“Life is a journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.” ~ Pooh, (A.A Milne)
To me, this distinction can be a cause of attraction towards the idea of enlightenment. Seeing my present experience as problematic, the desire to retreat into the infinite can be a solace from the unpredictabilities of life. I am in no way suggesting that one should ignore, or deny, that expansive part within oneself; just be sure it is not at the expense of what J.R.R Tolkien would refer to as an ‘unexpected journey’ in this realm of consciousness.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again