"While in our false-sense state of awareness, we tend to focus on material things. We fantasize if we had the right job, a great relationship, and enough money, life would be perfect. Ironically, the fulfillment of that "perfect life" fantasy in reality has nothing to do with the outer world. Fulfillment is found in the contentment and joy we experience when we are living in the true self, irrespective of external conditions."--John-Roger
Many of us use the outer world as a ...rating scale for how we are doing. Our ego construct, our emotions, bounce off what we think as we look out into the world to "measure" good or bad.
I believe ultimately that our journey is Soul Transcendence. To me, to transcend means to rise above. To rise above this illusion and become aware of the truth, the Soul, the unconditional loving and deep peace.
May we meet in that place of Peace and Love that goes beyond all understanding
The Abundant 8 - The Master's Path to Creation
Painting by Thomas Moran