Intensity: An Obstacle to Self-Realization

To be self-realized is nothing more, nothing less, than realizing all the power that is smack dab in the center of our beings—of ourselves. And it’s a truckload of power, people…

So let’s dive into yet another way we unwittingly block ourselves from making use of this power. It’s more like a soul climate we’re speaking of here. If we want to be compatible with this universal power, we have to have a state of mind that is totally chill—inner and outer relaxation.

We’re not talking about being immobilized or lacking in energy. This isn’t the kind of relaxation that’s not breathing and responding. Au contraire. This relaxation is rhythmic and effortless, expanding and contracting as though it were breathing. It’s poised and calm, peaceful and yet dynamic. This is not indifference, passivity or laxness. Those are for chumps. This kind of relaxation is not wound up with fear, pride or self-will. Needless to say, this is not a state that many are in the habit of inhabiting.

No, our typical state is more or less to be intense. This, of course, is foreign to—and incompatible with—universal power. Our intensity, pulled taut as a piano wire, has the final effect of making us immobile, paralyzed and passive. This we must learn to work out of our souls.

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