For people who enter the inner world, the world of inquiry, jobs become secondary.
Your job is not about making money, or working with people, or getting respect, or having security. It’s a place for you to judge, inquire, and know yourself.
Everything—every man, woman, and child, every tree, every stone, every hurricane, every war—is about your freedom. Jobs come and go, companies and nations rise and fall, and you’re not dependent on that.
Freedom is what we all want; it’s what we already are. And once you understand, you can be as excellent, as creative as you like in your job, you can give all your energy to it, because there’s no longer any possibility of failure.
You realize that the worst that can happen is a thought.”
I know what it is to enter heaven and not look back, and I know the arrogance of thinking that people need to be saved.
If I can walk into the light, so can you. You can’t help us with your words: “There it is, over there. Follow me.” No. You do it first, then we’ll follow. This savior thing is lethal.
I don’t ever see myself as a “spiritual teacher.” Of course, you can use me by asking me a question. I answer you, you hear what you think I say, and you set yourself free (or not).
I am your projection.
I am, for you, no more and no less than your story of me.”