You feel like you want more from life, right? There has to be more than just working and paying bills and watching tv. Why are we here? What is this all about? Do I want to be self aware?
“Spiritual growth can be painful and difficult. Spiritual growth depends on cultivating a depth of attention or awareness in spite of the condition of your body and mind.
“The source of your attention is consciousness itself, the openness of being. When you begin to awaken, if you are very sensitive you can feel attention come out of a deeper, blissful consciousness and carve a whirl of thoughts, object, feelings, and relationships that you call your life.
“Suddenly you are aware of whatever world reflects your current fears and hopes. You grow spiritually by letting go of your attachment to certain objects, which happens naturally, and then relaxing your attention more deeply into which source, but openness of being. This development of attention from superficial to deep can be practiced in many ways, including prayer, devotional contemplation, meditation, and studying scripture.
“Our culture only supports growth up to a certain stage. We are allowed to liberate our attention from childhood and adolescent concerns, but then we are supposed to be satisfied by occupying our attention with adult concerns of money, family, sex, sports, and affection, with a little bit of do -gooding, artistic appreciation, and religious belief thrown in.
“When we grow beyond these objects of concern, when they no longer interest us -our modern culture offers very little advice.
“Meaning is not to be found in the world, but in the depth of being, which then recasts the world in a new light.
“Your only true choice is to go deeper. Practice feeling through your most physically pleasurable sexual moments, relaxing as the openness of deep being, again and again.
“Meet every moment of unfulfillment as a call to feel through the present objects of attention and relax more fully as the openness of deep being.” By David Deida
When you feel like there must be more to it, follow that. There is more and it is worth paying attention.