My friend Charles Sides has a nice entry in his blog this morning that probably applies to lots more people than one would commonly think. It begins like this:
A year ago yesterday I moved into the lake house with a goal to experience unitive consciousness. I viewed this as an escape from earthly existence. As I wrote in a previous entry I wasn’t interested in the old cliché, “chop wood, carry water, enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” My version was “chop wood, carry water, out of here.”
Looking for an exit I’ve read and studied many of the paths: Buddhism, Hinduism, Kabbalah, Sufism, the Fourth Way, the Course in Miracles, Edgar Cayce…you name it and I’ve probably read something about it. But, nothing worked; I’m still here.
To read the rest, http://charlessides.wordpress.com/