What if you could reconcile yourself to the thought that you are not missing out on anything? What if not-ness does not exist even as you lack a roof over your head? Even if you failed in geometry class? Even if you were let go from your job? Even though your wife left you? Even if you are bereft and never have had the feeling or the idea that you even once had all you wanted?
Feeling lofty is not the same as what is called Ascension. Enlightenment isn’t always the Great Occasion you thought it would be. All these Natural and Marvelous Fruits of Life on Earth are not always what you thought they were to be like. There is reaching Great Heights, and there is knowing you are at the Great Heights. Your thoughts may lag behind according to your perception of Life.
There is such a hullabaloo about the fiction of death on Earth even as part of you is aware that death isn’t actually the big deal everyone seems to think it is. You may not even love Life on Earth that much, yet you are deeply attached to your Life on Earth, as though it were meant to mean everything to you. Life on Earth is a phase. A phase means temporal. What in the world is not temporal on Earth?
A tulip bulb that lives under the soil is doing well. It flourishes. Soon enough it pushes through the soil to announce Spring to the world. A tulip bulb is alive whatever phase it is in. And so are you.
You are alive even before you are seen. You are alive in the Sun or in the shade. There is an essence of you that is you regardless of whether you are a baby or in your nineties. What is considered young or old in the world varies. Young and old are opinions. Alive or not alive are your assembled thoughts.