need to go to our psycho-spiritual gym to sweat away our inner angst.