When we find ourselves looking into the abyss, we struggle to reverse course because our path there was unconscious. Spiritual practices help us to “wake up”, observe our false-selves and discern the next right step.
A whole industry goes to work every day, trying to get you and me to want stuff. Not stuff our souls need. Not stuff that takes us toward the lives we really want… Just stuff. And we suffer the consequences.
Our consumerist culture has perverted our instincts toward relationships. When we approach relationships from a transactional posture, only concerned about what we’ll get, what we get is anxiety and depression.
Endlessly chasing after stuff — thinking it will meet a need or fill a void. Nope. It’s an exercise in futility — trying to meet higher level needs with lower level tools. Better — chase awakening to the deep reality that we belong, we fit.