Since fear is the foundation of ignorance, I urge you to become aware and knowledgeable of what you are facing. Make a list of the secretive fears you have about love, money, business, marriage, entrepreneurship, etc.
Over 40 years of almost continuous practice: It is hard to really comprehend that amount of time. I do comprehend, though, what a blessing it is to have been part of a profession that has brought richness and meaning to so many days of my life. I am grateful.
In the practice of addressing our art materials for the sake of becoming more clear -- whether that means a deeper understanding of a question or a calling, or simply a time to un-wad the crinkles of a too-busy mind -- we can find illumination.
When you demonstrate willingness to support another person, to support your team or to support your family, you are indispensable. And, many times, it requires stepping beyond our discomfort, resistance and embarrassment.
Whether you think you do or not, you believe in magic. I don't mean the magic of love or romance. I mean stuff that, as far as scientific consensus is concerned, is not possible, and is a little spooky, and would get you burned at the stake if you claimed mastery of in another era.
Week by week I listen to heartbreaking stories of confusion, loss and disillusionment on the spiritual path. Sometimes the stories are of disillusionment with teachers, but just as often the individual is disenchanted, or disappointed, by their own projections onto the spiritual path.