Stop chasing shadows

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” 

– Walt Whitman

We lurch from crises to crises, stressed to the hilt. (So much to do. So little time to do it.)

And yet, at some stage, we wake up, and see things are they really are; but, often, it’s too late.

Part of the problem is that we’ve convinced ourselves of the life we should be living, rather than living the one that’s right in front of us.

In case you hadn’t noticed, life isn’t the play going on in your mind.

It’s the space for everything to drop away, and allowing things to be.


No more so than a life where you never feel in charge.

Of course, you have to eat, pay the bills and support yourself (and your family) but it’s not as if you’re going to sit still.

We are conditioned to believe that we have to become something – an entrepreneur, a careerist or professional.

How about… yourself?

I see so many people who are suffocated by the daily grind. They live not just for the weekend, but another life (somewhere out there).


Allow yourself a moment of solitude.

Ask yourself, who am I?

Keep asking that question.

If you need help, read the work of Sri Ramana. But, better still, allow things to be.

Right now this message seems so far out there as to be on the verge of madness. But, trust me, as someone who has spent my entire life looking for the ‘secret sauce’, I can tell you that it doesn’t exist.

It’s right beneath your feet.

Find out who you are not by reference to a bushel of books, skills or seminars.

Taste your own presence.

It won’t be easy but if you can, even for a second, see the Self then the idea of chasing yet another shadow will become a distant memory.

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