EP293: I am obsessed with awakening and…I need to get a job! A question from a listener

A listener wrote in with some amazing questions. She shared her yearning to be at peace and the way she’s taking in so much content in the hopes of having some sort of enlightenment experience that takes the suffering away. I discuss the innocent folly in this way of thinking.

She shares that desperately needs a job but how she can’t seem to take action. It seems to look like an either/or to her–find a job or practice compassion toward herself and see that she is okay in any circumstance. Of course, there is no either/or here, really.

She shares some super common, relatable magical thinking about how she thought the spiritual search would go. I discuss how there is no bypassing. Full immersion into what’s here is “the way”, so to speak. It’s a more immediate way than beliefs about everything being magically taken care of if she studies the right guru or has the right insight. 

I love what is uncovered from her honest questions. 


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We’ll examine how Me-And-My-Life is a point of view we’re conditioned into; a point of view that posits there is a “me”, separate from life, “having a life”.  

There are many fascinating aspects of this perspective that we’ll explore–such as evidence for a separate me, choice and doership, other people, and fully immersing in the senses as a way to explore the Me-And-My-Life point of view. 

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