The First Step Towards Waking Up
Words by Kokayi Nosakhere, Lead Coordinator
Since “pursuing happiness,” by trying to consume the planet Earth is unfulfilling to the masses of Americans, a precious few are trying a different method. They recognize that the mental stress they feel is not eased by passively consuming reality TV or cable programming. Something more potent is needed to grant them the “peace” they desire.
That something more is not “spirituality.” Not the way that it is framed inside the dead American Dream.
“Spirituality” comes off as something else humans can consume. Intellectual acceptance is “billed” as “proof” of the inner process called “growth.” Memorize a few concepts and bingo, you can have the “peace” enjoyed by the exalted prophets.
Too bad it doesn’t work that way. Each human being has to do his or her own work to achieve the “peace” that they want. No short cuts are permitted. The Universe doesn’t work that way.
Yes, we said: the Universe. Saying the Universe is much better than saying “God.” The word “God” is used so often that it no longer has any meaning. People “click” onto a per-programmed channel that runs inside their heads automatically when the word “God” is used. Saying “the Universe” gets people thinking outside the box.
That is the purpose of the pain. It leads to restlessness. As the stress increases, the person wants relief. Various methods are utilized until a desire to break free from mainstream thought matures. Ancient thought postulates that when the student is ready, the teacher will come. If you are reading this blog, it means you are a student. This blog is acting like a teacher.
The method will not work if you are resistant. The pain must be acute. Very acute. So acute that you are choosing to go beyond the “ordinary.” The fact that someone else is not going to join you doesn’t matter.
Yes, you must be in that much pain. So much pain that being “hated” by those who are blind, deaf and dumb doesn’t hurt. Because, for the precious few who have chosen to break free, that is exactly what is happening.
Yet, they choose to stand alone. This is the first step. No one can validate for you except you. Only you know if you are ready.
Next: Look Into The Mirror