Spiritual growing pains

Two years ago yesterday, I made the acquaintance of a blogger who became one of my dearest correspondents. The post itself is nice reminder of where I’ve been on this journey of mine.

The Sprightly Writer

Growing is hard.

Expectations lead to disappointment, which creates unnecessary pain.

I’m on a spiritual journey – an adventure of the soul.  It’s not always pretty or optimistic, but it’s mine.

I want to shed all expectations, give up immediate desires and attachments, stop dwelling in the past, stop dreaming of the future and increase acceptance and peace.

A person who lives moment to moment, who goes on dying to the past, is never attached to anything. Attachment comes from the accumulated past. If you can be unattached to the past every moment, then you are always fresh, young, just born. You pulsate with life and that pulsation gives you immortality. You are immortal, only unaware of the fact.

~ Osho

I visited a new blog today, The Wandering Atavist, a great storyteller with lots of tales to tell.  His stories of days as a fireman reminded me of…

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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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