Here in the Openhand Team we've been facing a major uphill battle as we've migrated years of data up to a new website engine, which you can see here now. It's been several months of hard graft, and the last month of which, 4am starts 6 days a week. Phew! When we did eventually go live, it was only then that a raft of configuration issues presented themselves, severely restricting the new functionality. And on top of it all, as I took to travels for the North American installment of the 5D Shift tour today, our server crashed! As I was reflecting on it all on the train to the airport, I found myself questioning: Why work so hard? Why always push to the limit?
It caused me to remember the reason I began this all back in 2004....
Nothing happening but self-realisation
When you drop into Enlightenment, it's as if all the lights in the Universe come on at once, and yet, at the same time, you find yourself right back at the place you started. You've come full circle, back to you. You realise that the only thing ever going on, was the opportunity to find this sense of presence - everything in the Universe is geared to revealing this to us.
At that moment, as you fully wake up to yourself,
I believe you realise there's absolutely nothing else going on,
but your self-realisation.
And so there's a massive liberation that comes with it. All the struggles we might have been committed and attached too, fall away. Yet paradoxically, curiously, sublimely, it feels awesomely ordinary. You laugh at yourself at the ridiculousness of life's struggle.
So what follows?
Chop Wood, Carry Water
As they say:
"Before Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.
After Enlightenment, chop wood, carry water!"
At Enlightenment the soul is pretty much fully unleashed. And so it will want to express itself. And usually, what you did prior to full awakening, will still have elements of truth that want to be expressed afterwards. For me, I call on experience within the web industry. And although it was always beset with challenges and stress, nevertheless, it was the perfect medium with which to reach out to people on the spiritual path.
Here's the point to it:
if we're all self-realising and there's nothing else going on, what's the point to anything but helping another self-realise?
This is the conclusion I arrived at. I could witness and feel the suffering of other sentient life, which I knew would steadily fall away, as we each move into presence - into Enlightenment. My heart wanted to help others to be able to drop into that incredible space of harmony. Pretty much instantly, it became a burning passion.
And so as I reflect on life's challenges and the stresses of new media technology (just as you might the challenges of your life) if I ever find myself asking... "what's the point?", it never seems to take too long to come back to this original feeling, this original commitment.
These days, it actually hurts when the website goes down for any length of time, because I know, that at any one moment, a word, an expression, or a heart-felt sharing, might be all it takes to help someone out of the darkness and into the light. I feel it. It matters. So in this world of challenges, and the darkness that so often consumes people, I ask... "Who cares if one more light goes out?" The answer... I do!
And I'm sure you do too...
In loving support
(Publishers - please publish with links intact and the Openhand brief biog. Thankyou <3)
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