Sometimes we are attracted to a place, a person, an activity, or something that we hold special perhaps without any particular rational reasons. If you find yourself pulled into such an energy field, please be open to that experience without any preconceived notions. You have to follow your passions for better or worse. If something meaningful appears in your life, embrace it. Chances are there is a GRAND DESIGN behind it.
Who can tell, maybe we regret following a particular fling, or just maybe it turns out to be the best thing that has ever happened to us. But even if we feel completely shattered and disillusioned by it, this wake up call was also likely exactly what we needed at this moment.
Anyone who has been on a self-improvement path knows how hard it is. We constantly battle our self in search of the evasive higher SELF. It is not only hard, but we also tend to beat ourselves up over each and every missed step. Often the desire for self-improvement merely reflects a low opinion we have of ourselves. Deep down we think we are not good enough and that is why we are so eager to improve, whether or not it is actually feasible to do so. So often we end up feeling defeated and ready to throw in the towel after every set-back.
Following our heart or a particular urge is totally different. It doesn't come from the head, it comes from the heart. Conscious and subconscious drives align as we dive in head over heels. We just want to be ourselves regardless of whether we may look stupid or unreasonable in some other people’s eyes.
We are more vulnerable when we follow our passions. There may be multiple occasions when we feel gutted following this path. It is a journey into the unknown. We don’t know why we have to walk on this path and we have no idea where this path is going to lead us to.
We will probably face as much pain and discomfort as we experience ecstasy. That's the DAO's doing. We are in awe when the going is good, and have lots of complains when we feel that we run into walls. However, this dismantling process is also part of the DAO. Only by living on the edge are we vulnerable and open enough to see our inner core.
Once we have started the spiritual journey there is no turning back. We will be digested by a higher FORCE and the self gets transformed in a way that is incomprehensible for anyone who sets out on a conscious journey of "self-improvement". Demolishment of the self is the DAO's PLAN. The DAO is as mysterious as it is effective. In good as well as challenging times, we can only be in awe!
By Christian and Su Zhen